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We’ve popped over to Dublin for a few days. Quite nice to have a break from the norm for a few days. Had a (mainly) ace weekend. After a night out on Friday I made amends for things on Saturday night by cooking a superb mussels dish (sort of like this recipe). The next day we had Eirene’s birthday which… Read more →



Shantaram by, by Gregory David Roberts Finished reading this fantastic book last night. It’s a truly epic saga, a doorstop of a book that I’ve been draggin round with me for the last month or so – nearly a thousand pages of small type single spaced lines. I’ve often thought and said “You can judge a book by it’s cover”…. Read more →

My Amaryllis

Amaryllis, originally uploaded by DragonDrop. .. seems to be doing well. Planted about 6 weeks ago. Looks like it may flower soon..


This detox thing is going well. I decided to not drink or smoke or do anything stronger than caffeine for a month. Doing it more as a experiment of will power rather than for any particular health reasons. I’ve been really good, bar one emergency pint when a friend dropped his camera into Earby beck.. (it was a pint of… Read more →