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  • Are you saying Burns night or Boo-urns?

    We were a little late, but this year we celebrated Burn’s night, Haggis and all. Burn’s night is celebrated on the birthday of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, the 25th of January. Traditional Scottish food is accompanied by poems, bagpipe music, and a series of addresses. While we waited for the haggis and accompaniments […]

  • Out of the Ashes

    Welcome to Phoenix One, the new Ordinary Decent Laptop Eighteen days after the Great Fire of Plymouth (not to be confused with the fire of 1902), I am typing on my brand new Dell Inspiron 16, and what a computer it is. The specifications roughly matched my old laptop, but were updated, and the only […]

  • The Aftermath

    The smouldering remains of my Inspiron 15 7000 are making their way to the Republic of Ireland. After the drama of last week, things have settled down considerably. Dell have collected my damaged laptop and promised a replacement system in the next ten days or so, although what form that computer will take is anyone’s […]

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  • Now That’s What I Call 2022

    Here comes the obligatory year in review. What happened in 2022? Quite a lot really. Reporting from a hotel in Wolverhampton for my first in-person conference since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Writing on the Regular Last year, despite several major exams, I committed to releasing a blog post weekly part way into the […]

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  • Christmas, the Aftermath

    I did a lot of cooking over this festive period and now I’m going to talk about it. Enjoy! (There are some non vegan-friendly photos in here, so give it a miss if you don’t want to see turkey spatchcocking) This year I didn’t order anything excessively fancy (no caviar or black truffle), but I […]

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  • Twas the Night Before (the Night Before the Night Before) Christmas

    What better way to spend an evening during the festive season than hanging around a horrendously short staffed and half-shuttered pharmacy. Yes, a new Christmas tradition, but not a particularly pleasant one. Perhaps it could be improved with the addition of mince pies and a glass of mulled wine? Even with that, a mismanaged pharmacy […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Part 5 – Markets

    This time we’re heading back to Old Seoul for a bit of culture. A place where haggling transcends language barriers. To Namdaemun Market! Namdaemun translates to “Great South Gate” (not Gareth Southgate, though you may be mistaken) and was the main southern gate to the old city of Seoul. Right next to the gate is […]

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