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  • Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    Elden Ring or “How to die with style”

    It compels me. Not the pursuit of the Elden shards, but the game itself… It is time for Elden Ring. I’m only three months late, but this game taken the world by storm and there’s no shortage of coverage this long after launch. It’s an incredibly expansive and compelling adventure of your own making. Want […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    Escape to Sicily (Parte Seconda)

    This post is part two in a series about Sicily. Part one can be found here. I’m back with more things you can do in Sicily (or more specifically, Taormina and the surrounding area.) Play tour guide to unsuspecting visitors Be sure to pay close attention to information plaques as you never know when you […]

  • Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    Escape to Sicily (Not quite…)

    This will be a short one. I’ve run out of time today but will be back over the weekend for the real part two Sicily post. Ah, Sicily. It has only been a week since we were there, and I’m already missing it. To recreate a little of the holiday, I made rigatoni alla Norma […]

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  • What’s Sicilian for excuse?

    This will be an extremely short one. I’ve prepared another lengthier post about our Sicilian excursion, but there’s no WiFi in our hotel room and my mobile internet is patchy as best. And to top it off, the tablet keyboard started playing up and typing eeeeeeeee, which is fine if you’re trying to convey excitement […]

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  • The Exam (no spoilers)

    Like conquistador Francisco Pizarro in the Royal Hunt of the Sun, I witnessed a failed resurrection. What do you do when your beliefs are shattered? You go shopping for new ones! A new week brings a new washing machine, complete with a jaunty tune marking the end of a cycle. The Beko is dead. Long […]

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    The Exam (no spoilers)
  • Rage Against the (Washing) Machine

    First came the death on Good Friday, followed by resurrection on Easter Sunday. This time though, the death was of our previously trusty washing machine and the (almost) resurrection took place on the day that will be forever known as Almost Easter Wednesday. After a great start to the Easter weekend with a session of […]

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    Rage Against the (Washing) Machine
  • Déjà vu and The Exam

    This is a little bit of a non-update. Not a whole lot has happened over the last week, and The Exam is creeping ever closer. In Good Spirits The spirit collection is ever growing, although I never made an effort to organise it in any way. A few nice bottles were prominently displayed, and some […]

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    Déjà vu and The Exam