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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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  • Are you Board yet?

    A week of yet more exam preparation while embracing the whiteboard life. Time to get organised! VanMoof-ing Nowhere? That subtitle is a little bit of an exaggeration, although it serves to illustrate the continuing issues with my VanMoof S3. It has completely changed the way I get to work for the better, and saved me […]

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    Are you Board yet?
  • A Wild Cat Chase

    …and other quests. This is just a quick update for the week. If you’re a Haruki Murakami fan, you’ll appreciate the title. Our wild cat chase was fruitless as the name suggests, but we haven’t given up. The weather has been beautiful. No, that’s not a mistake. It is March in Plymouth, and we’ve had […]

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    A Wild Cat Chase
  • VanMoof-ing On Up

    A recent change in traffic in Plymouth has led me to embrace a completely different way to get around. My normal week involves three days of car commuting as I bring my daughter to nursery on those days, and two days on the bike. The city has recently undertaken some major work around the hospital […]

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    VanMoof-ing On Up
  • Taking the Pisco – Ordinary Decent Spirit

    This one is a bit different. One of my many interests involves the fermentation of sugars in a variety of ways to produce delicious and refreshing beverages. Alcohol, of course! And what better time to talk about alcohol than St Patrick’s Day. Recently I’ve been listening to Neat! The Boozecast with Teylor Smirl discussing the […]

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    Taking the Pisco – Ordinary Decent Spirit