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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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  • Lofty Ideals (or Ideal Lofts?)

    The “I finally got round to insulating the loft” edition. The previous owners of our house did a wonderful job making the downstairs look nice, but corners were cut elsewhere and basic jobs that should have been tackled early were ignored. Energy prices are officially insane, and having a weedy 100mm of compressed wool insulation […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Part 4 – Café Culture

    Cafés are everywhere in Seoul, so this time we’re talking about café culture in the capital. A Twosome Place It’s an excellent and preposterous name in equal measures, and a reference to “A cup of coffee, Two of us, Some dessert, Place”. I didn’t say it was a particularly good reference, but it certainly is […]

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  • Spooky Times at Newforge High

    We were away in South Korea over the Halloween period so I didn’t end up putting together the customary “making of” post. Halloween has been and gone, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t enjoy spooky things. If you haven’t already seen it, check out this year’s Newforge Studios horror flick, Desperation. Having the office […]

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  • In Search of Seoul, Part 3 – The Outside

    Although we spent most of our time around Seoul and Seongnam, we did venture out and explore more of the countryside and mountains. Who knew there was anything to do outside of Seoul? The capital is where everyone wants to be, evidenced by the absurdly high population density and endless rows of imposing apartment blocks. […]

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