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  • Rampant Inflation (in the Garden)

    The economy may be in decline, but our garden is exploding! This will be a short one, with a longer post to follow. The raised beds are completely bursting with life. The lone survivor courgette plant has started to produce delicious fruit, and is determined to take over the whole area. The pea plants have […]

  • VanMoof-ing Again? (X3 Edition)

    We’ll be starting the family cycle commute from next week, and what do you need for a cycle commute? You guessed it… I have written about my trials and tribulations involving my VanMoof S3 a few times but since the return-to-base repair, it has been dependable. I’ve put 350 miles on the clock (well, the […]

  • Summer Gardening

    The garden continues to flourish in the summer heat, and we’ve managed to survive despite our heat averse bodies. More Garden Action The heat has more than made up for my late start in the garden, and the raised beds are doing amazingly well. The one remaining courgette plant has finally started to produce fruit […]

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  • Bank Holiday Fever

    We recently had a spate of bank holidays, but thankfully the situation is now under control and the working week has been restored. Am I bitter about bank holidays? A little. Having moved from Northern Ireland to England, we lost out on a holiday. The double bank holiday for the platinum jubilee made up for […]

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  • Cakes

    The title says it all. We’ve been baking! It has been a busy week with not one, but three cakes made. A Sicilian cassata, a pathology-themed teratoma cake, and an experimental mirror glazed Victoria sponge. I have been enjoying getting back into baking now that I have more time in the evenings and that has […]

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  • NAS (Nice And Storage-y?)

    My exam is over and done, and now the real faffing can begin. Bring on games, baking and DIY! The title says it all. I have spent quite a lot of time playing with my new toy, a network attached storage (NAS) device from Synology, the DS220+. NAS, as the name suggests, allow you to […]

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  • 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 […]

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