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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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  • T minus seven days and counting!

    Christmas…only one more week to go, and I’m not feeling all that Christmassy (apparently it’s a word) yet despite ongoing preparations. And yes, as you may be able to tell from my photos (though not quite as easily as I initially thought) it’s the start of sauce season! These, for a change, are mine. Part […]

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  • A brief pause

    There hasn’t been anything up this weekend, but hopefully tomorrow will bring a new post. This is partly due to lack of motivation/laziness, incessant camera research (more on that later), Christmas preparations and of course Skyrim! For now, here are some photographs I took this morning.

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  • Celebratory eggnog anyone?

    What do you do when you get to 1,000 views? (aside from watch clips from the Simpsons I mean) Make eggnog of course! I’m fairly new to the eggy treat (first trying it sort-of last year), but I’ve been getting a head start on my recipe for this Christmas. This one seems to be a […]

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  • Time to celebrate, 1,000 views since I started this thing!

    My first real blogging milestone – 1k views! Thanks guys, and to celebrate, here’s Al Gore: *I fixed the embedding issue, so you can just watch it here now

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