Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
From the Uni newsletter, "Insight"......
"David Ducasse, who is in the final year of the Performance degree, is a member of the four-piece band Scooch who were chosen by viewers of BBC1’s Making Your Mind Up to represent the UK at the 52nd annual Eurovision Song Contest. They will perform their song Flying the Flag (For You) at the contest, which is being held in Finland in May. Scooch enjoyed chart success in the late 1990’s and reformed especially for the competition. David is pictured second from the left."
So put your seats in the upright position, fasten your safety belts and prepare for takeoff ladies and gentlemen....
And I'm not sure whether I should even suggest this as a possibility.....but dammit, I will! How about a Eurovision Family Do on Saturday 12th May, Euro food contributions mandatory from all participating parties, fancy dress optional? (bearing in mind there's an in-built damage limitation plan, my TV is a paltry 21in and there ain't no surround sound!)
Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
- Eastern European
PS Can't believe I even managed to THINK about food after last night/this morning up at the Centre of Britain!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Ringtons tea advert from late 60's.....watch out for the shot of the van making it's way out to Whitley Bay lighthouse, blink and you might miss it! Personally, I think their standards have sadly slipped....my Ringtons man wears jeans and has ditched the homburg (they're still using the standard issue basket though!)
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Thursday 31 May - 7.30pm
Stunning flamenco from some of Andalusia's finest award-winning artists. Jaleo's blistering display of explosive footwork, haunting singing and virtuoso guitar, stamped with their own charismatic raw energy and emotion, brings the authentic heart of Spain to the Playhouse. Tickets: £13.00 Full, £12.00 Easecard, £11.00 Concs
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits and entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier.
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin'd,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide,
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again towards the childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything
But Robert Conquest gives us the concise version.....
First you get puking and mewling
Then very pissed off with your schooling
Then fucks and then fights
Then judging chaps' rights
Then sitting in slippers--then drooling."
Sunday, March 11, 2007
No one can say we do not know how to live!!!
See you all soon.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Check out more at.....
"Post box damaged in 'explosion'
Police and Royal Mail officials are investigating after an explosive device damaged a post box in Northumberland.
Northumbria Police said officers were alerted when a member of the public reported an "explosion" inside the box in Haltwhistle on Friday morning.
A spokeswoman said officers found the front metal plate had been blown off by the blast.
She said no-one was hurt in the incident and that a "device" had been recovered from the scene."
Not sure about all those 'apostrophes'!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
1 Tsp Black Mustard Seeds
! Tsp Cumin Seeds
6 Medium Potatoes (Cubed)
2 Tsp Ground Copriander
1 Tsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Chilli Powder
2 Tsp Salt
4 Tsp Soft Brown Sugar
1/2 Pint Water
3 oz Tomato Puree 3 Tbsp Vinegar
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and fry till they pop.
Reduce the heat and add potatoes.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
Cover and cook over a low heat until potatoes are tender (about 20-25 minutes) and a large amount of thick sauce remains in pan.
Serve sprinkled with Fresh Coriander
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Thursday, March 01, 2007
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