....low volume setting on your speakers recommended if you don't want to be deafened!
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
However, there was a small minority who were intent on mischief, getting drunk and generally making a nuisance of themselves. There was a small percentage of young people whose pastime was vandalism. There had been a report of damage being caused to a sunblind outside a shop in Station Road and the street was beginning to be called `Hooligan Street`. The police were called to the incident but the offenders had made their escape by train."
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I won't bore you with the internal shots of venerable rafters made out of apparently whole trees...but suffice it to say, I'm covered in a fine layer of cathedral dust and I've stood in an awful lot of pidgeon shit this afternoon. The views were fantastic but the experience didn't do anything to improve my vertigo...that last shot looking down from the lantern gallery is surprisingly steady considering how much I was shaking at the time, it's a lot higher than it looks in the photograph.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
She likes to play and romp
With children poor and ill-behaved
Who boast no style or pomp
Their costumes are not quite correct
They have no pretty tricks
Lucinda! Pray be more select
In higher circles mix"
Check out the rest of the book (and beat your children into submission) here at the Rare Books and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress
.....and it looks like I've got it relatively quiet (thought no-one came to check the decibel rating of the clockwork timer on the central heating, I suspect there might have been a purple splodge on the map if they had!) Check out whether it's time to buy a pair of industrial strength ear mufflers here
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Link to NFH Propaganda
450ml (¾ pint) Single Cream
110g (4oz) Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 Onions, whole, peeled
Pre-heat oven to 200°C; 400°F: Gas 6. Place the onions in a saucepan, cover with lightly salted water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat. Roughly chop the onions, mix with half the cheese, season to taste. Butter an ovenproof dish, add the cream. Add the onion mixture, stir gently. Top with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with crusty bread.
......and as you can see from the ingredients list, not the slightest hint of anything feathery. Something very similar to this was a 'regular' on the family menu in my youth....Ma insists that it was called "Welsh Rarebit", I tend more towards the more prosaic "Cheese and Onion Pie" No matter, it was very tasty.....hope this recipe lives up to expectations!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
.....because Wing, who could just possibly be the worst professional singer in the world, obviously makes a living out of this sort of thing. According to her website she's already released her 14th cd, and if you "Buy any full price CD (US$14) and pay just $3 more - a total of US $17, Wing will sing live just for you over the telephone. (You can have Wing sing to a friend instead if you wish).".....Oh, how I wish I'd known that before Brian's birthday last weekend, because he sure as hell wouldn't have got that boring bottle of aftershave!!
And for the capitalist version.....go to diggerhistory
Funny, there's often a striking similarity in the imagery!
Previously posted Google Sky
Monday, May 12, 2008
More vintage Peel goodness can be found at
Oh, and don't miss the BBC tribute site where you can hear more about the joys of pet sniffing or watch (a rather blurry, low-res) "Home Truths, The Movie"
Why not get creative? fontstruct is a free, online, modular toolkit that allows you to build your own downloadable truetype font.....or you can just be lazy and download one that someone prepared earlier! Requires registration.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Visit the SiteLines website
I suspect I'll become a regular visitor at TasteSpotting.....who can resist (because I know I can't!) gallery after gallery of pictures of delicious food? Find something you like the look of and click on the picture to link to the recipe.....couldn't be simpler.