Slow Cooking

On my to-do list for this year was to try and cook more of my own food (especially that which is then freezable). I've never been a fan of ready meals, and especially after having a couple this weekend (I was tired & they were in the reduced section.. Taste the Difference Steak & Ale Dumplings - the meat was so horrible I left it - rest was nice!), I have been having a go…

WTF (Church – wrong or right?)

This picture has been doing the rounds as a sign of a church not being aware of 'culture' - however, looking at their Facebook page, I think they are only too aware of what WTF means: "A Wake advertisement hangs outside the north side of the SUB on Thursday. The First Family Church sponsors Wake, which is for college-aged Christians." An interesting take on getting publicity - not sure what I think of that -…

Clothes-Swap Party

Yesterday, I went to a clothes swap party, and despite expecting to come away with nothing (well, since my chest infection, I've put on a lot of weight :-( but it's steadied now - just waiting to go the other way), but I came away with the following: It was a really enjoyable evening - no one was quite sure what to do at the beginning, but Lynne had organised it all very well. Racks…

London Fringe Festival Short Fiction Awards

Even though the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the big thing that the moment, London's Fringe Festival continues throughout the year. I was invited to come hear Charly's short-story which had been short-listed. I don't leave work til 7, when the event started, and unfortunately they went in alphabetical order, so I missed, but still, I think the support as the results were read out was appreciated! The guy who set up 4'33" reading his short…