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Dinner at our friend Jo’s – always a very serious affair We don’t have too many New Zealand friends in Britain – so it’s nice to sometimes just hang out and just be kiwis. It was a very sensible and polite dinner party, and in no way were...

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Anthony Herron from Boy Wonder Records and Brian Travers from UB40 I had an interesting lunch that stretched to a whole afternoon at Cafe Soya (my favourite place to get Won Ton Noodle Soup). I was there with Jez Collins, who I work with at the university; my...

Photo of the day – 047

Happy Pancake Day Jake made us pancakes for Pancake Day today. I don’t really get pancake day, nor much care what it all means, but pancakes are yummy so we joined in the fun. These may not be traditional pancakes – they’re thick rather than wide,...

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Ice cream in the middle of February I’d just cycled 15 miles. That’s why I wanted one. But I can’t for the life of me imagine that they’d done very good business other than that this...

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Bobbie made Lamingtons! It was baking day at our house today. Highlight of the day were these traditional, handmade from scratch, kiwi pink lamingtons. Did you know it was actually jelly on the outside of the spongecake holding the coconut on? I never knew that. In...

30 days of… Detox

Photo by PetersPic924 As you may have read, my New Year’s resolution is to do twelve different things for thirty days each throughout 2010. And I thought that after the excess of Christmas and New Year, probably the best way to start is with 30 days of detox...