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Folded, not scrambled.

April 14, 2023 - 09:03 -- Admin

If I had to choose one meal to survive on, it’d be scrambled eggs. I love them. Mostly for breakfast, of course, the natural home of the scrambled egg. But the beauty of this dish is you can eat it without shame at any time of the day or night. There’s a whole cohort of restaurant workers, especially chefs, who come home to a dinner of scrambled eggs because they’re just so easy at the end of a long shift.

"I hunted down the reviewer who was trashing my books on Amazon"

April 11, 2023 - 11:52 -- Admin

If it’s possible to chef’s kiss a newspaper article with my tongue, this one about a historian who tracked down his nemesis-reviewer can consider itself thoroughly tongued.

“Junius” clearly hated my books. Over the years I’d become used to his scathing one-star reviews appearing on Amazon every time I had a new one published. The anonymous account had become my online nemesis.

What I did on my weekend.

April 11, 2023 - 09:37 -- Admin

Ate and drank, mostly. But not to excess. Or at least not to my traditional version of excess. It was a big work weekend for Thomas at the bakery so we didn't see much of him. And Anna is on exams, so she came home for a quick feed, but it was nothing like the big Easter weekend production numbers of years gone by.

We did drop into a new wine bar and shouted Anna some wine and nibblies that were well out of her budget range as a student.

New migraine cure just dropped.

April 4, 2023 - 13:36 -- Admin

I remember an old Jack Handy joke that went something like, ‘Wouldn't it be funny if the cure for cancer was something like put a croissant on a tractor?’

Yes, Mr Handy, yes it would.

I tried something similar this morning when I realised I was getting a migraine. The pixels came on as I was driving home from the city, having dropped Jane to work. No warning. It was just my turn.