Saturday, 28 November 2015

Just Around The Corner...

You can tell what is rapidly approaching when you start baking these...

Homemade Mince Pies, mmm...

How brilliant is the BBC's new adaption, The Last Kingdom?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Please Explain!

Following yesterday's post, same time today and the temperature was +9 degrees Celsius. Got to love the British weather!

Monday, 23 November 2015


For the first time this winter I had to scrape ice from my car windscreen this morning. Temperatures have plummeted these past few nights and as I left for work today my car thermometer proudly told me it was below zero outside. Brrrr.

At least there was something to cheer when I arrived. A colleague had been baking over the weekend and brought in homemade Mince Pies.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Biggles Grounded?

According to the BBC Reading University plan to demolish St Patrick's Hall, where Biggles author WE Johns is thought to have got inspiration for "... Learns To Fly," based on his own time there. The Victorian Society have launched a campaign to save this fine looking building on Northcourt Avenue.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


Quite pleased by last week's news there is to be a brand new Star Trek TV series, scheduled for 2017. Not quite so keen on press reports a certain Mr W Shatner wants to stage a musical version of the five year mission.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Coffee Anyone?

According to this article in the Daily Mail your choice of coffee shop can make a real difference to the amount of the "good stuff" you actually receive in your morning cuppa. The item also goes on to demonstrate the price you pay isn't a barometer of quality/strength either.

Might explain why I prefer Costa...

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015


Gotta love fireworks...

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Too PC?

I wonder why Google haven't put out one of their famous doodles today?

Is it a case of it no longer fashionable to mark historical religious intolerance, burning a man at the stake or the saving of "mother of parliaments"..?