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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:17pm on 30/05/2010 under , , ,
Made bread yesterday. White bread this week; makes a change from the wholemeal I’ve been making recently.

I thought this week’s Dr Who was a little disappointing. The cast and setting were good, but the story was trite, the characters were weakly drawn, and it really shouldn’t have been a two-parter.

Swimming this morning: no fire alarm this week, and there was hot water in the showers, so we’ll count it as a success.

We had Turkish-style food for lunch today, to go along with the Turkish F1. (Well, Turkish food in as much as it matched our idea of what Turkish food might be like, without us doing anything like research.) My homemade houmous was amusingly garlicky. Maybe it will be mellower tomorrow. Kate made some vegetable kebabs and some falafal. The race was pretty exciting too, with some good overtaking.

Andrew made pies for our tea tonight. He found some pastie-makers that he’d never used, so we folded fillings into puff pastry: cheesy vegetables in half of them, and potato and pea curry in the others. It worked rather well. Pies are good.

Then back home to watch Lewis and to eat chelsea buns, hot from the oven. For a change I sprinkled sugar crystals on top, rather than the sugar syrup that I’ve used previously. It worked pretty well, and was a bit more like the chelsea buns I remember from bakers as I grew up in Nottingham.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:17pm on 30/05/2010 under , , ,
Made bread yesterday. White bread this week; makes a change from the wholemeal I’ve been making recently.

I thought this week’s Dr Who was a little disappointing. The cast and setting were good, but the story was trite, the characters were weakly drawn, and it really shouldn’t have been a two-parter.

Swimming this morning: no fire alarm this week, and there was hot water in the showers, so we’ll count it as a success.

We had Turkish-style food for lunch today, to go along with the Turkish F1. (Well, Turkish food in as much as it matched our idea of what Turkish food might be like, without us doing anything like research.) My homemade houmous was amusingly garlicky. Maybe it will be mellower tomorrow. Kate made some vegetable kebabs and some falafal. The race was pretty exciting too, with some good overtaking.

Andrew made pies for our tea tonight. He found some pastie-makers that he’d never used, so we folded fillings into puff pastry: cheesy vegetables in half of them, and potato and pea curry in the others. It worked rather well. Pies are good.

Then back home to watch Lewis and to eat chelsea buns, hot from the oven. For a change I sprinkled sugar crystals on top, rather than the sugar syrup that I’ve used previously. It worked pretty well, and was a bit more like the chelsea buns I remember from bakers as I grew up in Nottingham.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:52pm on 23/05/2010 under ,
While we were getting ready for the BBQ yesterday, Beth watched several old Dr Who DVDs: Full Circle (a particular favourite of hers), A Girl’s Best Friend (which sort-of counts as Dr Who, and is watched a lot), and Arc of Infinity. When I asked her what she had watched, she couldn’t remember the title of the last one, and described it as a Gallifrey story, so I rattled through a few Gallifrey-based stories but didn’t get it. I asked her what happened in the plot, and she said that she couldn’t describe it, which is probably fair for Arc of Infinity.

Today she watched Horror of Fang Rock, which is one of my bestest favouritest Dr Who stories. It was hard to tear myself away to go and do my paperwork.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:52pm on 23/05/2010 under ,
While we were getting ready for the BBQ yesterday, Beth watched several old Dr Who DVDs: Full Circle (a particular favourite of hers), A Girl’s Best Friend (which sort-of counts as Dr Who, and is watched a lot), and Arc of Infinity. When I asked her what she had watched, she couldn’t remember the title of the last one, and described it as a Gallifrey story, so I rattled through a few Gallifrey-based stories but didn’t get it. I asked her what happened in the plot, and she said that she couldn’t describe it, which is probably fair for Arc of Infinity.

Today she watched Horror of Fang Rock, which is one of my bestest favouritest Dr Who stories. It was hard to tear myself away to go and do my paperwork.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 08:41pm on 05/06/2009 under , , ,
Wrote a shopping list for tomorrow’s lunchtime BBQ. Torrential rain in St Andrews a couple of hours ago; now it is quite bright and blue-skyed. Heaven knows what the heavens will give us tomorrow.

Had a lousy day yesterday — woke up feeling as though my head had been kicked in, with some of the worst hay-fever-fuzzy-headedness that I can recall. So I took the day off and slept for half the morning. Felt well enough to cook some lunch, then watched a couple of Who DVDs with Beth in the afternoon — Destiny of the Daleks and Battlefield (in the new feature-length-with-extra-bits edit).

Today has been much better. Thankfully was working from home; fuelled by my Graze box I got quite a bit done. Mary is due to arrive for the weekend later this evening.

Watching Rush Hour 3 at the moment; lightweight silliness.
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