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And boom! One day off and already I have things to talk about!

Today was the Coventry Sky Ride – an annual event that Birmingham,England’s second city, fails to have despite putting aside millions of pounds for the promotion of cycling in the city. I was registered and looking forward to it but then, suddenly, I couldn’t be arsed. Instead, an under-the-weather Mrs CthuIu and I went to the Bournville Ale and Street Food Festival. Best decision we could have made. Read More


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This evening, with the help of Mrs CthuIu and Mrs Grotts, I went foraging. It was hugely unsuccessful.

It’s a bit of an odd time of year in the foragers calendar. The blackberries are either gone or at the explosive end of their life cycle, the orchard fruits are coming rapidly into season but are, well, usually ensconced in orchards, sloes are out but there has not been a frost yet and fungi are notoriously dangerous and, for the most part, dormant until the October rains come. Read More

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In the face of stiff competition from the Australian giant, Tim Tams, Britain’s own Penguin has stepped-up its game.

For me the overwhelming draw of the Tim Tam is the Tim Tam Slam – a judicious nibble on diagonally opposite corners which allows the Tim Tam to be used as a tea or coffee ‘straw’ softening the biscuit but maintaining good integrity. This was copied by plucky Brits using Penguins Read More

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I’m feeling a bit hungover this morning and I’ve realised that this has become a bit of a recurring theme. I’ll deal with it.

While I was getting my morning tea and porridge, I heard a couple of blokes (bloke blokey blokes) having a conversation about their dietary habits. One was a meat-eater, the other a vegetarian. Each one waxed lyrical about the virtues of their respective sausages and how bacon is always a sticking point – facon just doesn’t cut it when you have had bacon even once. And then the vegetarian asked an important question: Read More

This may be my last entry…

Right now I am on an enforced bland diet. Essentially this means that I have to stay away from greasy of spicy food. The former shouldn’t be a problem right? I eat pretty well. The latter though… sheesh… tough times ahead! Read More