Tuesday, 29 December 2015

End of year update.

These last few months I've been researching the Trump extravaganza and should have a little something soon.

I'm on my time away from coffee. This is the first time I don't miss it, but it means I'm making 4 pints of chamomile tea of an evening and putting in in the fridge for the next day.

I've discovered Cetrine for allergies. Meah, nothing to write home about. But it does mean I can have a sense of smell for a bit more time.

I have two frozen lobster in the freezer for new years day. Small ones. 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

A Christmas light.

Christmas food.

OK. Once I discovered the brining of a turkey made it reasonably edible I've attempted to do it with chicken as well as turkey. But for they purposes of the season it was a turkey breast rather than a full bird I soaked in salty water with chillies, juniper berries and thyme. My usual shop ran out of the cranberry and port jelly, so I had to buy the raw fruit which I cooked with Kombucha I made myself rather than alcohol. It's basically a light vinegar, which is what the port is anyway given any heat whatsoever would boil off the alcohol leaving only the acid. But in case the turkey fails I have two lobster that I can cook.
I have some dark chocolate, but I'm not that gone on that nowadays. And a plum pudding, Again meah, I'm not over bothered quite frankly.
I'm really lost though about Jessy's reaction to salmon. She'll climb through brambles to get some. And a tiny bit does her, what you'd put on a fingernail.
Anyhoos, I've the bird breast cooked as I'm not that gone with hot turkey. Cold will do me nicely. All I've to cook is the greens. Basically a ten min job.

Happy Christmas Guys.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015


This is a composite of 10 photos stacked to give better sharpness.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

When did they... .

.. . start packing batteries in plastic you need a serious box-cutter knife to get at. And don't try kitchen knives if you value your digits either.

Thursday, 17 December 2015


I've been trying to reduce weight and have gone to a smoked salmon supper. Who'd a believed my little dog has a taste for it.

I got a strip of 300 LEDs. I'm not sure what I'll do with them. At the moment I have them strung over my bedroom and using them instead of the main lights. Oddly they seem better. Certainly more daylight balanced and ergo better for SAD. Aiding Vit D usage/uptake.

It's warmer here than it was in June.

But it really hasn't stopped heavily raining for three weeks. Mind you we were really lucky for the months before that.

Got a flu jab today for the first time.

Got my first antihistamine in years, Zirtek. Oh, you can buy Claritin here, over the counter. But I think the good stuff is removed.

Had a very bad trawl through the 2nd and shops today.

Bought an external harddrive 'cheaper' than I could on Amazon. Now that's a first. Seems Amazon is on the turn.

I'm working up an idea for the spring show at the royal Hibernian academy.