But still got baking to do! Yup, I think I’m all shopped out and after tonight, everything will be wrapped and ready to hand out. There is then the small matter of making the trifle for Christmas dinner, and baking some bread for the Annual Christmas Party on the 27th. I’m going for two flavour…Continue reading No more shopping!
Somewhere in a suburban town, in a slightly unkempt semi-detached house, a man, alone in a darkened room, sits hunched over a desk. Spot lit by the desk lamp, he is surrounded by scrunched up balls of paper, broken pencils, the debris of his ailing mind. He writes. The dark creeps in, smothering the light…Continue reading The untold story
Sometimes things just work, pieces fall into place and without really realising it you discover you are happy, content and completely at peace with the world. And, coming from a grumpy bugger, that’s saying something! So it transpired that Saturday and Sunday melted into one big pot of OSSUM. A slow paced Saturday, an amazing…Continue reading Weekend of OSSUM!
It’s true. I’ve checked the calendar. Twice. It is definitely almost Christmas. Which means it’s almost the end of the year. How did that happen? I’m a bit disappointed that I’ve not yet managed to get the new ISTC website up and running. It’s close, so close, and after a few frustrating weeks of backtracking…Continue reading Ho ho … ho?
Yes, it’s definitely that time of year. The music has started to be played on the radio (where are all the NEW Christmas songs??), the first dusting of slush has plopped itself all over everything, and I’ve got a cupboard bursting with presents ready to be wrapped, not to mention cards to be written and…Continue reading We wish you a thingywotsit…
I forgot to open my advent calendar this morning, I don’t think my brain is willing to accept that it’s already the 1st of December. The year really has flown by in a haze of highs and lows, and all things considered I think the trend has been an upward one. Certainly finishing the year…Continue reading Pinch, punch
“Ying this” said Yang. His name is Maudlin. He can’t help it, he did not choose it, it was given to him. He is drawn, like a vivid butterfly daubed with life, to the dark and raging volcano. Blinded and burnt as it approaches, seared wings fizzle and disappear until nothing is left. Life dies…Continue reading Balanced
Well that was a pretty, damn epic weekend. Friday night involved mulled cider, lipstick on boobs, and other nefarious goings on including realising it was time to go to bed because daylight was returning. It was one of those unexpectedly good evenings of making new friends, and probably involved a little more whisky than was…Continue reading Highs and Lows
A product release is imminent. A trip to visit two customers in the US of A. Ongoing complications with the new ISTC website (soon, soon!). Planning for 2012, including a major restructure of our content. Actual writing some documentation (a rare occurrence!). Plus all the usual things that life is wont to throw at us. Maybe…Continue reading On not blogging
Having received a slow cooker for my birthday (rock ‘n’ roll!) I’ve been enjoying some tasty dishes, culled from a couple of recipe books aimed at said method of cooking. Meat based dishes are wonderfully tender, and full of flavour, soup based dishes are thick, wholesome and not laced with salt like most canned soups…Continue reading Cooking of the slow variety