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New Basho Artwork

Dear all,

A couple of weeks, Cesca and I went to a very strange cafe. It was a cafe where not only do they serve food, but also ceramics!

The supplied ceramics were all unpainted and the task was to adorn the item before it was fired. Here is my attempt at a Coffee Cup, which I have given to my mum.

Before firing:

After firing:

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Basho’s Roast Lamb Shoulder Recipe

This is a recipe based on one by the great Jamie Oliver and the original is available online at his site.

I love well cooked lamb, the way the juices flow from the intensely flavourful meat together with the texture with real bite, well roasted is simply the quintessential British dish. This is my idea of cooking on a Sunday; instead of sitting there basting meat, sweating over potatoes or cutting up veg, this dish is entirely prepared in advance and then just left in the oven for four hours. That’s four hours down the pub, entertaining your guests or making love to your wife.

Four hours well spent!

After which, you will be presented with a lamb dish fit for a king and tasting succulent enough to entice even the most ardent beef fanatic.

I have made this dish many many times and there is a knack to it and a few simple rules that can really help turn this into something special.

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The political compass

How I have moved thanks to my world travels

Zen and the writers desktop – 7 Steps to writers freedom

Where I go to get away, not where I want to get away from!

Short Jolly Swagman Backpackers Review

A copy of my Hostelworld.com review:
Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Sydney, Australia
25th Jun 2008, 3 nights

Nice location.  Fine interior. Not really for our age range, lots of drunk kids. WIFI/internet costs a rip-off in 2008!  We moved on to Eva’s on the 28th (much nicer)

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A day of triumph!

Today is a great day! www.outsidecontext.com is now (for the moment at least) the number one hit on Google for "outside context". I have finally beaten the seemingly cheating Wikipedia entry! Time to celebrate!

More P0rtal Wallpapers

Here are some more P0rtal wallpapers for you to enjoy!

Click to embiggen!

Life Stories 2 : Strange Happenings

This one is legendary. When I was fresh out of University I moved down to live with my then girlfriend (now wife) Francesca in Southampton,England...

The story of my new PC : Showdown at Basildon

Continued from Part Two

So, Saturday rolls around and Cesca and I jump in the car at a god early time in the morning and […]

Basho’s ricotta lasagna recipe

My ricotta lasagna recipe, you can make it either veggy or non-veggy. Very tasty!

Great Movie Pistoleers

Pistol shooting is an art. Many cinema characters have pursued this amazing skill set. Below is my personal favourites. To make this list […]

ASK.COM: Jeeves is ALIVE!

I have always been interested in exactly how intelligent the system was and so decided to interview the search engine as though it was a person and find out!

The story of my new PC: Part Three – I HAVE IT!

Finally the quest ends!

The story of my new PC: PART TWO!

Update on the saga to order a new PC

The story of my new PC

what a nightmare ordering off the web can be!

The best MOVIE actor of all time

Sir Michael Cane

Films with twist endings.

Head Fuck Movies!

Weakened Ghoulbane Walkthrough

**Please note that this entry is my diary of my quest for the Ghoulbane**

**CONTAINS SPOILERS!**

**Current version: 2.0 – Added pictures of TOV**

My Quest for the […]