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November 24th, 2006
Hey good looking, what you got cooking?

We got our kitchen redone, here are some pictures. I didn’t take any before pictures unfortunately. It was brown and 21 years old so you get the general idea.


My favourite feature of the kitchen is this rainbow mug tower I bought from Brighton last summer.


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November 23rd, 2006
At least two reasons not to catch a staple remover

At least two reasons not to catch a staple remover

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November 23rd, 2006
97X, bam, the future of rock and roll

Three, three hour exams in three days.
It’s fun being an accountant.

Posted at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | Category: General

November 22nd, 2006
Three Word Blog

I’ve now enabled comments posting on the three word blog (found to your right, down a bit). I know I spoil you sometimes but you deserve it.
You don’t have to limit yourself to just three words in your comments but you’ll get extra points if you manage to.

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November 18th, 2006
It’s a Knockout

Colleague 1 walks into the office with a black eye.
Colleague 2: What happened to you?!
Coleague 1: I went ten rounds with George Foreman, man!!
Me: You opened a cupboard door and a George Foreman grill came flying out and smacked you in the head didn’t it?
Colleague 1: *sheepish* Yeah…

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November 5th, 2006
Fawke Off

I think my mum summed up Bonfire Night rather well tonight.
“It’s a stupid tradition and a waste of money!”
Except she said it in Punjabi and it sounded even truer.
p.s. Happy 6th birthday to Saima Says :)

Posted at 10:31 pm | 6 comments | Category: General

November 5th, 2006
Domestic Goddess

I’m not that great at that whole cooking lark. I am however Won’t Cook rather than Can’t Cook. Lately though I’ve been terribly excited about baking in particular. After a failed cooking attempt last week (“This tastes like Salmonella”) I tried to redeem myself by making some cupcakes using a recipe from my new favourite blog, Cupcake Bakeshop.
I searched high and low for the special cupcake cases that I’ve seen used on many American cupcake sites. They’re so difficult to find over here or in smaller quantities but eventually I found somewhere in Bristol that does them. They arrived on Friday so I got baking straight away. I knew the girls would boo and hiss if I made anything that wasn’t chocolate so I used a simple chocolate cupcake recipe from the site. I think following the handy tips was my saving grace.


I was so pleased when they came out right! I managed to get 23 cupcakes so I think I slightly overfilled the cups but none of them overflowed. I did end up with one anaemic looking one (it was all the batter I had left) and that one got nicknamed “Nemo”.

I wasn’t sure which topping to go for but in the end opted for one that I already had the ingredients for, chocolate buttercream topped with Smarties. The recipe produced very light and moist cakes. All in all, a pleasing result if not a little sweet.

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November 3rd, 2006
Quote of the Day

“The way you talk reminds me of okra.”

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