Month: August 2010

August 28, 2010
Just go back from a wonderful day out with ,,, and Smitty; we met up to see today’s matinee perfomance of “Into The Woods”, at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

I know this show pretty well, having seen it twice before, and owning the DVD of the original Broadway cast. So having thought about it on the train home, I can honestly say that this was the best of the shows I have seen live, and comes a close second to the original Broadway cast.

August 27, 2010
August 26, 2010
It is pi persistently raining for yet another day, and I am aware that on Saturday I will be watching “Into The Woods” in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Oh, boy, it seemed such a good idea when I bought the tickets a month or so back!

The met office is promising a sunny day on Saturday; so I guess we are probably doomed.

August 24, 2010
Having previously spent a brilliant weekend at Halsway Manor, singing songs and playing board games, last weekend I went to stay with a friend, whose family were away on a camping holiday. Four of us decended on his lovely home in the middle of Norfolk, for 3 days of playing boardgames:


August 23, 2010
I’ve decided to go ahead and buy the pellet grill I was talking about last week. It is a little over the top for my needs, but I think it will be good fun. All being well, I should have the grill by the end of September.

One of the things that isn’t immediately obvious is that this larger grill is actually more practical than my kettle charcoal grill for just cooking for myself. With my kettle, even if I just want to do a couple of hamburgers for myself, there is a minumum amount of charcoal that is practical to use, which is actually more than is needed for a couple of hamburgers. After cooking, there is the same amount of cleanup, whether I have cooked for one, or a dozen, and I have to let it cool before picking out the unburned charcoal, to use again

August 23, 2010
Having spent a whole weekend filking (and a little board gaming) at Halsway Manor a week ago, I spent the whole of this weekend at my friend Jeremy’s. His family had gone off camping, so 5 of us settled in for a 3 day games fiesta. Food was supplied, so a couple of us took it upon ourselves to supply the beer, and a good time was had by all.

Here are the games we played.

August 19, 2010
August 19, 2010
On a TV Quiz, I have just watched a woman who claims to teach remedial classes to young adults and teenagers answer the following question:

“A man pays 500 pounds for a car. Its price has been reduced by 60%, what was the original price?”

August 19, 2010
I’ve wittered about this to two people on the phone today, and sent one of them a long email because the poor soul sounded vaguely interested in my demented enthusiasm. So I thought I might as well post about it.

As some of you have gathered, I have been having fun with BBQ. In fact, I have been grilling regularly for about 2 years now, but have only recently tried to do some proper advanced BBQ, like smoking and slow-cooked joints of meat, which I have covered here.

August 17, 2010
While at Halsway, a few of us discussed exchanging song fragments, to see if we could either finish off each other’s songs or get some kind of inspiration to go in another direction.

Anyway, I have sorted through my “unfinished” folder, and posted up half a dozen sets of lyrics in various stages of completion.

August 17, 2010
August 10, 2010
My last post contained a large picture which was not hidden behind a cut, and so it inflicted itself across my LJ friend’s friends list.

Apologies for this, but it was not intentional – as a result I have just unearthed a bug in my bespoke Wordpress code. I haven’t fixed it, but knowing it is there should prevent this happening again.