Author Archives: Alan Bell

Lateral Flow Tests

We took our first Lateral Flow test this week which resulted in a little amusement. The first smile happened when I opened the package and saw the little slip of paper announcing that they were made in China.  If this … Continue reading

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Vaccination Complete

I had my second jab of the AstraZeneca CORVID-19 vaccine yesterday – no side effects with either. The Boss had her second jab two weeks ago with only minor side effects of a bit of an ache at the insertion … Continue reading

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On Holiday in the Back Garden

21c and Sunny so time to mimic the lunch we like when in Mallorca. The only difference is that we would normally have it in a café in Alcúdia, whilst today, we sat at our decking table and I was … Continue reading

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One Year On

It has been one year since the first lockdown, and during that time there have been 4,301,925 confirmed cases of CORVID-19 and, sadly, 126,172 deaths attributed to the virus in the UK. In the last few months we have seen … Continue reading

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A Tale of 9 Eggs

As a general rule we have a cooked breakfast or brunch on either Saturday or Sunday; lately that has been poached eggs on toast. Last Sunday, at about 10:30, I boiled up the water in my trusty wok (it’s better … Continue reading

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Cooking is Very Therapeutic

I’ve enjoyed my foray in to cooking over the last few months. I have found it to be a nice change from my day job of software development; very relaxing, except for that hectic part at the end when you … Continue reading

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We Went To Mars With Perseverance

Or at least our names did. Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – NASA Mars A couple of years back Mary and I signed up to the NASA project to send our names to Mars with the Perseverance Rover. These are the … Continue reading

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COVID–19 Vaccination

To all of those anti vaccination and conspiracy people out there: You have the right, in all countries that believe in free speech, to believe in anything you want no matter how stupid you look to the rest of us. … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Bliss

Well that was a successful weekend’s cooking. As I said in the previous post, Friday’s carbonara was a great success. The boss gave me a gold star for the Mediterranean dinner on Saturday. She has always turned her nose up … Continue reading

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Going Mediterranean–Unfortunately Without the Sun

As I said in my last post, this weeks Saturday dinner will be cod with Mediterranean roast vegetables and a tomato relish. This one is, pretty much, going to be my own concoction, with a few sneak peeks at recipes … Continue reading

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