Author Archives: Alan Bell

Going Greek

Yesterday we went Greek curtesy of Rick Stein with his Soutzoukakia. (Meatballs in tomato sauce with cinnamon and cumin) I’m scoring this one 10/10 as the boss, noted for her lack of enthusiasm for meat, cleared the plate. I only … Continue reading

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Asian Food – Nice

I may have said this before but we are very partial to Asian food. One of our favourites is Peking (or crispy) Duck. Now it is very easy to send out for a takeaway or buy the heat and eat … Continue reading

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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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