Author Archives: Alan Bell

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – A Memory and A Smile

Back in 1974, Her Majesty presented new Colours (AKA Standards or flags) to four of the battalions in my Regiment. Apart from the main event, Her Majesty would be moving to points around the grounds to see various presentations. For … Continue reading

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Another first for my taste buds

Every time I looked at a risotto I have been put off, thinking of it as savoury rice pudding. Don’t get me wrong, I love a creamy rice pudding, particularly the semi-burnt skin, but there was just something about the … Continue reading

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A British Record Broken

Back on 11th July last year I proudly announced that my grandson, Sam, had taken the British Powerlifting Record in his category, bench pressing 230kg. Today that record has been beaten, by 32.5kg, by (you guessed it) Sam, with a … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Meal – and other things

My cooking skills are improving – and I’ve got the cuts and burns to prove it A couple of pictures to make your mouth water:       Top Right: Mexican Bean Stew with cheddar and parsley mash Middle Left: … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of the Year

The time between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day is a bit strange in our household, particularly this year with the potential of another lockdown. Irrespective of the dithering’s of our Government, we made the decision to stay as safe … Continue reading

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The Beauties of the UK

As you know, last year, and a fair bit of this year, was cancelled as far as holidays are concerned. Like many people we tend to holiday abroad these days, but we are not comfortable with the situation to do … Continue reading

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Cute Filet Ends Vegetarian Week

My cooking skills are getting better; and I have the cuts and burns to prove it The post title refers to the filet mignon we had last night, along with fondant potatoes and asparagus with a Diane source. The word … Continue reading

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A British Record

Number 1 Grandson, Sam, just got the British record in his age group (under 23), bench pressing 230kg   He is through to the European Powerlifting Championship in August. So proud of him

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Proud Grandfather here

Just found out that Number 1 Grandson, Sam, has been invited to train with the England Power Lifting Team – Well done Sam; Very proud of you.

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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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