Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Oxford Philomusica [again!]

Last night I went to see the Oxford Philomusica at the Reading Concert Hall again. I’d seen them twice before, but this was by far their best one. They played: Prokofiev – Classical Symphony Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 Casals – Song of the Birds [encore for Natalie Clein] […]

Romeo and Juliet: Live from The Royal Opera House

On Thursday I went to see Romeo and Juliet: Live from The Royal Opera House at the cinema. Like many people I have discovered Prokofiev through The Apprentice, where it is used as the theme music and, liking it a lot, have listened to the rest several times since. Spotify link. Wikipedia Link. I think […]

Broken Kindle!

A post describing the amazing experience of my Kindle is long overdue. After all it got me back to reading and I have read the following books since receiving it on the beginning of this year: The Sleepless Nanny by Christa Charter The English German Girl by Jack Wallis Simons Seven Agatha Raisin books that I […]

Crime writing workshop

Last night I went to a crime writing workshop hosted by the Reading library: Reading Library presents a unique opportunity to take part in a Crime Writing workshop with popular authors Danny Miller and Emlyn Rees. Debut novelist Danny Miller [@dannymillerkmq] is author of noir thriller Kiss Me Quick. He is also a playwright and […]

#Doodleblanket progress

I dug out the #doodleblanket on Friday after having the urge to continue it and decided to see it in all its glory on Saturday. I reckon it is about 55% at this point and it’s massive!

Website restructure

I never talk about work on this blog, because it is mostly boring or covered by NDAs. For the past few months I’ve been doing various bits and pieces freelance based, but nothing has been anything major or anything that would grab my attention for longer than a day or two at the most. Over […]

The European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon [@TheHexagon]

Tonight I went to see the European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon in Reading after winning tickets from the Reading Arts Facebook page. The concert featured the following setlist, as well as a couple of extra short pieces as encores: Warlock – Capriol Suite Mozart – Concerto for Flute & Harp in C Major […]

First apple and cinnamon crumble

Yesterday I made my first apple crumble. After much research via Twitter, the Guardian and various recipe sites I got confused as every recipe seemed to be quite different from pre-stewing the fruit to chucking them into the dish barely cut. In the end I opted for a recipe sent to me by @sahfenn which […]

Cat’s vegetable hotpot

Yesterday I made a vegetable hotpot thing which turned out so well that I am now confident in calling myself a capable cook. I used the following vegetables: One red onion, diced Several garlic cloves, diced Several carrots, cut into small chunks Several potatoes, cut into small chunks One chard, cut into small pieces One […]

To-do lists

I’ve never been a fan of to-do lists in my private life which, I suppose, is mostly due to always using them in a working environment to keep myself organised. It all progressed over time starting with making notes in my diary on the day something was due to having dozens of post-it notes littering […]


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