As I mentioned at the start of the year, one of my new year’s resolutions was to read more non-fiction books. We’re almost halfway through the year and I am way behind on my target. This book is at least partially responsible for that. I love Mary Beard. She’s a Professor of Classics at the…… Continue reading What I read… Confronting the Classics
Menu Monday Smoked mackerel salad. Tuesday Hampshire pork steaks and chips. Wednesday Halloumi, mushroom and collard greens pasta. Thursday Roast chicken thighs, roasted vegetables. Friday Smoked salmon pasta. Saturday Tofu stir fry. Sunday Roast lamb, mashed potato, vegetables.
OK so this book has taken me ages to get through. According to Goodreads I first started reading this in January 2016. That’s well over a year ago and I’ve not long finished it. Was it really so hard or boring that it takes a normally prolific reader 12 months to read? I’d say no. It’s…… Continue reading What I read… Life After Life
Darn Margaret Atwood – the older you get the less it appears you think of the human race! Atwood famously claims she doesn’t write science fiction, only speculative fiction and this book is seated firmly within her favourite sub-genre: dystopian speculative fiction. In the near future the economy has tanked. As vast swathes of the…… Continue reading What I read… The Heart Goes Last
The permanent roommate gets to fly out to Naples this week for work. Alright for some – while I spend my week in the grey and cloudy Midlands he’ll get to sample some culinary delights in the sunshine. We were supposed to take delivery of some new pet chickens this week but sadly a new…… Continue reading What I ate… Week 20
Very excited about this week’s film of the week! Has anyone else seen Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 yet? If so, no spoilers please! Menu Monday Coddle. Tuesday Date night (Guardians of the Galaxy 2) Wednesday Coddle. Thursday Gammon, tagliatelle and vegetables. Friday Salmon fillets, new potatoes and green vegetables. Saturday Scampi, chips and…… Continue reading What I ate… Week 19
I totally forgot to have a meat-free day last week so this week I’m going to try and make up for it with two. Last time we had a halloumi experiment it went down really well so this week I’m going to try doing something slightly more unusual than just “fry halloumi slice, insert into…… Continue reading What I ate… Week 18