I was wandering around Reading museum this afternoon. Not only does it have a surprisingly large and diverse collection – including a full replica of the Bayeux tapestry – it has a rather confusing and maze-like layout. Walk down what looks like a service corridor or fire exit and you discover a whole new collection [...]
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Here’s an experimental new method for overcoming some weaknesses in my current mashed potato process: While the potatoes are bubbling and the sausages are sizzling take a small saucepan and make a small fire under it. Add a large quantity of butter, small amount of milk, some salt, some pepper, and a tiny amount of [...]
I have a new washing machine! Hopefully this one will be less problematic than the last few. A brief inspection reveals it comes from the “fancy pants” school of washing machine design. On top we see the rather complicated instruction manual which complements the confusing array of dials and buttons on the front panel. Luckily [...]
The MECHANICAL PIG has been switched back on! Watch it do its piggy thing on Twitter! Interact with it on PIG CONSOLE! What will the MECHANICAL PIG do? Only you can decide!
Earlier this evening I was making mashed potato as I am sometimes known to do. After boiling the potato until ripe and tender I prepared the items for the next stage: milk, salt, pepper, and the all important masher. What else? Butter, of course! The most vital ingredient. No butter in the butter hopper. Hmm. [...]
I’ve just suffered my fourth washing machine malfunction in 12 months. Why does this keep happening to me!!! Here is a brief recap: The first washing machine had some sort of problem where it would chew up its insides and spit them out over the clothes. This was replaced but then… The new washing machine [...]
I was conversing with blodgett recently on the subject of the large rubber duck I received for Christmas. I found myself unable to give an accurate estimate on how many times larger this new duck was than the regular common rubber duck. I guessed it was perhaps four times as large. Before reading the rest [...]
Just got back home to Maidenhead. Unfortunately, due to my zealous switching off of everything it is very cold and there is no hot water. Bother. I’m a treating this as a training exercise for my trip to Norway at the end of the month were temperatures will apparently be in the -15C region. Not [...]
cakesniffer.co.uk has been decorated for the festive season! My thanks to blodgett for doing the hard work.
Do you remember the mystery artefact I found in a Knorr chicken stock cube? Well, I sent it back to their lab for analysis and they actually replied! Here is the letter they sent (with some sensitive informations redacted): They also included a coupon for £5 off any Unilever product (apparently they own Knorr). I [...]