Bad habits

Two words: bad habits. But easily fallen into. Not only that, they also make a great name for a convent rock band. I was thinking about bad habits as I munched my way through a piece of carrot cake. It was my birthday and a carrot cake is as good a way as any to see in…

Behind the curve

I was waiting in the barbers last weekend, reading the paper. I can’t remember which one. Paper, that is – I know which barbers it was. In it, there was an article about croissants. Seriously, there was. And it was an angry article: a supermarket – Tesco, I think – is planning to impose straight…

In the kitchen

Having decided, last time around, to add a new layer to my theoretical pancake stack of “things” that I want to explore, I faced the perennial problem of where to start. It’s easy enough to say that I would like to know more about the environmental impact of my food and drink choices; it is quite…

Adding a second pancake

With a recent post about purchasing a fairer phone and another on the environmental impact of cans, it would seem that the next layer in my pancake stack of righteousness is identifying itself. (And if you don’t know what I’m on about vis-a-vis pancakes, hop over to youtube to watch a short cartoon that explains it…

Shear perfection

People seem to be responding well to the posts about what we’re eating so, eager as I am to give you what you want, here’s another quick recipe run-down. Mrs RB was given The Happy Pear cookbook for Christmas. If, like me, you’ve never heard of David and Stephen Flynn then allow me to introduce the…

Pious much?

So here’s a thing. I am joining the world of the connected, the joined-up, the modern. I am becoming just like you. I am getting a smart phone. Windows tremble in their frames, birds swoop into the air in confusion, somewhere a baby cries. The world rocks on its axis and then lies still once…

Moor! You want Moor?

Having had an enjoyable experience with canned beer recently, I was keen to see if this was a fluke. A one-off. Obviously the thing to do was to buy some more beer, right? What I actually did was to buy some Moor beer. That’s a good-looking lineup if ever there was one. As well as…