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All of a sudden, I find myself inundated with reading. At first, I seemed to only have a couple of things going, but I realise now I am consuming at least four different things. I find myself less relaxed this holiday season than previous which is understandable with the new setting and responsibilities. My hobbies have suffered, especially reading and I've been piling on too much. I was sick last week and I have just…

March 19th, 2012: This entry was an unfinished draft from December 2008. It is mostly complete so I decided to post it anyway just for my own records. This week in food: fudge, chicken soup with tofu and mushroom, chicken, fishball and chinese vermicelli soup with mushrooms and celery, Monday, December 15th, 2008 Breakfast: Cereal with yogurt I made Fudge. Lunch: Leftover rice and lemony chickpea stir fry Snack/Early Dinner: Flatmate made noodles and stir…

My first started and completed project in London, but I don't think I'll need them that much even though everyone has been saying this has been an unusually cold December. Then again, I am from Canada. I digress; these mittens are lovely and easy. I went down to 3.75mm thinking these would be too big. They are actually now on the smallish side for mittens, but since I have small hands to begin with, they…

This week, I finished book one of Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series and I am about to start book two. I only really need to read it and book three and then I will write a review of the eight books so far. I think I've been on the same scene in Hamlet for two weeks, but I did buy JKR's The Tales of Beedle the Bard last week at Hatchards. I've read the first…

Lots of lovely dark brown sugar make this baked good. Chocolate chips made this extra gooey. The top skin was lovely. As usual, I cut a lot of sugar and some oil. I used a mix of margarine and sunflower and grapeseed oil because I did not have canola on hand at the time. They were chewy and sweet. Nice and decadent, but not as much as brownies, but the chocolate really adds a great…

Well, this has proved to a fruitful reading weekend. Since Friday night, I've read books four to eight of the Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire) Series by Charlaine Harris. I have not read the first three (and was spoiled by a friend) yet, but I will get back to rereading the series. They are quick reads, and I, like many others were attracted to the series by the HBO TV adaptation of it "True Blood". The…

My Old Place: Authentic Northern Chinese 88 Middlesex Street London, E1 7EZ 020 7247 2200 Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate The Cost & Date: Thursday 20th November 2008 :: £65 for 5. Food & Drink: We had soup, lamb on skewers, pig's feet, fried crab, celery- mushroom- shrimp stir fry, this other dish I can't remember and white rice of course. We had aloe vera for a drink. Setting: Laid back Chinese style. No place…