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Today, I am listening to the audiobook for Charlaine Harris's Club Dead and reading some Casino Royale. I think I've given up A Christmas Carol; I'm going to pick it up in July or something. Last weekend, I was actually reading in Paris, France. I had brought one book with me and that is my copy of Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon which is one of my favourite collection of personal essays and books…

Noodle Inn 25 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2DW 020 7287 5953 www.innnoodle.co.uk Tube: Tottenham Court Road The Cost & Date: Tuesday December 16th 2008 for lunch :: £20.90 for 2. Food & Drink: For appetizers, we had steamed pork & chive dumplings (you get four, we had eaten two in the photo). I had a duck la-mian soup (above), and my friend had a pork/chai siu la-mian soup. We also had some tea. Setting: Small,…

This is a staple for one of my friends. She's a domestic goddess and excellent at baking. I've had this cake before and I did mess up on my own versions only because I realised my dish is too small. This is a cake that requires no solid chocolate which is good if you all you have on hand is cocoa powder and you don't want to chop up chocolate or can find mass quantities…

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Image courtesy of RSC / Daily Mail / Alastair Muir"][/caption] Due to the beauty that is the Royal Shakespeare Company's special student rates where you can see £5, I was able to score two tickets for their 2008/09 London season at The Novello Theatre on the Aldwych. Words can not contain how much I wanted these tickets when I first heard about the cast and the fact I was going to…

My ongoing series of knitting books that I consume and like, but do not list in my official book lists. The first knitting books list is here. Ravelry or Amazon links The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd - The books gives basic instructions for all kinds of patterns in any size and gauge. Knitty Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush - Bush's sock books are all popular for a reason; they feature interesting…