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These are posts about me personally.

Think of it as a “dear diary” post.

Out and about

I’ve not been posting much lately. Not because I haven’t been doing much but because I’ve just been a little lazy with posting. No one thing has been remarkable enough to write a blog post about.

Plus, I’m not convinced anyone actually reads my blog. If anyone does, then it must be only a handful of people. Maybe blogging is a dying art these days.

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Posted by on 9th November 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Shopping

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Cookery: The Juicy Lucy

I’m not really much of a cook, and this is the first time I have blogged about cooking. But I thought I would share an experiment that I did in creating a Juicy Lucy burger.

I was watching Man vs Food recently, which I enjoy watching for the Travelog aspect and the food, although I confess that the eating contest part of it leaves me queasy. In a world where some people are starving, it feels rather distasteful (no pun intended) that Competitive Eaters force-feed themselves more food than they require. But anyway.

One of the burgers I have seen mentioned several times is the Juicy Lucy, which is a burger where it has cheese inside the beef patty, and I thought I would have a go at recreating it myself.

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Posted by on 2nd September 2019 in Cooking, Diary

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But is it art?

Having recently bought yet more nice art, as mentioned in my previous post, I’ve had a bit of a spending spree on even more art today.

I only popped out to the supermarket, but I decided that whilst I was out, I’d pop into White Lion Antiques and ended up buying a number of things.

I guess this means that I only “popped out” but I ended up “out out“.

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Posted by on 25th August 2019 in Diary, Home furnishing, Photos, Shopping

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Out and about

Work is a little slack with so many colleagues on holiday at the moment, so yesterday I decided to take the day off and go shopping.

It’s been a while since I last visited Henley-on-Thames, so that was my main destination, but as it turned out this was just one of many places that I visited.

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Posted by on 21st August 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Shopping, Social

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Thruxton again

A year ago I posted about popping over to Thruxton Race Circuit for a track day. Gold Track were back there again this year, so I popped over to see the guys and girls.

I wasn’t planning on driving on the track this time, not least because I’m still running the same tyres which are now starting to look rather worn, and also because I didn’t fancy getting up super-early.

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Posted by on 11th July 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Photos

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And then I went out…

Well, having stated in my post yesterday that I seldom go out, I decided to go out today. 🙂

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Not going out (much)

I’m not entirely sure how many people actually read my blog, or follow me. When I moved to self-hosting, very few people have re-followed me and I’m not sure if my followers from wordpress.com still get notifications for posts made here or not.

But, regardless of whether or not anyone reads this blog, I thought it was about time I posted an update

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Posted by on 8th June 2019 in Diary, Out & About, Social

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Enforced absence

Sorry about the lack of posts and new pics lately.

Back in January I developed a cyst on my eyelid that progressively got worse. In the end it was felt that minor surgery was needed, which was done under local anaesthetic as an out patient at my local hospital.

It was an unpleasant procedure, and they had to cauterise it which was a horrid smell and rather distressing.

I had quite a lot of post-operative swelling, and it took quite a while to heal up. During this time I was unable to wear any eye makeup, so photos were rather out of the question.

I’m all healed up now, so hopefully I can get back to regularly posting pics on Flickr.

 

 

Posted by on 27th April 2019 in Diary

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20 million views

I never thought, when I joined Flickr in February 2009, that 10 years later I would be seeing peaks of hundreds of thousands of views per day, nor that I would see 20 million views.

20 million views

I wish it were possible to see the lifetimes stats, but Flickr doesn’t retain these. But I think the growth has been exponential. Even as recently as 2014, I was only celebrating 2 million views and daily peak views of a few thousand rather than a few hundred thousand. It’s been quite a growth.

It’s just nice that people like to look at my pics, and leave such nice comments about them. Thank you!

 

 

Posted by on 26th February 2019 in Diary

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Pin up art, and a new purchase

In this post, I buy a reproduction of a painting by Gil Elvgren, and trace some of the history behind it. I also have to modify the painting in order to be able to hang it.

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Posted by on 10th February 2019 in Arts and Crafts, Diary, Home furnishing, Shopping

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