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https://flic.kr/p/qXexXi 17th February 2015 There is a hotel near where I work called The Rockaway. I've often seen it but never thought to go in. It looks like the sort of place frequented by older folks that like tea and those sandwiches that have the crusts cut off. They have recently started doing takeaway food [...]

Links for March 12th

Cyprus conflict closes leaders' eyes to water shortage Water has been rapidly disappearing in Cyprus since the 1970s, but conflict between Turkish and Greek communities means fixing the problem is not high on the political agenda. Alex Bell finds that Cypriots are now struggling for control of land that is slowly dying. Atheists meet in [...]

Links for February 17th

BBC - Newsbeat - Technology - Sky to replace 90,000 HD boxes - Thousands of Sky+ HD customers are to have their boxes replaced after a fault was discovered by manufacturer Pace. Food intolerance test - Watchdog - Julia Bradbury went under cover to reveal how a 'food intolerance' test available from high street gyms, [...]

Return of the pie

We've been eating mostly healthy food over the last several months and so a previous staple of my diet has mostly disappeared: pies. I love pies - savoury or sweet. They're the pinnacle of pastry-topped food and I love them. I just haven't been eating them very much recently. However, I managed to revisit Pie Heaven today during a visit to the rather excellent Bottle Kiln.

Yo! Sushi

Jo and I decided to spoil ourselves for lunch today so we headed into town to sample to culinary delights of Yo! Sushi. Jo is a big fan of the uncooked fish and I've really enjoyed the few bits and pieces of sushi that I've sampled before. You can order individual cooked dishes if you [...]