Monthly Archives: February 2011

People I hate whilst driving

a car parked wisely in Cyprus (photo by my brother) Right, a rant of epic proportions, and proof that I am the best driver in the universe (cough cough). For reasons that are plain to see, or for obscure ones … Continue reading

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Rye Bread

Ingredients (makes 5 small loaves) For the yeast 1 sachet of yeast 1 tsp sugar 700-800ml lukewarm water For the dough 1/2 strong white flour 1/2 rye flour 1-2 tbsp olive oil a pinch of salt You can also add … Continue reading

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End game?

  In the last couple of years I’ve been absorbed by travel & exploration literature. Not the Bill Bryson type, but the pioneering type. It fascinates me how for thousands of years there were whole continents with civilizations carving their … Continue reading

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Egypt clamps down on blogger

Sand Monkey is the most famous Egyptian blogger, and wrote this piece before his blog was blocked. Reblogged from Antonis’ blog. This gripping account of despair and hope was written this morning by Egypt’s top blogger and activist Sandmonkey. Now … Continue reading

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Fees, cuts and rises in pay: David Eastwood shows the way

  Smug In a week that saw Fernando Torres move to Chelsea for a British record fee of £50m, it was also announced that the Vice Chancellor at Birmingham University received a stunning 11% rise to his pay, bringing it … Continue reading

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