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Single man’s dinner


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P’s been away for a full week now so I think I’ve done pretty well to have got until now before cooking a really lazy – and old-school – dinner for myself: sausage, egg, chips and beans. In my defence, your honour, the sausages were grilled, the chips are oven chips, the egg free range and the beans – well, there’s no need to be defensive about it because they have to be Heinz. (Dearie me, I think I’ve fallen for the marketing.)

Also in my defence, for lunch I had the leftover chicken breasts from the Sunday with some glass noodles and a load of sprouting broccoli poached in a home-made clarified stock. (The Heston method for clarifying stock works a treat, if you’ve got the time.)

Oh, the irony…

I’m approaching the end of my stupid (and it¬†is¬†stupid) resolution to blog every day for a year and I’m starting to think about what I’ve learned from the experiment.

It needs more thought than my self-inflicted sleep-deprived brain can handle right now, but the stats are clearly showing one thing: if I want to chase hits to the blog (which I don’t) all I need to do is write about dodgy SEO shenanigans. By far the most popular post on this blog is the one I wrote about how to block a certain site that claims to be helping site sites with SEO from showing up as a referrer. How ironic.


Had to laugh at what Google autocomplete suggests when typing in Semalt…

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It’s not my fault, I don’t care, I don’t regret a single thing…

I made my seventh appearance on The Chain today, with Kaiser Chiefs – You Can Have It All. I hadn’t realised until I looked it up but my previous appearance on The Chain had been in January 2013, so I think I was well overdue an appearance.

Seeing as I picked Kaiser Chiefs mainly because they’re A’s favourite band I thought I’d get my bit up on iPlayer for her. She wasn’t impressed. Well, she was pleased about Kaiser Chiefs being played but my description as ‘Chain legend’ was met with a rather derisive tone of ‘you’re not a legend’ followed by ‘it doesn’t count being called a legend by those people because they’re not famous’. After I pointed out Radcliffe and Maconie were venerable broadcasters who even appear on tv occasionally, A just said, ‘Well, my friends haven’t heard of you so you’re not famous.’ Kids, eh?