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Adding Hockey Pucks to my Office Chair

Adding Hockey Pucks to my Office Chair

My little Saturday project. I bought a nice IKEA chair a few weeks ago but it comes with Castor wheels which are no good as my chair slides around the place due to having tiles on the floor. Problem is, Ikea does not sell wheel-less castors for their office chairs. So...

MSC Meraviglia Internet Speeds [its not all bad]

MSC Meraviglia Internet Speeds [its not all bad]

I recently enjoyed a 7 day cruise around the mediterranean (from Barcelona) with MSC aboard the MSC Meraviglia, a massive, massive cruise liner, 4th largest in the world at the time of writing carrying 4,500 passengers and 1,500 crew. Obviously with running various ...

Pirate Birthday Cake

Pirate Birthday Cake

It was my sons 5th year birthday and decided this year to make him a pirate themed cake as he is well into pirates. I enjoy watching the food channel and often watch the amazing cake programmes and am very impressed at what they do with fondant which I have never used...

Seafood Dinner Party April 2014

Seafood Dinner Party April 2014

Last year I made a British Dinner Menu for my guests which went surprisingly well, so this year I decided to do something different and went down the seafood route as we live in Marbella which has an abundance of fresh seafood, so it was an obvious choice. The...

Bizarre, Antiquated Renewal Method From My Firewall Company

Bizarre, Antiquated Renewal Method From My Firewall Company

I just wanted to write this more out of frustration than anything because I cannot believe how some companies deal with their clients. Even in the US which is supposed to be at the forefront of technology they are using things like "telephones" to communicate and...

A Quintessential British Dinner Party Menu

A Quintessential British Dinner Party Menu

Before Xmas 2012, myself and my wife attended a small dinner party (6 of us) hosted by some friends and everyone had heard how well my previous attempts at Beef Wellington went. After much persuasion I caved in and agreed I would cook for the next dinner party in Feb...

Win a brand new Sky+ HD 2TB box!

Win a brand new Sky+ HD 2TB box!

Price comparison website broadbandchoices.co.uk is working hard to make #badchoices a thing of the past by encouraging #goodchoices that can help us beat the January blues. For instance, a brand new Sky+ HD 2TB box could be yours if you enter the site's latest...

Bureaucrats – How to Annoy Them and the Twitmarsh Files

Bureaucrats – How to Annoy Them and the Twitmarsh Files

I am in proud receivership of two books recommended to me the other day by my friend Justin Parks. 1. The Twitmarsh Files 2. Bureaucrats - How to Annoy Them These books were written by the late Patrick Moore under his pen name "R.T Fishall" (artificial..get it?) in...

My Workspace New Years Resolution 2013

My Workspace New Years Resolution 2013

I did a nice cleaning of my workspace over the weekend and am happy to say that its still pretty tidy and I intend to keep it that way and my new years resolution is to keep my workspace as minimal as possible and with no clutter + as paperless as possible. And yes,...