Category Archives: Recipe

Wedding bills

There are three big relationship commitments these days in Britain, which are, in descending order of both cost and ease of extrication: having kids, buying a house and getting hitched.  Fifty years ago, invariably marriage was the first as well … Continue reading

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We’ll go where there’s cheese

I work for a company now owned by an American private equity firm.  For those who aren’t familiar with companies like this, they are essentially a giant pot of money, buying and selling businesses in order to increase the size of … Continue reading

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Shopping

I am a man.  There are several pieces of evidence I can point to which support this bold assertion.  I can read a map, but I cannot do so and simultaneously absorb any helpful advice I am being robustly offered, … Continue reading

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Opposites attract

I am inherently lazy. It’s part of what has driven my career: I’m always looking for shortcuts, ways of removing wasted effort, systems to do things automatically which people spend time doing manually. Because I know I am lazy, I … Continue reading

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Burgermeister

My decreasingly-fat foodie friend mentioned in his recent blog post that he was really missing butter, and that got me thinking about what I miss as a part-time vegetarian.  The list is, slightly surprisingly, not all that long.  Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Into the Valley

We are pushy parents – we recognised and reconciled ourselves to this long ago, but it does help our cause that our eldest is a very bright spark indeed.  My wife, until fairly recently, worked for an education-based company that … Continue reading

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Robbed

I was all set this week to write about the usurious Warwick Castle after a pleasant but costly recent day out there with friends, but Madame Tussauds has been spared the brunt of my ire. The company’s unlikely saviour is … Continue reading

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