I was a little irritated when I found out that all the Ashes 2017 cricket coverage is going to be on BT Sport. More annoyed now that I’ve found out that there doesn’t even appear to be any highlights on terrestrial TV or Sky. Looking forward to sleepless @BBCTMS nights then!

I recently bought this book

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‘Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka’ by Bree Hutchins - from our local library (stock reduction). It’s an interesting and well photographed travel journal of a trip around Sri Lanka in addition to a multitude of recipes picked up along the way. Tonight I cooked from it for the first time - Boiled Egg Curry, Spinach with Dhal and Fried Cabbage -

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The results were superb; gently spiced but extremely tasty. A lucky random find that I can highly recommend!

Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day Seven: “Shadow”. I haven’t been outside much in the daylight today so have had to resort to candlelit shadows …

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Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day Four: “Up Close”. Baby squid, taken during the preparation of a paella this evening. Hipstamatic filter applied.

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Micro.blog Photo Challenge Day Two: “Tasty”. Greek style Sunday dinner - Vefa Alexiadou’s aubergine and pepper casserole. @douglane

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The Autumn Rugby Internationals started today - the Wales-Australia game was a far better game than England-Argentina.