Linkblog 🔗: Ian McEwan’s long look back
British politics does not offer much more cause for optimism. Liz Truss becoming prime minister is “such a disaster”, he says. “She’s intellectually so vapid. I think her world-view is so tiny, so shrivelled, so ungenerous, so dry… Or maybe she’s just a highly ambitious politician who’s playing a very cynical game.” He sees an opportunity for Keir Starmer’s Labour – “I admire him in many ways” – but for McEwan, an ardent Remainer who wrote a satirical novella, The Cockroach, about Brexit, the Labour leader remains “tied to the Tories” until he “admits Brexit was a colossal error”.
One of my favourite beers: Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, at The Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol 🍺
Linkblog 🔗: There’s more to spritz than Aperol
Baked polenta with melted gorgonzola – Polenta Pasticciata con Gorgonzola
I’ve been stirring polenta for nearly 40 minutes. My arm is aching.
Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2022 - ★★★½
Watched on Sunday September 4, 2022.
Film log - watched: Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2022 - ★★★½ 🎥
Currently reading: Tales From The Loop by Simon Stålenhag 📚
Currently reading: Endless Forms by Seirian Sumner 📚
It’s been a hard Caturday 💤 🐈
Beyond burgers and mushrooms 🍔🍄
Abbot Ale and long wave radio in the garden for today’s cricket - TMS & England v South Africa 🏏
Bindweed over juniper
From Green Man to Glastonbury, the best festivals are UK festivals
Short article including a nice appreciation of the Green Man Festival 😄
Camp from Thursday to Monday at the Green Man Festival 🎵
Five days with virtually no internet access - plus yesterday to recover from the festival - now just about ready to catch up with the Micro.blog timeline again 😉
Location check in 🗺 — Arriving at Green Man Festival 2022, near Crickhowell, Powys 🎵
🔎 Zoom in
Lunch at Junjira Thai Restaurant
Today we decided it was about time we had lunch at the tiny Thai restaurant in our local market hall
The food is prepared in the small kitchen right in front of the four customer tables
Studying the menu board
Dishes from front to back - Prawn Pad Thai, Tofu Pad Siew and Tofu Pad Mama, accompanied by Thai prawn crackers and spring rolls
Everything was really delicious - but a special mention goes to the Pad Thai, which was fantastic 🍝😋
I’m certain we will be eating there again.