How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mightiest poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fill the dim pause โ€”

Check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” Delico Deli, large Americano โ˜•๏ธ

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A morning walk. Snow and Moss on Flickr ๐Ÿ“ท

Spent a long time preparing sushi maki with my daughter last night. Fillings of shiitake, smoked tofu, avocado, sweet potato and smoked salmon. Delicious but we still havenโ€™t got the sizes quite right; they tend to turn out a little on the large side.

Just watched the New Yearโ€™s Day Doctor Who. That was a good episode, I always like a time loop and Aisling Bea and Adjani Salmon were superb.

Exit the ascension device!


Main course and dessert.

First visit of the year to my favourite pub. Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd๐Ÿบ

Beer check in via Untappd ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿบ โ€” Drinking a Kashmir by Salopian Brewery

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๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: Sigmatropic (25), Lana Del Rey (14), Gomez (11), The Police (11) & Andy Summers & Robert Fripp (10) via

๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: La Serenissima, Chandler, Bircher, Whelan (27), Nubya Garcia (18), Andy Summers (12), The Police (11) & Kynsy (5) via

Finishing off Xmas evening

Quiet family Xmas dinner of

Gigantes plaki
Harissa roasted sprouts, broccoli, halloumi and spinach
Gingery beetroot with peanut dressing and black sesame

Boxing Day will be busierโ€ฆ

Will be feeling really strong today - cooking nearly a kilogram of spinach for Xmas dinner ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ’ช

Finished reading: Pandemonium by Armando Iannucci ๐Ÿ“š

Film log - watched: Army of Thieves, 2021 - โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ

Film log - watched: Coma, 2019 - โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ

Film log - watched: Wild at Heart, 1990 - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ

Finished reading: Bitter Lemons of Cyprus by Lawrence Durrell ๐Ÿ“š

Short Sunday afternoon walk๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: The Police (40), Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano (17), Andy Summers (13), The Diasonics (13) & Neil Young & Crazy Horse (3) via

First Xmas fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The crowds are in for the early morning cricket ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿˆ

The Ashes 2nd Test in Adelaide is a day-night match, so starts at 4am in the UK. At least I can get up at around 6:30am and follow two full sessions - much better than staying up late into the night/early morning for the standard match timings in Australia ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ

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