Archive for July 2004

One Paston Place - One fine restaurant

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

I went into an absurd amount of detail about my tangible birthday gifts from Jeremy, but I haven’t yet mentioned my other traditional birthday present: a Big Meal Out. Last year’s birthday involved a trip to Sevendials, and while it was very,…

Jessica Makes Pasta

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

The title says it all, really.…

Mahlzeit!

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Though I’m extremely fond of it, I don’t tend to eat a lot of German food at home. Traditional German food - like the traditional food of most European countries, I reckon - tends to be a bit more meat-centric, labor-intensive and fat-laden th…

Bologna Part II: La Dotta

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

A busy day in Bologna the Learned.…

Conan, what is best in life?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

Schwarzenegger refers to Democratic opponents as "girlie men". Okay, maybe my feminist credentials are slipping, or maybe I’ve just watched too much Saturday Night Live in my time, but I find that totally hilarious.…

Voynich revisited.

Thursday, July 15th, 2004

If the author of this article in Scientific American is right and the Voynich manuscript is actually a hoax, then, well, that’s a bit of a bummer. At least it would be an interesting hoax - there’s nothing really dull about an elaborate, beaut…

Unfortunately, I must now destroy your cat.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2004

I’m back from my fantastic and music-filled trip to Ireland. While it was rainy and stormy here in England, Jeremy and I were enjoying astonishingly sunny weather on Ireland’s west coast. We did nothing but take walks through the countryside a…

Festival time.

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

It’s summer festival season, and I’ve been taking part in the music-making and merry-making that abounds at this time of year. I spent all of last weekend at a music festival, in fact. No, it wasn’t Glastonbury (egads, anything but Glast…