Author Archives: Paul

Quorn shepherd’s pie

My mum used to make shepherd’s pie on a regular basis before I became vegetarian and I missed the comfort food that is a massive helping of shepherd’s pie. Here’s our recipe that gives a bit of a different kick … Continue reading

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Madeira photos

Erica’s first trip abroad, aged 3.5 months, to the lovely island of Madeira. 17-24 December 2012, and mostly warm and sunny! Full set on Flickr

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Beetroot, quinoa and feta salad with cumin and yoghurt dressing

Invented this after getting inspiration from a variety of recipes on the net, as we have lots of beetroot at the moment. The cumin and yoghurt go beautifully with the feta and walnut. Serves two as a main or four … Continue reading

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California 2012

Back from California with an SD card or three. Enjoy the pics, and here’s the route we took¬†http://g.co/maps/r8rfx The full set of photos is on Flickr.

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Heron in flight

Birds in flight are tricky to capture, although herons are a bit slower and more predictable, and on a sunny day (with a 500mm zoom) you can get shots like this… (taken on the Thames downstream from Clifton Hampden)

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Winter 2012

Although it seems far from over, here’s a couple of photos from this winter… The full Winter set is on Flickr.

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Garden update

Lots has been happening in the garden, too much to blog about unfortunately. Our new raised beds are finished and we’ve already planted them up with toms, cucumbers, leeks, carrots, spring onions, salsify, chard, beets and squashes! The greenhouse toms … Continue reading

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Brew #6 – Old Yella

UPDATE 24/06/2011: first couple of bottles we’ve tried taste rather nice, and it was interesting to compare it to a pint of the real thing (Badger First Gold) whilst in Poole the other weekend – tastes very similar! Having had … Continue reading

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Wildlife photography on a budget

Earlier this year I went to a talk at Science Oxford about getting into wildlife photography. I enjoyed the talk, from two extremely experienced (although essentially amateur) photographers, and picked up lots of great tips. However from the outset it … Continue reading

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Namibia

We’ve finally got around to blogging again; after being away and then catching up with all things garden. Some posts on garden progress to come soon, but in the meantime here’s a small selection of some of our photographs from … Continue reading

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