Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cocktail of the Week – Mai Tai

Elinor and I are big fans of Food Network UK, which started on UK digital TV last year. All of their programmes cover food (unsurprisingly) and the vast majority of them are made by the original, US-based Food Network. Watching American … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Dandy

It was announced this week that Britain’s longest running comic, the Dandy, will cease publication in December with a special 75th anniversary edition. Weekly readership has dropped to less than 8,000, resulting in cancellation of the printed version. (Hopefully the … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Aviation redux

For the first time (I think) in Cocktail of the Week, I’m going to revisit a cocktail I’ve done before.  I’m not doing this because I’m lazy or uninspired – it’s because, this time, I’m going to do it right. Regular readers … Continue reading

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Wallowing in comic nostalgia

In anticipation of the new Spider-Man film, Marvel Comics recently brought out Volume 11 of Essential Spider-Man. (The Essential series reprints (in black and white) Marvel comics of yesteryear, starting with the very first issues from the 60’s, which would otherwise be prohibitively … Continue reading

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Cocktail of the Week – Moscow Mule

After a three-month hiatus, I’ve decided to start blogging again – there’s no terrible, traumatic reason for my absence, simply a general lack of inspiration. And there’s probably no better way to start than with that old favourite, Cocktail of the … Continue reading

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