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9 Feb 2016

A Carrot named Rudolf...

I was shown this odd shaped carrot a couple of days ago, which for some reason had fired the imagination of all the female members of the household.

When I arrived, it was still there unpeeled. It seemed that nobody fancied eating it.

I can't think why...

Chilling out with some Faggots

It is rare for me to throw things out unless they are completely irrepairable, but I decided to dispose of one of my two microwaves recently. I seem to be in the mood for throwing things out at the moment, having disposed of my chip pan a few days previously.

Now I had been suspicious that this particular microwave wasn't working correctly for a few weeks, various things had come out a bit on the cool side, but as the inside of my faggots were still cold after 30 mins cooking I decided that it was now time to dump that appliance.

I could have dumped the faggots instead,  I suppose, but I rather fancied them...

6 Feb 2016

Ten Times Table at The Nuffield Theatre....

A trip to the theatre a couple of evenings ago, reacquainted me with the Maskers Theatre Company.

This time they had booked the Nuffield Theatre, on the University campus in Southampton, which is probably the third(?) biggest venue in the city and possibly the most prestigious(?).

Whatever you views on that, it was totally different to the intimate setting that I had enjoyed so much before Christmas.

5 Feb 2016

How to reduce your cholesterol level - I

After I had soaked it for an hour...!
With recent news that my cholesterol level is 6.5mmol/L, and most of it the "bad" LDL type,  I decided that it was time to dispose of my trusty old chip pan.

As you can see, we have been good friends for about a decade, but it was the one obvious thing that I could do which might help to reduce my cholesterol level in the longer term.

Not that I am too concerned about my cholesterol level. As I said the other day, I am sure that most blokes of my age will have blood cholesterol at that level. That's because it tends naturally to increase with age. The NHS also seem to use a one-size fits all value, which doesn't seem appropriate to me.

However, as I'd been asked to reduce my cholesterol level, I thought I would make some kind of effort to do so...