Tired Flowers

May 14, 2017 8:52 am

I was looking at these for ages. Still poorly and having one of those feeling sorry for yourself type of days were you just sit down, watch awful TV and eat ice cream. I kept looking at these flowers. Then they became something.

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Just some grass

May 12, 2017 1:48 pm

I’m poorly, man poorly today. I just want to find some warm land and snuggle into it. Its gone so cold. So odd that just a couple of days ago I was taking this photo and sweating! More of these days please Mr.Weather Jesus man.

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Alex

May 11, 2017 12:03 pm

It was a lovely day for it. As soon as Alex saw the sample photos of the pump house he was up for it, so off we went! It seemed a little easier getting in this time. Maybe I’m getting fitter?

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Magic Woods

May 7, 2017 4:42 pm

I had a whole day just to myself today. There was a full tank of petrol and nothing but a direction. It was beautiful to just drive and get lost. I ended up in some magical woodland full of bluebells and gnarled fallen trees. The light was just perfect. I’d like to think I’d be able to get back on early sun rise or sun set. Or even in torrential rain. Ohhhhh now that’s an idea.

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Day out with Darren from ExploreList

May 7, 2017 9:13 am

I have a thing. I hate TV. Well no, that’s a bit strong. I really struggle watching anything that has been made or scripted unless it is excellent and mega cerebral and really thought about and artistically presented…I’m hard work I know. I do adore however youtube. I enjoy vlogs and the glimpses into people’s worlds. All real worlds with real things going on. Last year I found Darren from Explorelist and decided to become his super fan. He voyages around the world have lovely adventures. I thought I’d take him out for an adventure with me. It’s in video... Read some more...

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More Lancaster Urban-ness

May 4, 2017 5:47 pm

Another adventure in the urban world. There is something wonderful about these abandoned places. My mind goes wild thinking of the people who used to work there, their hopes, dreams…where are they now. I’m so poetically minded this evening.

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The Pump House Lancaster

May 4, 2017 7:33 am

It was an adventure style type of day. I always past this building every day. It doesn’t look like anything from the outside. It’s a boring looking building. From looking at it on the outside you would have no idea that such treasures are within. It’s so quiet inside, just the passing rumble of a train and the sound of the grass and trees having a lovely summer time sway. It’s also incredibly dangerous, but well worth it for the images. I now need to try and do something better with the place. And for those that enjoy watching adventures,... Read some more...

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The Garden

May 3, 2017 12:39 pm

There is far too much work to do today. But the sun is shining, the air is filled with that glorious warm taste and I just needed to take some photos. I couldn’t journey far from the computer so the garden had to do. I do like bluebells

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Glasson Docks

May 1, 2017 3:53 pm

It was lovely to get out and about with the camera today down at the glorioius glasson docks. I didn’t know there were some epic big abandoned boats there though! Shoes off, I ventured down to get some images. And then started to sink. Quite quickly. I didnt stay long.

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183 Times Greg Haines

April 11, 2017 2:16 pm

I’m not entirely sure why I made this, or what it is. I’ve always adored film and the feeling or warmth it captures that digital just misses out on. When I was editing it I was listening to Greg Haines, this track came on and the two just seemed to fit.

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Cello

April 4, 2017 8:13 am

I never really had one of those pieces of music that I could listen to over and over, one of those trendy desert island discs. I think I have now. I am obsessed with Max Richter. The simplicity, beauty and emotion that he can cram into his work is just epic. It’s all quite sad stuff. Listening to it makes me see things in my brain. Sunny days, warm winds, silence and calm.

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Sous vide corned beef

January 20, 2017 10:49 am

I’ve wanted to try this epic for a while. We dont really get corned beef over on these shores. We get the tinned variety, but here I am talking about the delicious slices of slow cooked brisket they do in the USA. The brisket is brined for about a week in lovely sugars, salts and spices and then either boiled or smoked. Of course I’d adore to try smoking the beast for a whole day, but don’t quite have the powers yet. Maybe in a few weeks time. So, I present part one of sous vide corned beef. If you... Read some more...

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Selling everything – becoming a minimalist

January 12, 2017 5:57 pm

I know it’s trendy and everybody is doing it. But minimalism really spoke to me. I first came to hear of it from the epic Jenny Mustard (click here for site) A lot of what she was saying resinated with me. I had a lot of stuff. Boxes of computer crap, tv’s, car, books, photos, nick nacks, furniture, oH MY GOSH SOOOO MUCH STUFF. But I liked being surrounded by it…or at least I thought I did…look at this average morning in my living room: (edit) – Why the hell did I have a Sky remote?! – I have never... Read some more...

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Simon Rogan Residence week at Rogan & Co

January 12, 2017 5:43 pm

This week only! Or last week, or that week ages ago, everybody’s favourite forager and micro herb grower Simon Rogan had a special week cooking the dishes that made L’enclume famous. I Rather enjoyed it! I think I Prefer the more laid back approach of Rogan & Co, for some reason L’enclume scared me. Maybe because it was my first posh meal. The food was ace and bizzare and a little more relaxed and fun than some of the normal L’enclume bits…my absolute favourite being the first “Tree Tomato Martini Fizz” which was weird and odd. Something like what Michael... Read some more...

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Sous Vide Bavette Steak

December 30, 2016 5:29 pm

I adore the lesser known cuts of meat. I’m not a fan of serloin or tenderloin, they may be tender out of the box, but they are devoid of flavour, nothing to match a mighty rib eye, full of delicious melting fat. Mr Bavette Steak Bavette steak is a weird one. Another tricky one to get hold of. You either cook it MIGHTY fast or for bloody ages in something like a stew until it goes fall apart tender. After the success of the beef short ribs, I thought I’d do something similar with this cut. Behold the results below!... Read some more...

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Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs

December 30, 2016 5:17 pm

Short ribs are my favourite cut of beef, absolutely GLORIOUS. They can be hard to get hold of, but sooooo worth it! Im aiming to get a pink texture, so cooking quite low on 54 degrees, one rib for three days, the other for four days. Rejoice in the video below for the full joy.

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Sous Vide Vension Haunch

December 30, 2016 5:14 pm

So, back to cooking, back to sous vide. I sold the sous vide supreme back in my big purge (video here). I still stand by that purge, it was a glorious freshen up, enabling you to just start your life again, less things, and the things you do have you ADORE and use every day. One of those things I couldnt live without is sous vide, so here we are again, this time with the anova – which is ace! Lets sous vide our venison There would normally be a video, but Im not terribly comfy here, so you are... Read some more...

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Alone in Budapest

October 22, 2016 1:50 pm

So to Budapest. I’m sure I’ll read this back in a few weeks/months/years, (I’m hoping for weeks) and be in a better place. I’m in an odd place at the moment. The last year was a bit of an epic one. I was hanging on to a life that had already gone. The longer I held on, the longer it seemed to get stale or something. The only way out seemed to just get out. So here I am. Sad in a flat in Budapest, writing this. I’m not even sure why Budapest, I think the decision was solely made... Read some more...

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Stuck in a castle

October 11, 2016 5:28 pm

Annually I go in search of ‘The Orange’. One of my favourite orange places to go is the castle over at Anglezarke/Rivington. Rejoice and enjoy in the orange tones.

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Man Behind the Curtain Review

October 11, 2016 4:22 pm

I’d wanted to go here for blinking ages. Summary…it was ace. You should go. I don’t have a vast epic knowledge of ace food, I’ve done three poshers, fat duck, l’enclume and here. I adore here the most. There is no stuffyness, it’s all cool and dark with Gary Numan playing his organ in the trendy exposed rafters. I felt safe here like I was welcome and belonged. Compared to being scared to sausages in l’enclume and ESPECIALLY at fat duck. Of course you have the tasting menu. You eat whatever the hell my friend Michael wants to make. I... Read some more...

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California Adventure

August 28, 2016 12:40 pm

I’ve been obsessed with the world of colour/color fountains over at Disney’s California Adventure for blinking years. It was time to finally see them. They were good.

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Disneyland

August 28, 2016 12:36 pm

A glorious trip to the my ancestral homeland. I’ve been going to Disneyworld over in Florida and Paris for blinking ages. It is every Disney fans duty to visit and pay homage to the ground walked upon my Walt himself. I’ll be back with a boring type rant, but for now do you best to enjoy the video 🙂

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The art

August 10, 2016 6:56 pm

Yes another boring rant. I’ve been plagued for years. At least since university. I’ve been plagued with this thing I call ‘The Art’. I have no idea what the fucking hell it is. All I know is that it lives in my heart and every now and then bubbles up to the top and spews out as awful rants such as this one. It’s some desire to create, to create something truly beautiful. Something game changing, something that makes people think, makes them cry, something perfect. Some perfect ‘thing’…I have no idea if this is music, art, video, painting, food…I... Read some more...

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Not having buffets in Las Vegas

August 8, 2016 6:14 pm

I had been looking forward to Vegas for ages. I’d heard it was Disneyland for grownups, a place where any pleasure is available at any time of the day. The plane took blinking ages, I’m a chap that can’t sit down, can’t watch TV and can’t play computer games. I always have to be doing something, so 11 hours sat on a plane didn’t play nicely with my body and mind. Luckily James Martin had prepared me an awful lunch. As always there was a manic rush to get off the plane, being a cool trendy guy I thought I’d... Read some more...

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Venice Beach – Loosing Car Keys

August 8, 2016 11:59 am

Today I lost the car keys. This actually turned into a bit of a minor nightmare. I’d assumed they would just have some spare keys somewhere? – Turns out the entire car had to be towed. After the wonderful Chuck towed us to safety, they gave us a new upgraded car full of petrol, so happy days. We then journey onto the hippy and trendy venice beach!

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