Archive for 03/06/2013

May 2013 Favorites

Churchmouse Campanologist

Churchmouse Altarmousefinal copySpouseMouse and I saw the original version of this on an ITV series which aired a couple of months ago, Food Glorious Food.

The object of the show was to find a best-of-Britain dish which Marks & Spencer could adapt for its food section. If I remember rightly, a curry dish won the day and should soon be on its way to the general public.

One of the dishes which intrigued us was Donny and Nora’s Smoked Salmon Cheesecake. If I were having guests over, I would certainly make it to serve either as a starter or a main course. If you are looking for something homemade, delicious, elegant and unusual, you would be hard pressed to find a better recipe with chilled salmon.

I recently made a modest version of this for SpouseMouse and myself. It was delightful. We were sorry to finish it.

The following are…

View original post 871 more words


Neil's Commonplace Book

No, I didn’t watch Paper Giants last night, though I am sure it was probably as good as everyone was saying. Why not? The story does not really interest me. Why should I bother seeing again the crapification of Oz women’s magazines into the arse-wipes they now are – even if like most I occasionally cast a look at them in the doctor’s surgery.


So instead I watched the first outing of The Observer Effect on SBS. It has promise.

Before that I watched the final part of Whitlam. Well worth it. The Khemlani Affair and the activities of Jim Cairns and Ms Morosi – in fact the whole of 1974-5 – look even weirder now. On the other hand that time was a watershed for Oz, and in so many ways for the better.

I see The Sydney Morning Herald is still following the Sydney High/Selective School story

View original post 34 more words


Boating Maxwell– – Hipster Maxwell the pig may have hail damage to his baby blue VW Cabriolet, but he’s so slick that he speedily gets an appointment through his Geico app with an insurance adjuster, and as fellow hail damage sufferer Ted struggles on hold with his insurance company, Maxwell even has time to steal Ted’s girlfriend away, and go boating with her!  “Later, Ted!,” chortles the nameless fickle girl. –What is it with pigs, anyhow, that makes them “chick magnets?”  Perhaps because they’re both farm animals…

Now if only they could have attached Maxwell’s trademark pinwheels to the handles of his Skidoo!  This porker gets out and about more than most of us do…but just remember that relationships with pigs are illegal in most states! 

View original post

worth less verses

The media landscape is changing.  Most of know this, but some of us do not.  Those that know, understand, and can harness the variables involved will survive, and even thrive in the new environment that has been created in the last few years.

Clay Shirky, writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. describes a story where a four year old girl is watching kids programming and gets up to shuffle through the cords behind the TV to look for the mouse.  Shirky then makes the comment, ” Media that’s targeted at you but does not include you may not be worth sitting still for”.

His point is a clear depiction of the changing media landscape we find ourselves in.  Many of us that were born before the year 1990 might have a hard time adjusting to they rapidly changing world that we find surrounding us.  But the…

View original post 167 more words


Because of the sudden glut of investors looking for a very safe medium for safeguarding their money, the price of gold on national and international markets has been climbing steadily in recent years. But, investors need to know certain things before getting into this market. Read on for more valuable advice and insights to add to your investment knowledge.

It is always a smart idea to have more than one appraisal when you are considering selling gold. Dealer prices vary by store. When you have several estimates, you’ll have a better idea of what fair market value is.

samsung un37eh5000 review Sell your gold online. You no longer need to visit a physical store to buy and sell gold. There are many places to sell gold online. You will receive a package that details how to send you gold pieces. As soon as your items are verified, you receive an…

View original post 416 more words

The Kester Group


By Martin Kester

For The Kester Group

Regardless of your business, there is a season. Some are more defined than others, but the goal is to have your product spoken of both in and out of season.

The broadcast television season runs similar to a traditional school year with final exams for shows running in May. Cable television is vastly different, from the subject matter and content they can put on your screen to the number of episodes. Therefore, when George R.R. Martin finally allowed his fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire to come to life; only a premier cable provider could serve as the launching pad.
Sunday marked the penultimate episode of the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. I’ve read all five books in the series and peak in occasionally to see if my imagination matches what’s on the screen. Bringing the events that…

View original post 509 more words

The Iron Demesne

They send their regards. First screen capture I’ve seen of any quality. Its rather humourous, I knew it was coming, but it still hit me like a crossbow bolt through the heart, or a knife through the belly . . . Oh wait, too soon.


Anyway, I’ve already declared for STANNIS years ago!!! The true king in the North, in the South, everywhere!


By the way, I promise to never have a post like this again. – Fingers Crossed –


View original post

Ron's View

The PBS hit series Antiques Roadshow came to Seattle recently, with an episode that aired just last week. During their visit, they stopped at my favorite museum, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. (It’s a state museum, and it’s on the University of Washington campus. Come visit!) In hour three of the episode, as explained at the show’s website, “host Mark L. Walberg discusses Northwest Coast Indian masks with appraiser Ted Trotta at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.”

No need to watch the full show. Just click here to see the two-and-a-half-minute Burke snippet. I’m sorry I can’t embed it, but just click and enjoy. The mask pictured above is one of the two featured. You can read a little more and get additional views of the mask here.

View original post