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Cooking with Cast Iron

About a month ago I bought my first set of cast iron cookware. It was on sale, ridiculously on sale, through Amazon and figured I better strike while the cast iron is hot, throw out my old cookware and replace it with a beautiful set. 432 more words

I Blame Cranford: The February 2015 Culprit

Two months in, and I’m already posting after the month is over. Bummer.

Clearly punctuality is not one of my strong suits (at least when blogging is concerned.) However, that does make blogging about the four measly books I read last month a little easier. 762 more words

Reading Challenge

WATCH: Cool dad builds amazing homemade luge track in yard

WATCH ABOVE: Joseph Colangelo’s luge track has gone viral and there’s a good reason why – it’s awesome. Scott Rapoport reports.

The coolest father in the world could be living in New Jersey, after reports emerged of a man building an epic luge track in his yard for his three kids to enjoy during the winter. 319 more words


Progress at Clark Commons

So today I get a sponsored post  in Facebook from the Cranford Democrats…nothing wrong with that.

But I thought it really odd that they would use their sponsored ad to tout their (and specifically Kevin Campbell’s)concern over traffic and stormwater runoff. 285 more words


Book Review -- Cranford (1853) by Elizabeth Gaskell

[This is the second instalment in Ashley Thomson’s No Man’s Land Reading Project, for which, in an effort to right a statistical imbalance, he will read only books by non-male authors for the duration of 2015. 786 more words


Homeward Bound......

The Last Hour….

Time to go home! We were leaving Vermont and heading for more snow in NJ. I can deal with that. After a scrumptious breakfast (Christopher cooked), Val took Jordan and Eddie to snowboard one more time. 87 more words

North America

When I die, please scatter my ashes in the Oxfam bookshop.

As it really is one of my favourite places in Aberdeen. Although, it seems likely I will then just be vacuumed up by a rather put-out staff member, who certainly didn’t volunteer with these sorts of goings-on in mind. 112 more words