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New Year’s Resolutions 2014

I don’t normally do New Year’s resolutions but I’ve got a lot that I need/want to be doing and so thought I’d give it a try this year; if nothing else it will be interesting to reflect on come the end of the year.

  • Spend more quality time with my family.
  • Learn to drive.
  • Move to a bigger house.
  • Cut back on my alcohol consumption.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Getter fitter and healthier.
  • Be more organised.
  • Learn new skills and become better at my job.
  • Play (and win) more poker.
  • Enjoy life more.

Yoda No Try

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Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014

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RIP Lewis Collins AKA Bodie from The Professionals

RIP Lewis Collins AKA William Bodie from the 70s and 80s action/crime/drama series, The Professionals who died at his home in Los Angeles yesterday (Wednesday 27th November, 2013) aged 67 after a five year battle with cancer.

RIP Lewis Collins AKA Bodie from The Professionals

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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My Chilli Plant

Hot Chilli

At work we have all been growing our own chilli plants from some seeds Jimmy gave to us.

Below is a picture of mine, affectionately called ‘Chilli Banilli’ (it was supposed to ‘Chilli Vanilli’, but I had a cold and so Jade misheard me and wrote ‘Banilli’ on the pot).

As you can see, it growing really well (the best in the office 🙂 ) and I’ve already taken half a dozen chillis off that I’m going to use to make a BBQ sauce and I should get plenty more to experiment with.

(Click on the image to enlarge)

Chilli Banilli

Jimmy is growing the Trinidad Maruga Scorpian, the hottest chilli in the world at 1,500,000-2,000,000 units on the Scoville Scale (the equivilant to weapons grade pepper spray); I’m not sure what mine are but they shouldn’t be anywhere near that hot.

The Scoville Scale is below…

Scoville Scale 2013

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