Castle Mudcake

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I finally managed to buy a castle-shaped Bundt cake tin today. My experiments with my cathedral-shaped Bundt cake tin have twice ended with crumbs instead of a shaped cake. But I used the cake tin spray on oil supplied by the shop and voila! It worked! Welcome to Castle Mudcake. But danger is ...

Queen’s Head

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Damn, the British drink a lot. But they're generous drinkers, I'll give them that. I haven't paid for a drink since I started work at Haymarket. Whenever the sales team go out, the managers buy me gin and lemonades. It's rather a good thing when you're a skint Australian trying ...

Green and pleasant land

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

Took a long trip out of London, through England's green and pleasant land, to get to Corby and my job interview. There were massive problems - signal failures mostly -with nearly every line of the Tube and the trip to the National Rail station at St Pancras, which should have taken ...