I know one man’s meat is another man’s poison, but there really was quite a difference in the way that today panned out. Sure, we had some snow and the schools were closed, rail and some bus services were disrupted etc etc and the media reports were talking about the Day of Chaos across Wales.
But it was all a bit different in our house where my dear wife, Mari, had been ordered to work from home as her school was closed.
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This week’s cold snap has caused a plethora of weather warnings/alerts and forecasts of impending danger/chaos and fun. But it did come as a surprise last night when Mari told me what she really wanted for supper.
We’d last eaten Grostl on holiday in Austria around 8 years ago and always up for a culinary challenge I went looking for a recipe. The truth is that there’s nothing particularly challenging in it. in fact it’s really just a re-packaged Bacon, Egg and Chips, but somehow Grostl is far more synonymous with snow than the BE+C variant. [click to continue…]
Starbucks. Do you love them or hate them? Do you go there as a matter of course to grab a fix on the go, or do you take your time and enjoy the vibe of that overall Starbucks experience?
For a long time now I’ve asked myself how they do what they do, how they can draw such big audiences, for this is a theatre isn’t it? It’s not just a coffee shop, we’ve had those for centuries. No, this is coffee as theatre where experience counts. [click to continue…]