Mah’s Pasta Sauce

Home Alone on a Friday Night

I’m back living at home, so I’m lucky enough to get my dinner cooked for me by my mummy, but occasionally I have to fend for myself. This means either getting an oven meal or something that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and cook – for example stir fry is one of my favourites, quick and healthy. I can cook but I don’t have the patience to prepare a meal just for myself but prefer cooking with company other than the dogs and Magic FM (it would be Radio 1 but it sucks after 7pm unless you’re planning on spending the night clubbing in your kitchen). Continue reading

Al-Salam, Oxford

Perhaps they were over-stretched

It was a Saturday night and all of our first choice restaurants were fully booked with up to an hour’s wait for a table. Al-Salam was to be our saviour and they found my boyfriend and me a romantic table for two in a quiet spot at the back of the restaurant. Except that it wasn’t quiet and not in the slightest bit romantic. Continue reading

New Camera & Photographs

My old camera died the way most fiddly-electronics seem to with one of its buttons becoming permanently stuck down, meaning it wouldn’t even switch on. It would have cost £60 to fix and so they recommended I just go for a new one. So after a few days eBaying I won an Olympus C-60 Zoom. It isn’t a new model, but it was cheap, has 6.1 megapixels and a lot of preset functions which is good for me as I’m not the world’s greatest photographer.

The results of a night out with my new camera can be found at my Flickr account, which was created only so that I could add comments to the @media pictures.

Leaves on the Line

Last week we were left a note on the whiteboard of our tiny local train station saying that from 1st October all trains to London, Waterloo would be leaving 3 minutes earlier. This seemed like a good idea and I was quite glad of being able to arrive in work at 9am rather than just past the hour. Continue reading