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  1. With lemon and sugar
  2. I felt inspired by your pics of Chana Masala but didn't have any chickpeas so did pretty much the same recipe with cauliflower instead. Absolutely lovely
  3. I loved this and am definitely going to try and see some of his On hype, it's always nice to see a really good film without it, rather then be told this is amazing and then being well yes I guess it is, and it's ruined some films for me though thankfully not this one. But smaller and foreign language film rarely get seen by most people without it.
  4. Really enjoying it, 4 episodes in
  5. One genre that I feel Europe do so much better then the UK and US is romantic comedies and low key dramas. They're complicated, explore the human condition, have something you can actually connect with or relate too, and tend to have deeper female characters. I frustratingly can't remember many names but Perfect Strangers and Gloria stand out in my memory
  6. Quite disappointed with Mini Motorways, not just because it's the sequel of a much better game, but as a city building enthusiast I could feel what could have been a good game in it. The main problems are: traffic lights are useless, you don't get enough motorways, and there's not even a limited ability to move buildings or at-least change the entrance/exit of the warehouses/malls whatever they are. Meaning that the game time is very limited and to 'win' you need to partition colours off into isolated groups, meaning that it's not really a city building game anymore but a puzzle.
  7. Has anyone been playing Mini Motorways. So far it feels like a really nice sequel to Mini Metro
  8. It looks like we're going to see Frank Turner and Dropkick Murphys next year somewhere in Europe as they're touring together. So that's no 40 quid tickets out the window ha but it's two acts we want to see and we'll make a trip out of it
  9. I've got tickets for Cat Empire and Dubioza Kolektiv booked for early next year. Both great bands that you can really dance to. Sadly and stupidly missed out on Chemical Brothers and they have no dates yet for next year But I'd love to go to more that aren't 40 quid a pop. Anything that you can have a good stomp to, I particularly like brass, gypsy, jazz or Celtic inspired punk and rock. I'm guessing that New Cross is a good shout
  10. I've got a copy under the tree and I can't wait to open it up, sorry give it to someone as gift
  11. When abroad I would order my Dad his favourite foods and wine from Sainsburys as a home delivery. Not giving much care for branding and packaging, he was over the moon with this. If presentation matters (which to be fair is important for most people when reviewing a gift) then an actual hamper would be better even if less value.
  12. 1995 1. Casino 2. Clueless 3. Kids 1996 1. Fargo 2. Trainspotting 3. Mars Attacks 1997 1. LA Confidential 2. Boogie Nights 3. Jackie Brown 1998 1. The Big Lebowski 2. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 3. Little Voice 1999 1. Fight Club 2. Being John Malkovich 3. Human Traffic
  13. I feel like I must be one of the few people that found Groundhog just very annoying, and wasn’t that into Silence of the Lambs. Mind you it’s a tricky era for me as most films were watched as a kid (the number of kids films being evident of that) or retrospectively.
  14. 1990 1. Goodfellas 2. Edward Scissorhands 3. Home Alone 1991 1. Thelma and Louise 2. Boyz n the Hood 3. The Addams Family 1992 1. Glengarry Glen Ross 2. Death Becomes Her 3. Honey I Blew Up the Kids 1993 1. Jurassic Park 2. Mrs Doubtfire 3. The Nightmare Before Christmas 1994 1. Pulp Fiction 2. The Lion King 3. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  15. Thanks for all the work on the right ups I certainly feel inspired to go back and watch some that I missed at the time
  16. Blood orange sorbet is one of the nicest things I've every tasted
  17. emerald fox

    Coffee

    Just thought I'd plonk this here as I've heard mention of the Algerian Coffee Store
  18. I kicked started getting back into reading by finding two books in a second hand bookstore on the weekend. A Darker State by David Young, part of the Karin Muller series, was consumed in three days and satisfied my detective habit (big fan of all things Michael Connolly) plus a bit of cold-war thrown in. Was nice to read a well formed female lead in this genre too. In the Shadow of Papillon by Frank Kane is an interesting read of life in a Venezuelan prison. But I'm finding the auto-biography aspect reminds me of a certain banned poster.
  19. I'm happy Children of Men is getting so much. one of my favourite films of all time.
  20. Not often but yes. In an almost empty screen it can make the right film extremely tense or spooky.
  21. Those look seriously yum @Gotters I've been on the soup and strews recently, did a Beef goulash and looking to do Borscht next. Do you have a link to your coup tupperwear by any chance?
  22. 2005 1. The Squid and the Whale 2. Lord of War 3. The Descent 2006 1. Children of Men 2. This is England 3. Little Miss Sunshine 2007 1. Hot Fuzz 2. Ratatouille 3. The Mist 2008 1. Let the Right One In 2. Defiance 3. Rachel Getting Married 2009 1. District 9 2. Moon 3. Fish Tank Notable mentions 2005: Sin City, Batman Begins, V for Vendetta, Corspe Bride, Lady in the Water, Hard Candy, Brick 2006: Pan's Labriynth, Apocolypto, Monster House, Stranger then Fiction, United 93, The Last King of Scotland, Paprika 2007: No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Hairspray, Gone Baby Gone, Paranormal Activity, [Rec], Eastern Promises, Persepolis 2008: WALL-E, The Wrestler, The Hurt Locker, Slumdog Millionaire 2009: Avatar, Inglorious Bastards, Drag Me to Hell I have to say that for me 2005-2007 were considerably harder years to choose from then 2008-2009
  23. @Gotters I've been seriously considering making batches of soup for work lunches this winter. Over the summer I've been making layered salads in a big jar every morning to take in, but now the weathers snapped I don't think that's going to cut it. I can't stretch to anywhere near a Thermomix at the moment (maybe a soup wand lol), but none the less you've inspired me
  24. I'm wondering if an Ikea Hack might be possible, rather then building from scratch.
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