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Chosty

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  1. Will definitely give those a try. Thanks. If you're ever around Oxford, LB's in Summertown is well worth a visit, and I've had plenty of great wraps from there. I don't work nearby anymore, so rarely go
  2. It says rehydrated soya. Getting a decent Lebanese-style flatbread seems impossible in standard supermarkets (the closest I've found are those pre-folded oval ones, but they're a far cry from the real thing). Best bet is likely to be some Middle East deli of some kind, if you have one nearby.
  3. I bought a pack of this from Sainsbury's yesterday and just had some for lunch, fried and added to a wrap with finely sliced red cabbage, tomatoes, spring onions, mayo and sriracha chilli sauce. It was staggeringly good, and really hit that doner kebab spot (not that I've had one for years) without any of the guilt. Will definitely get it again.
  4. I loved both books when I was younger, and I've read them both a few times in the last 10-15 years or so. Each time I read them now, though, I realise that pretty much all the funniest stuff is in the first book, and possibly even just the first half or first two-thirds. At it's best, I think it's as good as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (another series where the humour tails off pretty quickly in subsequent books), there's some brilliant dialogue and passages where we follow the character's internal thoughts, and loads of little scenes that are paced really well so the humour stands out and doesn't get bogged down by paragraphs of unimportant detail. Once you get in to book 2, it all becomes far too much plot- and action-driven - exactly the same problem as the later series - and the humour is virtually non-existent so it's more like sci fi drama.
  5. Yeah, that vid definitely needs a seizure warning.
  6. I hope that @Ghosty doesn't spout horrendous views that people mistakenly attribute to me, leading to the online equivalent of dogshit being posted through my letterbox.
  7. That sure is a poster. Sounds intriguing.
  8. I think I'm going to print out some samples showing the kind of photos I like to take, show them to a shop like London Camera Exchange, talk about how I'd like to develop my skills then hear what they suggest based on that.
  9. Dead Man's Shoes is one of those films that, whenever it's on, I think, 'Oh, I'll just watch it up to that bit, then I'll go to bed.' Then: 'Oh maybe I'll watch to that other bit.' And so on and so on, awesome scene followed by awesome scene, until you've done the whole film and you're left a bit numb. The scene where the three gang members are doing the washing up while discussing recycling and the merits of empty Pot Noodles doubling up as mugs is hilarious. It's such an incongruous bit of banal domesticity given what's gone on a few moments ago, and what's about to come.
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    Cricket Thread

    This afternoon was the first time in years I was able to watch live test cricket for any length of time. What an innings to pick! I'd forgotten how good, how dramatic test matches can be.
  11. Good point. Just realised I used to work with someone who started a part-time photography degree. I should pick her brains and see if I could try out her kit. Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I love woodworking so that could be the basis of one such project - photos of beautiful pieces of wood grain, woodworking joints, old hand tools, etc. Stuff I can easily do in my garden.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I bought the Reloaded version last night. IT'S PERFECT! Instead of having an early night, I played until the early hours, so in a cruel twist of irony it's probably going to increase my stress levels as I'm going to be less productive at work today. Still, what a fun few hours I had. The core gameplay is SO satisfying and gives me the same pleasure I remember having with shmups when I was a kid. Clearing levels isn't too hard at all so there's a sense of progression, but there's plenty of challenge in getting all the medals, and I noticed there's a hard mode for each level too. It looks and sounds great, and I can generally tell what's going on on-screen. I unlocked level 4, but did a bit of grinding on earlier levels to power-up. That might get tedious later on, but for now it's still very enjoyable. The ship is a little twitchy to control (compared with Ikaruga, which was lovely to move around), but I'm getting used to it and perhaps other ships get unlocked later with different handling. So thanks for the recommendation! With the gold points I had it was under £8, so a real bargain. It should keep me going for a while, and then I'll move on to some of the other suggestions.
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