Spartacus: Gladiator Bootcamp

It was yesterday when I walked past the Spartan training on the seafront, that I wondered what the training for Spartacus (now in it’s final season) might have been like? Apparently I’m not the only one to wonder. It was gone midnight after I had consumed a variety of Spartacus training special features including’s … Read more

Things I do when I have too much time on my hands

a broken keyboard with keys out of place

Ahoy, and seasonal greetings to you, blog chums. It’s a Saturday and I find myself at my office, whimsically fiddling with my computers. I have had more than enough of holidays by now. What’s left? Another movie, another chocolate, another sweet and sticky mulled apple cider?

I can’t take any more. So, instead of wandering the streets, or making endless OCD systems for backing up my data, I thought I’d say Hi to you, and share my list of Things I Do When I Have Too Much Time On My Hands.

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A journey into fitness, martial arts and technology-enhanced training, or “How I learned to love the burn”

Today a friend Amelia’s Shepherd‘s multi media project about female fighters is featured on the BBC’s website. Kickboxing has become a very significant part of my life, and inspired (albeit reluctantly) by the Olympics, I thought I’d share my story about it. It begins with me admitting that I am becoming a sporty person.

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Transgenic spidergoats, psychedelic plankton and 70’s turtlenecks all at the RI channel

As a long time TED fan I was really pleased to discover that  The Royal Institution have developed the RI channel, a new video platform, for both their own and others’ popular science videos and lectures.

Although still in Beta at the moment, it is beautifully designed, with high quality videos, and content is being added regularly.

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Wholemeal banana prune muffins

wholemeal banana and prune muffin - yay!

Let’s for a moment ignore the fact that I am blogging recipes.

I know, I know but these are really yummy muffins and now I won’t lose the recipe.

Also, lifehacker does cooking, so maybe it’s the new cool.

Tastier than the imposing, grout-like bran muffin, this one has plenty of good stuff for your digestion, yet is light enough to feel like a treat.

Did I really just write that? The shame. A career scripting Saturday morning Kitchen beckons.

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