Why bother?

Why do I continue to have this website? I clearly can’t be bothered to think up anything to put on it, and, looking back, everything on it is cringeworthy 😀

I may just ditch it all and have one of those simple pages that just lists your name and links to your twitter (which I haven’t updated in ages), your facebook (which it mostly private) and your linkedin (which I barely use either).

Anna P4

Remembered again - here is Anna starting Primary 4

And I remembered to have the grass cut this year :)

Chicken on the Weber

I got the chance to try out my Weber Poultry Roaster, which I have had for very nearly a year - got it for my birthday last May!

Popped down to my butcher for a nice chicken just before lunch, when the legendary long queue had died down a little. As is always the case, I came out over £40 ligher having only gone in for the chicken. Still, the fridge is full of lovely meat products and I had a nice sausage roll for lunch.

Fired the weber up at about 15:00 and got the poultry roaster set up. I managed to maintain quite a high temperature this time (I’ve been struggling lately), almost 200C, and the chicken was ready in a little over an hour. A little over an hour was how long it should have taken in the oven anyway as it turns out, but I wasn’t expecting the temp on the grill to be so high.

After taking it off the grill and carving, we stuck from veggies on the roaster and chucked in some more smoking wood chips.

Overall, very good and clean plates all round!

New camera

I’ve finally upgraded my ageing Canon EOS 400D up to a 600D. Not new, but newer.

It does HD video, so I thought I’d try it out by recording a ‘Good Luck’ video for my favourite band Raintown’s upcoming wedding tomorrow.

So, here is Anna performing a verse from Picture Of Us. Perhaps not an ideal wedding song, but I couldn’t be bothered explaining that to her :-)

For a 10 minute effort involving a performing child, it didn’t turn out too badly. Apart from my dodgy zoom at the end, she got too close and I tried to zoom out. Ah, the pressure. It was the final take, dinner was ready!