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 temparature 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!

Anna P3

Keeping up the theme is first-day-of-school photos, here is Anna starting Primary 3

Anna first day of Primary 3

T-Mobile saga part 3 of 3

Well, quidco have now finally received the £50 cashback from T-Mobile and will be paying it to me shortly. That’s a reprieve for quidco, if this £50 hadn’t come through I was closing my account…

So, Emma’s sim-only deal with T-Mobile is now finally costing £11.83 for unlimited voice, calls and data. Phew, got there in the end.

FTTC

Well, BT Openreach have finally given a date for my line to be upgraded to FTTC. Next May! That’s a fair bit further out than I hoped, but at least the estimated speed is encouraging. Certainly an improvement over the 3.5Mbps I have now. And just in time for my birthday….