Sainsbury’s Get Involved in this Mince Pie War to End all Mince Pie Wars (It’ll be over by Christmas)

I hereby present Sainsbury’s with the award for best looking pie. Very dainty details. Good job everyone involved.

As for the taste? Not that memorable. But not as bad as Marks and Sparks. Obviously.


Blewog’s Firey Diary – 22/09/2010 (Summer, Promises & YouTube)

Burglars beware, we’re back in Aberystwyth so your chance to rob our flat is over, we are here and armed with guns and frisbees.

Yes, after a long stint mostly spent in London, but yo-yoing from place to place, we are officially home and ready for another academic year of University education.

The summer was eventful and enjoyable. Much of it was spent seeing family, although we also attended two or three camps and conferences as us Christians do, which was a real blessing.

I believe it would be tedious to drag you through each and every event of 2010’s hot and sticky season, so we shall draw a line at this point, for we now approach the next epoch (is that the right word?) ready for much more living of that thing that is life.

I hope to update you (more or less) daily on my pursuits and thoughts, using this diary format. I hope you’ll join me on this jaunt, however long it may last.

I’m also gonna do this at the end of every post:

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Crunchie Sand, Crazy Aussies & Half Term

‘Reading Week’. Despite it being brilliant that I get a week off; I do think this is just the Uni’s way of saying half term!

No it’s not, it’s closed for a week. Pointless.

If you are British you will be familiar with the concept of half term. It’s a really short, week long holiday usually about half way through term (funny that) and serves the purpose of giving students and teachers the rest they need. Which they don’t need.

Check out the info:

English, Welsh and Northern Irish schools

Most schools run a three-term school year. They usually have a week’s break half way through (half-term) and are structured as:

  • Autumn term: September to December (half-term, October)
  • Spring term: January to Easter (half-term, February)
  • Summer term: Easter to July (half-term, May)
  • The time between the end of school and the start of the next academic year is known as the summer holiday or, as was the traditional length of the break, the six-week holiday. Term Dates for maintained schools are set by Local Education Authorities, some of which have begun to trial alternative arrangements.

  • Northern Ireland’s summer term lasts from Easter to the end of June, with no half term. The province’s summer holiday then lasts nine weeks, from the start of July until the end of August. This is because of their Twelfth of July holiday.
  • There’s a whole lot of stuff about Academic Terms all around the world here.

    As far as I know, Australasians and many others Academic years start in January, which probably makes a bit more sense with their summer being at Christmas.

    Who’d have summer at Christmas though? Crazy!

    Let’s have a barbequed turkey on the beach before throwing sand ballsat eachother. Brilliant.

    Oh and there is nothing worse than sand in food. Nothing can ruin a perfectly good mouthful more than a couple of grains of sand which get in there and ruin everything. CRUNCH.


    Back from Devon!

    arty seagull picture

    Artiest seagull picture ever!

    family in devon

    The family gaze at Devon's beautiful scenery.

    kids in an arch

    Comedic arch snap.

    family in clovelly beach sea

    By the sea at Clovelly.

    Piggy-Back / Froggy-Back

    Piggy-Back / Froggy-Back. BEST PICTURE I'VE EVER TAKEN!

    So yeah, no, errm hmm…

    You can see that we had a fantastic week away in Devon. Nothing really to report, apart from the fact that I’m extremely thankful to God for blessing me with auch an amazing family.

    More here.