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Velvet Rage review

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Role of an MP

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Adventures in Game Pâté (repost)

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For Christmas my extended family gathers and we enjoy almost non-stop feasting (seriously neither side of the family understand 'light' meals, it should go some way to explaining my portion size ideas). This works because we all pitch in. This year I have been perfecting my Sticky Toffee Pudding (which my ) and so had orders to bring some with me.

Sansa's Lemon Cakes

Today I had to make something to take to a Jacob's Table gathering and I (eventually) settled on some cakes. After noticing the chocolate eyes for the were in stock I abandoned the idea of the eyeless version of this recipe so I could do the proper thing next week for Halloween. If not chocolate, then lemon: so I thought of Sansa's Lemon Cakes.

That's not how I would phrase it

Last week I found The Daily Mail and The Daily Express competing with each other on the best way to deal with those of us who think that the vote to leave the UK was fundamentally flawed and the decision outright wrong. They declared us unpatriotic, "bremoaners", trying to "plot" the rise of an EU superstate. The Express, I think, just pipped The Mail to the post with its, rather ominous, call for us to be "silenced".

Brexit and fighting back

I've not done any long-form writing recently hence the quiet on here, however I am still busy over on Twitter (where I can react immediately and briefly but still link tweets together into something slightly longer)- . It is difficult to find time to write something long term when I am immediately reacting to it, and then it goes out of consciousness and the key points have been hit on Twitter anyway. However, today I have written to my MP and wanted to share it.

May, the "progressive choice"

Yes, I think any progressive person would agree, . But this is like saying drowning in 7 metres of pig shit is preferable to drowning in 8 meters.

What I have objections to though is the uncritical suggestion that May is better because of her support for same-sex marriage.

Understanding Me

I can sometimes be an idiot. A real, full blown, fool of epic proportions. Usually about myself.

More accurately, my conscious mind can be an idiot, my sub-conscious is a lot better and just gets on with things without bothering to inform the rest of me.

August Reads

Fucking hell is about all I can say really. I mean, I read 11 books, 5,030 pages, in August. This is not something I'm likely to repeat (come on future me, prove present me oh so very wrong) as I had a week off alone in the house and a bank holiday weekend shut away in my room. But, that's not terribly unusual, it's just that, recently, I've had good intentions but then Twitter.

This time, I managed to avoid the need to read every single tweet. It helps I had such good books though:

Bisexuality

I went to the Nine Worlds LGBTQ+ Mini Talks session as it was really good last year (and introduced me to Hal Duncan who is amazing and wonderful!). This year though... Ho Boy.

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