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The Scan That Never Was 2007/01/22

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Baby, Health, Whinge.

We are furious! The NHS is a complete joke! I was given a first ultrasound scan on 13 November last year, and a follow-up antenatal check-up on Wednesday 6 December 2006 where I heard the baby’s heart beat for the first time. They said then thatI would be closely monitored and I was given all sorts of promises and reassurances, but then (more…)

How to Cook the Perfect Rice 2007/01/22

Posted by Mummy Ruth in Cooking, Tips and Tricks.
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I thought I would do a quick post about cooking rice.

I seemed to have difficulty in cooking rice, it was always clumpy and stodgy, stuck to the pot and never seemed to turn out the way I wanted — soft and fluffy and edible — (even though I followed the instructions on the packet). I have picked up some hints and tips from friends and family and it seems to work…

Cooking Time: 10 mins,
(or until rice has absorbed the water)
Serves: 2 (more…)

Celebrity Big Bother 2007/01/19

Posted by Daddy Dave in Musings, Reviews.

This is deja vu; exactly a year ago I posted about the Celebrity Big Brother controversy. This is another year, and another big controversy. I just don’t get it; bullying and racism are on the agenda again. Matters have been raised in the House of Commons again.

Surely these celebrities would want to know beforehand what they are signing up for? It seems incredible not to imagine Channel Four and the celebrity’s agent making the offer and explaining that last year there was bullying and racism, careers ended and questions raised in Parliament. Could they not have watched tapes of the show?

As celebrities these folk should be better placed to understand TV, show-business, image and so forth. These people should know their best camera angles, and understand how it all works. They ought to know that they are role models and that they represent groups. Good grief: Jade Goody is supposed to be the 25th most influential person in the world — that’s a huge responsibility to live up to.


De-Flummoxing 2007/01/10

Posted by Daddy Dave in Reviews, Whinge.
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As a follow-up to my post entitled ‘Flummoxed‘, I have been rooting through Linux sites to try to understand the reasons for the confusion and profusion of distros. As there seems to be no single web resource available on this topic (amazingly), here’s what I have discovered (I hope someone finds this helpful): (more…)