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Recipe: Bacon and Egg Pie

See my last post for the reason for this digression from politics, history, current events etc into recipes. However, though it’s only been a few minutes since my first recipe post, it appears to be very popular. I may have to do more of them! In New Zealand, meat pies are a perennial favourite, usually mince and cheese or steak and kidney. When I was a kid I didn’t take to meat pies.... read more

Recipe: Ham and Vegetable Quiche

Regular readers will know I recently had biologist and author Jerry Coyne to stay for part of his visit to New Zealand. He has written several posts on his trip, including a couple about his time here in Taumarunui. While in New Zealand, Jerry came to love our savoury pies. It’s a surprise to me that savoury pies are rare in the US given the number of wonderful sweet pies there. Thus, a couple of... read more

Simon’s Cat: Easter Extravaganza – Hop It

We have a lovely new video from Simon’s Cat for Easter in which Simon’s Cat tries to catch a bunny. He finally does nab it, but I’ll leave you to see for yourself whether he exhibits typical cat behaviour. Simon’s Cat: Eggsactly What You Need!     Simon Paints: Easter Regular readers will have already seen this in my last ‘Easter for Atheists‘ post. However,... read more

Sad News: John Clarke alias Fred Dagg has Died

Any Kiwi who remembers the 1970s and 1980s will have a soft spot in their heart for Fred Dagg, real name John Clarke. He was certainly a favourite of mine and I was sad when he went to Australia. Now, at only 68, we’ve lost this wonderful man forever. According to stuff.co.nz, John Clarke was hiking in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia, on Sunday when he died of natural causes.... read more

Third Month Mania: The Winner – Donald Trump’s Greatest Tweet of All Time

I was away so I didn’t get a post out on the final, but these were the competing tweets: Versus   Those were my two choice from the semi-final, so that pleases me! As I was away I didn’t vote in the final, and I’m not sure which tweet I would have voted for. It’s a tough choice! I think I might have gone with the “gross incompetence” tweet. As I’ve said... read more

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