Monthly Archive: August 2015

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12 Angry Men – Netflix UK

Sidney Lumet‘s compelling 1957 American drama is now available on Netflix UK. This is simply one of the best films ever made, in no small part due to the outstanding acting by Lee J...

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Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

UPDATE: Kindle book £1.89, Paperback £1.99 @ Amazon.co.uk Arguably the most influential novel in modern Scottish crime-writing from one of Scotland’s greatest living writers is on offer on the Kindle store. If you are...

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John West Steam Pot Tuna Infusions

I’m always on the lookout for new quick and easy ways to prepare food, and it doesn’t get easier than pouring some boiling water in a pot and leaving it for five minutes. For...

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BBC Radio 4 How to Have a Better Brain

This week on BBC Radio 4, there’s a fascinating series looking at the science of keeping your brain healthy. The presenter Sian Williams, who is also studying Psychology, discovers the current research on protecting...

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Marks and Spencer King Prawn Risotto

On the whole supermarket risottos are pretty poor over-seasoned affairs. This meal-for-one King Prawn Risotto from M&S really stands out for its delicate flavours. Described on the packet as “A cherry tomato risotto made...

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BBC Radio 4 Drama – Heart of Midlothian

This week on BBC Radio 4 I found a wonderful reading of Sir Walter Scott‘s Heart of Midlothian, with the excellent David Tennant playing the part of the author. As a Scottish person I...