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Farmhouse cookies

I made these the other day as a replacement for my choc chunk cookies half of which I had promised to give away. I didn’t have my camera that day, and proceeded to scoff them down before I got a chance to take photos so apologies on the lack of pictures. Ill add some the […]

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Peanut-butter oat choc chunk cookies

Baking I think has officially become my ultimate procrastination tool. My brain seems to go ” I don’t feel like writing these results, I believe I shall that new cookie recipe I saw the other day.” I swear the visiting lecturer things I live in a bakery every time I have seen her I have […]

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Applescotch bake

On Friday I made what I believe is hands down the best apple based dessert I’ve ever had. From what I gather it is basically a deconstructed homage to apple dumplings. There is quite a large amount of sugar in it but surprisingly not too sweet, well very sweet but not cloyingly so.. But it […]

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Hello

I feel as this is my first post ever it should start with, RWAR!!!!! Hi 🙂 This (obviously) isnt martin but the VoR half 😉 I plan to use poor martin’s blog as a place to deposit pictures and recipes of my baking latest experiments as I go along, or recipes I want to try […]

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Geology

Accretionary Wedge 61 – What do I do?

Mika, over at GeoMika is asking what everyone does on a day to day basis. So, since this might be useful for other people, here goes. I work for a small geotechnical engineering company. My background is normal, academic, geology (plus computer science, but that is another story), so I have not really studied for […]

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Geology

Call for posts – Accretionary Wedge, Geollowe’en Edition

In the absence of anyone more suitable, I am going to be hosting the November Accretionary Wedge. It being November’s, it will be Hallowe’en themed, or much more appropriately, Geollowe’en (which works pretty well with my accent at least). So, keep an eye out for the geological pumpkins, rock candy (that is a thing, right?) […]

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Cycling

Greytown MTB Festival

The 12th of May, mothers’ day. Fittingly, my mum decided that she had nothing better to do, and came along. Also the Greytown MTB Festival’s main race. I had signed up for the 20km race. Leaving Eshowe early we went the back way, via Middledrift and Kranskop. Our reward was watching the sun rise over […]

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Circus Stuff

Construction Day

So I built a few things today. The first was finishing my stilts off: I think I might need to replace the current velcro straps with something that I can pull tight, but we shall see. These are a pretty modest 50cm or so high, and largely experimental. I might make so taller ones once […]

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Cycling

Zini Buffalo Classic

The first of my local races for the year is the Zini Buffalo Classic. I did it last year, and it is the first race in the Big 5 Mountain Bike Series. I did four of the five races last year, and apparently have become a bit of a talking point. It seems taking on […]

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Landscapes

Yeah, so this is not a race report, but it is of interest. The current curator of @curateZAR happens to be a travel nut (that might be putting it mildly…). Since I travel a far bit in northern KwaZulu-Natal, I figured she might like some of the photos I have taken. Without further ado: Hope these […]