Some like it hot! – a little update

21 06 2012

So, those who were paying attention will remember that I recently announced the imminent release of my new cookery book – Some like it hot!

Well I figured I would give you a little update on how things are going…
At the moment we are well on track for our scheduled release at the end of July.

The recipes have all been compiled and finalised, pictures have been taken and a lot of very, very tasty food has been consumed!

The only real sticking points have the foreword and the cover. I think I must have gone over each about a dozen times at least!

Still as of late last night I have finally settled on a cover design which I actually like, hoooray!  All that remains now is to polish off the foreword and give everything a quick once over.

Some like it hot! will be available in both Kindle/ebook format and old-school dead tree format via Amazon and selected book stores in the UK and Ireland before gradually spreading from there to conquer the World….

Stay tuned closer to the time for a chance to win some free copies.

Advertisements




Shed of the year 2010…

24 11 2010

A sheddie from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, has won Shed of the Year 2010 after beating off competition from 1,250 shed-lovers. Reg Miller’s pirate-themed shed, ‘The Lady Sarah out of Worthing’ named after his partner, was judged best shed in the competition sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable and comes complete with a Koi Carp pond and even a parrot!

The judging panel, including Sarah Beeny and ‘Head Sheddie’ and creator of readersheds.co.uk Uncle Wilco , commented: “Reg shows that a perfect shed sums up the personality of the individual that created and uses it. The pirate atmosphere is superbly evoked throughout and underlines that when it comes to creativity, sheddies have it in spades.”

The man of the moment himself  had this to say: “I’ve spent years working on my shed and to win Shed of the Year 2010 is a real thrill – it’s the ultimate accolade for shed owners! It’s still a work in progress, as I’m constantly adding to my collection of pirate memorabilia and props and the shed is slowly but surely taking over the whole garden.

It’s become a real talking point in the area and since I entered it in the competition, I’ve had loads of really positive comments from sheddies around the globe – it really seems to have caught everyone’s imagination! Funnily enough, I’ll be spending my winnings repairing my decking at the top of the garden! It has recently collapsed and I really want to spruce it up again so that I can use it for the summer and yes, I will be using Cuprinol products!”

Reg bagged himself £1000 cash and a boatload of shed care products courtesy of competition sponsors  Cuprinol.

This sort of thing could only be from Britain; it captures the slightly strange eccentricity that we as a nation seem to thrive on. I mean seriously where else in the world would a happily married man be able to get away with converting his back garden into some sort of pirate themed fantasy land…

I have long been an admirer of all things shed and have made most people in my life well aware of the fact that one day I too will be sitting in a small wooden box at the bottom of the garden oohing and aahing over my collection of assorted detritus  as I lovingly catalogue it.

 





Hobgoblin – the unofficial beer of Halloween

24 10 2010

I wrote a review about Wychwood Hobgoblin a little while ago now (you can view it here if you want)

Since then I have had a few bottles of it here and there and have enjoyed it as always. The other day though I noticed something about the bottle…

There is a pumpkinesque orange label and a tagline proclaiming that Hobgoblin is the unofficial beer of Halloween.

Can’t say there is any better choice personally!

The most important change is on the little label up on the neck; Wychwood are running a Halloween competition that could net you a cool £5000!

Click here to enter and enjoy the Halloween fun.

 





So little time so much to do!

22 03 2010

Well I really should slam the breaks on and take a break from this for a while but I am on a roll so don’t want to break  the momentum!

In a moment of grandiose self importance I have decided to open a Twitter account, this probably makes me a fool but at least I’m a self aware fool, besides who knows there might be a time when a well placed tweet could save my life!

If you are completely starved of any stimulus whatsoever you might want to hear what I had for lunch and such like, if this sounds like your sort of fun click  here .

On an unrelated note, Lonely Planet are running a fun little competition where you can upload your favourite pictures and possibly win a round the world trip for two, they explain it far more eloquently than I so check it out!








%d bloggers like this: