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  • Location Harlaching, Munich
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Southwold, England
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1970
  • Interests There are very few problems that can't be solved by a nice cup of tea. If tea doesn't help then try beer. If beer doesn't solve it then there's something wrong with your problem so forget about it, another will be along soon enough.

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    Home cooked food, wine, more food and more wine, and beer. Talking passionately about food and wine. Wine for lunch and falling asleep on the balcony for the afternoon. Cooking Indian, Chinese, Thai, French and of course English food. Brewing beer and drinking it. English beer, especially Adnams Regatta and Bitter. Drinking that pint of Adnams while carving a cheek shaped groove on a bench on Southwold seafront by the Sailors' Reading Room looking out over the sea, complaining about young people today. Going for a swim in the North sea. Barbeques, and meals with high meat content. Going to Alsace visiting the in-laws and their mates' vineyards. Stinking French cheese. High end stereo, listening to music with good drum lines & playing drums. Fine restaurants, and all restaurants run by people who care about food, especially in France. Fish & chips. Mountain biking, skiing, walking in the Bavarian hills, biergartens & Oktoberfest in lederhosen. Merry careless drunkenness. Fitness training, reading factual books. Being a know-it-all, a pedant, speaking my mind, and being a pain in the arse then going for a beer. Staying relaxed and watching the cares of the world drift past.
  1. The title says it all really, the two islands have been suggested by a colleague as both being pretty good holiday destinations and they sound ideal to us. Sardinia has better beaches, apparently, while Sicily has beaches in some areas but also a bunch of other things, including a volcano, to go look at but it's bigger and more difficult to get around.   On holiday we do everything; like to doze on beaches, go for a bit of a swim, perhaps a dive, rent a car and look at stuff, walk and cycle a bit, excitement, laziness, and of course eat and drink well. Both islands have all this, Sardinia has a small island charm, Sicily has more to offer and we're having trouble deciding. We'll be going at the beginning of September, but that's the same for both.   There's not much on TT, tonnes on the net, but does anyone have their own suggestions? Mrs. Angel and I would love to hear.
  2. This was on the BBC radio the other day, and here's the BBC Online article about it. The idea is to give the silent majority a voice to counter that of the rather vocal folk at Peta, and some of their rather more violent cousins. If you see it another way it's designed to reassure the scientists (and everyone else) who get harrassed daily by masked thugs that society is behind them and their work.   Sadly, I suspect the vast majority of the UK have no idea what this is all about and until it features in a TV soap won't care about the implications. It will be interesting to see what the results are - currently 9585 people have signed. I suspect that the silent majority will remain precisely that.   The petition