Supporting local businesses

Hi All,

In these difficult times, It’s easy to forget small and local businesses are suffering as much as the larger ones. Really proud to be supporting Ossett Brewery @OssettBrewery Ossett Brewery Facebook . They’ve done a great job doing home deliveries and now just launched their web store! Good Work!

Paul Pogba and his arsehole

Anyone else wonder what’s going on with his arsehole aka Mino Raiola?

I don’t really understand why his arse hole is still being entertained by the big clubs.

Infairness as a player he gets you a good deal , but how good of a deal is that after he’s taken his slice and boy does he like a slice both literally and figuratively?? We’ll never know but combined with that is a growing poor reputation for his clients. Is it worth it?

What the main thing for me is why do the club’s still entertain him? If I behaved poorly in a shop I’d be booted out and told never to come back. This guys main clients are looking for above £200k a week and there’s still only a handful of clubs on the world that can pay that. Surely if they just boycotted him within a season he’s lost his ‘power’ and his clients such as Pogba would actually rethink their next moves and also how they behave to their clubs and fans.

So Man Utd, Man City, PSG, Barcelona, Real Madrid, just boycot the fat bastard let his clients play for second rate teams who are willing to pay his fee and don’t worry… they’ll be begging you within season to play for you or if they don’t…did you really want those characters in your dressing room destabilising your entire club?

Fuck you Paul Pogba fuck you fat boy Mino Raiola

Ps I’m not a Man Utd fan , just hate dicks like haircut and his arsehole

Paul Pogba and his arsehole

Anyone else wonder what’s going on with his arsehole aka Mino Raiola?

I don’t really understand why his arse hole is still being entertained by the big clubs.

Infairness as a player he gets you a good deal , but how good of a deal is that after he’s taken his slice and boy does he like a slice both literally and figuratively?? We’ll never know but combined with that is a growing poor reputation for his clients. Is it worth it?

What the main thing for me is why do the club’s still entertain him? If I behaved poorly in a shop I’d be booted out and told never to come back. This guys main clients are looking for above £200k a week and there’s still only a handful of clubs on the world that can pay that. Surely if they just boycotted him within a season he’s lost his ‘power’ and his clients such as Pogba would actually rethink their next moves and also how they behave to their clubs and fans.

So Man Utd, Man City, PSG, Barcelona, Real Madrid, just boycot the fat bastard let his clients play for second rate teams who are willing to pay his fee and don’t worry… they’ll be begging you within season to play for you or if they don’t…did you really want those characters in your dressing room destabilising your entire club?

Fuck you Paul Pogba fuck you fat boy Mino Raiola

Ps I’m not a Man Utd fan , just hate dicks like haircut and his arsehole

Mourinho needs a rest?

Got to say been a massive fan of Jose Mourinho since we turned up a Porto, along with his back story and the support Bobby Robson gave him. It was amazing to see his guy turn up, talk to the press the way he did. He was a breath of fresh air full of confidence, a little bit of mischievous ramblings.

Not really sure what has happened to the guy? Maybe because he’s put himself up there to be shot at and he’s taken the joy in challenging everyone, from club owners, to the media, the fans and the players themselves… has it now taken a toll on him and his own personality? 

He’s now a very paranoid guy, doesn’t seem to have any faith in the players or the club owners. This seems to have started at his time at Madrid, Clearly a dressing room full of egos and a club management of the same seems to have really screwed his head up and he’s on a downward spiral which I feel is threatening his legacy. He’s now seen as a bit of a joke and that’s over shadowing his undoubted ability. 

I think it’s time for a rest Jose, get your mojo back. Take a few years off and recharge and start enjoying being a person and a manager again…Otherwise you’ll destroy your legacy forever. 

Liam Gallagher – Good or not ?

Recently went to see Liam at The Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester, Having already seen Noel at the Leeds Arena was really interested in hearing what the other brother could do.

Got to say having heard from of Liams new stuff it sounded promising but it lacked something and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. For Noel it’s clear he’s now completely removed poverty and now he rubs shoulders with the best, he’s changed, his lift has changed, his song writing is different… Good songs but with it’s soul missing.

The cricket ground isn’t suitable for gigs, what a waste of time especially if you wanted a drink…Forget it and the positioning isn’t great. Liam started off with Oasis songs, then chucked in 2 of his own and 1 from Beady Eye, then the rest of the night was all Oasis…Was great listening to the Oasis songs, especially belted out by Liam. As soon as his own songs came on they lost the passion, the feel and you can tell they aren’t connected to Liam in anyway and it’s very telling.

Liam was good, his new songs lacking in any depth and substance. Don’t think I’ll be rushing to see him soon!

Adam the victim in Love Island?

Just want to stress at the start of this post that I do not agree with how Adam Collard smirked in the face of Rosie as she launched into him or how he appears to disregard anyone’s feelings, It’s not right and I don’t condone it and Rosie deserved better.

So lets discuss the Adam thing from another angle. The premise of Love Island is for the contestants (Yes remember it’s a game show!) to get to the end and win the show with their partner. The idea is that couples will swap, not get on, create some drama, some love and generate emotions in the viewers and themselves to keep us all hooked and to see how it all pans out.

We had Montana last year that did exactly this and played a perfect game until the end when her true mask fell off and she lost all the public and her housemates votes and then what happened to her after she left the house, Yet she wasn’t vilified until the end.

To recap, Rosie entered the house hell bent on getting a man and that man was Adam. She didn’t really consider Kendalls feelings and went in there and stole him, Not displaying any notion of morals and consideration to another feelings, but yet nothing has been said about that ?

Adam hasn’t really connected with Kendall and Rosie and was just coasting along and he’s admitted this from the start and had a bit of fun along the way…They could stop the fun if they wanted they were equal in this. Zara entered the house the same as Rosie and got Adams eye and now he seems to have found one he actually likes.

Was it wrong for him to play the game with the previous two? Or should he have done an Alex and Samira or a Sam and Samira or Alex and Ellie or Megan and Eyal (Megan is now going to drop Eyal now she’s used him…Lets she what bad press she gets..or not!) He’s done exactly what the show expects of him, what the producers want, what the public want and what he needs to do to win the show.

But he’s now being portrayed as a abuser, womaniser etc… when in reality he’s done exactly what others have done previously and exactly what’s required to be part of the show. All the blokes in there are womanisers it’s why they are fucking in there! The ladies that are in there eat men and spit them out…It’s why they were chosen to go in there! Don’t be shocked when you see it happen on either side of the relationship!

It’s a highly focused eco system to create drama and for want of a better word…Wife swapping! I think we shouldn’t be too judgemental on the contestants but maybe on ourselves as viewers for enjoying the drama and enjoying watching the heartbreak and the ruthlessness of it all. We are encouraging this and watching it in our millions…and enjoying every minute of it…Maybe it’s we that are wrong for watching such shows and wrong for judging someone who’s been heavily edited and made to be the villain of the show when all he’s done is exactly as instructed and what others have done before and after him. Lets not destroy his future over a game show…

Mac & Cheese with Chipotle Beef Brisket

Hi Guys,

A new delicious recipe based upon the super sauces from the sauce shop

Ingredients (Serves 2 people)

30g Butter
20g Plain flour
100ml Milk
200g Cheddar
125g Mozzarella
Cooked Macaroni (approx. 80g per person)

700g of Beef Brisket

Smokey Chipotle Ketchup 

Method

Rub a quarter of the Smokey Chipotle Ketchup all over the meat and put the beef in a Pyrex / Oven proof dish, with around 10ml of water of the base of it, Cover the top with tin foil and put to gas mark 2 / 150 degrees for 1 hour 30 minute

When the beef comes out turn the meat over and put back in for 3 hours with the tin foil again, this will develop a nice crust and it’ll be soft to pull apart when it comes back out.

Now the beef is out, pull it apart whilst it’s hot and add half of the bottle of the ketchup and mix it in good so all the meat is covered

To make the mac and cheese, get a non stick pan and put in the butter on a low heat, Add the plain flour and whisk in until it’s smooth, when that is nice and smooth at the stock from the beef that’s been captured in your oven proof dish. This will add a lovely beefy / smokey flavour to the mac so. Again mix it in for a few minutes. Then add half of the cheese and all of the mozzarella, Mix again until all the lumps have gone. Then I’ll leave this part up to you, if you want to add the milk or not…If you don’t you’ll have a lovely rich sticky cheese sauce for your mac.

In a separate dish begin to layer the dish with the cooked macaroni at the bottom, then some brisket, a bit of the sauce, macaroni again, brisket and some of the sauce, Repeat until there’s none left. Then add the remaining cheese to the top of the dish and put in the oven at Gas Mark 4 180 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serve straight away when it comes out!

Please let me know how you got on with the recipe!

 

Pulled Pork Recipe

A bit off topic from tech & films but none the less needs to be shared!

Recently purchased a fine selection of sauces from Sauce Shop and was really keen to try their South Carolina BBQ Sauce on some pulled pork.

The Sauce itself a nice rich mustard flavour that’s not too over powering with a deep smokey tangy taste. Really superb! Never had anything like it!

So got a 1.5kg pork shoulder and rubbed in Reds True Divine Pulled Pork Rub about a third of it about 100ml of white wine vinegar into a Pyrex dish. Put it into the oven on gas mark 7 for 1 hour. Then reduced it to gas mark 3 for 3 hours. Once the timer was done I emptied all the juice that had come out of the meat and put another third of the rub on. Put back in for another hour and 20 minutes.

The meat came away beautifully and shredded liked a dream, At that point I then added the final third of the rub and then mixed in half a the sauce. Had one with just the rub and one with the sauce & rub…You can guess which went first.

Superb!

Huawei where’s my Bose offer!

Hi All!

I jumped excitedly onto the Huawei P20 Pro band wagon for the 40MP camera and more importantly the crazy offer they had on where you got a pair of Bose QC 35 Wireless head phones worth £350. It was a win win situation from my point of view, I was due an upgrade and I would get a set of fantastic head phones as well.

Off I went to www.mobiles.co.uk, pre-ordered and waiting for my phone to arrive and for the promo to begin. I had a claim validated and sent for fulfilment on 24/04 and despite their own t&cs stating that you’d get them within 30 days of claim validation and they be fulfilled on a first come first served basis they’ve failed on both counts. If you do a quick Google around you’ll see people with later claim numbers receiving their gift whilst there’s still thousands who had theirs validated much earlier both in date and claim numbers!

Contacted Huawei support on several occasions (Pre the 30 days just to remind them I was still waiting and expected them before the 30 days was up) and daily since the 30 day fulfilment time was up, Been given no explanation as to why they are delayed and no date on when it’ll be sorted. So onto mobiles.co.uk and they’ve been equally poor basically told me to bother Huawei and not them, In my opinion they have profited from a promotion run by Huawei so have a responsibility to ensure their customer gets the offer that was promised…. Obviously not, took the money and run. I’ve gone to o2 direct with my correspondence with mobiles.co.uk and Huawei and just waiting on feedback from them, I hope they value their customer and ensuring they get the deals they signed up for! I’ll update you with their response when it comes in.

Has anyone else got any feedback they can share on this story?

*Update on this 2nd June – Huawei have finally got stock. Will be getting mine on 4th June.

Smart Bulbs and lighting continued…

Hi All,

Apologises for the lack of updates on the home automation front, been looking at purchasing a new property to put my experiments on hold.

I’m really interested in restarting this and would love to know your thoughts on any other solutions that don’t require fully replacing the light switches similar to my previous post on the switch covers. Would love to know what you and others have done.

My next experiment will be with Ikea bulbs and the gateway so watch this space