• Cheese and pickle.

    How to make a Cheese & Pickle Sandwich

    8 July, 2014

    What a strange species we are! Dan contemplates the complexity of a cheese & pickle sandwich.

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  • Blacksmithing

    30 June, 2014

    Dan and his coworker Liz take a day's course in blacksmithing, and discover quite how much hard work it is.

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  • Annabel looks out over the Eden Project

    Devon – the trip we’ll never forget

    16 June, 2014

    Dan, Ruth, JTA take a holiday in Devon. And for better or worse, it becomes a trip that they’ll never forget.

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  • Dan holding the geocache he's found above his head, triumphantly.

    Geocaching Like Batman

    18 May, 2014

    Dan finds his first "terrain 5" geocache. They said he needed a boat, but Dan laughs in the face of boats. Also in the face of safety.

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  • Social Engineering of the Day

    15 May, 2014

    Dan goes to deliver a lecture on security and, before he's even identified himself, manages to find out from the receptionist the best way to circumvent their door locks.

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  • Ice and Lemon, by Pete Hartley

    Ice and Lemon

    22 April, 2014

    Recently, Dan read a book about an alternate-universe version of himself, authored by somebody who very-nearly shares his father's name. Once he's done being creeped out by the coincidences in it, he recommends it to you, too.

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  • @SelinaWilken: Sometimes I'll read horoscopes, and just go down the list until I find the one I like best. This month I'm Aquarius.


    17 April, 2014

    A long time ago, Dan dated a girl who would read several different horoscopes for her star sign, and pick the one she liked. And that wasn't even the craziest thing about her.

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  • Sarah and Richard announce to the rest of the family that they're now married.

    Surprises, e.g. a Brother-in-Law

    18 March, 2014

    While on the way to a stag night in Edinburgh, Dan stops to perform magic in Preston and is surprised to discover that his sister has secretly gotten married.

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