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On The Seventh Day Of Christmas

Recently I’ve started dieting and getting more exercise in a concerted effort to make some changes in my life. The good days are beginning to heavily outweigh the bad and I’m beginning to see the results of my not so hard work. I’m quite proud of myself, but I am wondering whether I should fast this week in preparation for what I will be facing on Christmas Day…

It's not exactly my house - but you get the idea.

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On The First Day Of Christmas

Christmas means many things to many people (it even means nothing to others). Some love it, some loathe it but whether you use the yule log to bring cheer or to pummel the gaudy plastic santa in the neighbour’s front yard, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that Christmas has traditions attached.

Being a Christmas Cheer person myself I like to enjoy the good things about the season of festivity. Living away from the majority of my family makes Christmas particularly special because I get to fly home to spend a week with everyone I’ve missed over the past year. There are numerous traditions bundled into our Christmasses, but today I’m going to focus on one – my Dad’s Christmas Trifle.

Summer Berry Trifle

Photograph by Ben Dearnley

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Chinese Food May Well Be The Death Of Me

There may be a killer lurking at this table...

Everybody knows that Superheroes have their weakness. Whether it’s physical or psychological, it balances their immense power. One of the most important things about being a Superhero is awareness of this weakness, even if only to prepare oneself for exposure to it.

As a ninja WordPress psychic, I would say that I fall into the lower range of Superheroes. Certainly not worthy of working alongside the likes of Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman or any of the hundreds of superheroes out there. However, it is important to note that even the lowly Superheroes are subject to the same laws as the big guns.

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Nutella May Not Lead To Nirvana, But It’s A Start

Tastes heavenly - may not get you in the door though.

February 5th was World Nutella Day. I love Nutella and I was struck with inspiration upon learning this because I had also read that today was apparently Parinirvana Day. I was hoping to tie these two exciting days together to form a hilarious theory (without meaning any disrespect at all to Buddhists everywhere) that Nirvana is reached through digestion of Nutella.

Sadly though, my need to check my facts led me to two disappointing truths:

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