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Miss_Mouse

Member since May 2011 • Last active Nov 2017
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  • in Social
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    Aw I miss my forum pals! Really need to
    a - look at the forum sometimes, and
    b - get my shit together and turn up to this next time

    Christmas get-together sounds great too.

    Meanwhile, if anyone fancies spinning over to visit me at Beckenham Place Park Cafe, your efforts will be rewarded with a seasonal array of cakes, quiches, hot snacks*, soups, sandwiches and coffee...

    *Carnivores rejoice - my efforts to wean the masses off meat are scuppered by their demands for my hot sausage rolls and bacon sandwiches. :(

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This. But possibly for not much longer? Every item of news following this desperately sad case has made me so depressed - mainly about the death of Kim Briggs but also the way one idiot seems to have opened the floodgates for so much media negativity towards cyclists (like we needed that) and the legal consequences that may now ensue.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Jeez! No euphemisms there!

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    We said.

  • in General
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    (or) crimeless

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    Merciless.

  • in Jobs
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    Journalism is so very different now what with the fast, cheap modern technology and social media. In a sense, we're all reporting all the time, from our phones. How much of it is true is another matter.

    If you have managed to save up a little, why not go traveling for a few months? I know loads of people (me included) who had a better time exploring new places in their late 20s and 30s than in their on-a-shoestring gap years.

  • in Jobs
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    I love cooking and like 50% of the Italians abroad I'd like to turn that into a profession someday (catering? food stall? gastro pub?), but would hate to see that becoming something that ties me down and suffocates me, the same way my current job is doing now. To the point that I might not even ever try.

    Are you planning to stop off anywhere and work for a while? If you want to be in the food biz my advice would be to get experience working in a busy restaurant kitchen, at any or many levels. You'll either love the environment, learn a lot and thrive on the buzz of service or realise that the reality is far from what you imagined and that maybe it's not for you. Running your own place obviously brings with it a lot of additional responsibilities/pressures too.

    I'm certainly not trying to put you off and many great chefs have turned their favourite thing to do at the weekend in to a career, but better to avail yourself of as much info as possible before making any big decisions!

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    It sounds like a bloody difficult and emotional trip Al, but at least you're able to eat well and enjoy the pleasures of new foods, possibly my favourite thing about traveling.

    You should come and visit me for lunch when you get back, if you fancy exploring some Persia-in-Peckham cuisine. I know you like mezze-type sharing food.

    As @Kat_Balou and @OneLessCardiganwill attest though, weekends can get very hectic! :)

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