Update V

Hello. Welcome back. It’s been a while. My previous supplement consisted of quite an in depth yet somehow still vacuous description of my attempts at Moroccan cuisine. I must apologise for this but it was not without purpose entirely, you see “eDofE” silver is not up and running yet so I decided to log my progress by immortalising it in the blogosphere. I’ll not waste too many kB on a quick résumé.

Many dishes have passed, a “great” sausage casserole accompanied by crisp underdone rice, a watery Guinness beef stew and last night I made “Fish Pie in Four Steps.” This involves poaching the fish in milk with four onion quarters, each stabbed with a clove. I also made mash for the top which is actually quite a rarity in the household.

As for the volunteering aspect, I have secured two hours on Saturdays at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness. I attended the Piergroup on Tuesday night with my good friend Erlend, discussion ranged from the tourist resorts built by the Nazis “Kraft durch Freude” to wind powered Strandbeste or “beach beasts” which are Star Warsesque giant sand crawlers.


Now for my personal synopsis, musicwise I’ve been listening to Incubus’ debut album S.C.I.E.N.C.E which is a pleasing combination of rap metal, funk, dub-soul and hip-hop. I have also been listening to some Smashing Pumpkins, and the outrageous keyboard graffiti of The Flaming Lip’s new single. I have also been trying to recruit musicians for this years Band Comp at school with limited success (most are away on a Paris trip.) My standard grade exams start at the end of this month so I’ve been trying to follow a study timetable as best I can. By the way I have also recently watched V for Vendetta, hence the title 🙂       

About alasdairflett

German & English Literature graduate. From Orkney. Interested in alternative and indie music, language, writing and politics.
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