Chix Mix 1 and 2

Dancing is one of my favourite ways to keep fit at home. I have a few drinks, turn the lights down, close the curtains, wack on my favourite music and dance my heart out. Go naked, get dressed up, cover yourself with spray cream, what ever turns you on. I occasionally make a mix of…

The Film You Should Watch

The long awaited film ‘Fantastic Fungi’ featuring my personal hero is out on vimeo and I can’t recommend it enough. From the astonishingly beautiful visualisation of the underground root systems networking through mycelium to a myriad of exquisitely captured mushroom’s growth, the documentary sweeps through the vast world of fungi with clarity and elegance. If…

The Tastiest Way to Process Wild Boar Part 2

Now we are getting into the meat of the processing and will be revealing some key tricks to making it taste amazing. I’ll be combining images from two wild boar processing to show how my uncle achieves the highest quality meat that I’ve come across. As mentioned in my last post, the blood letting is…

The Tastiest Way to Process Wild Boar Part 1

One of the reasons for visiting Japan this winter was to learn how to trap, process and cook wild boar and deer from my uncle and auntie who lives on the Southern tip of Izu Peninsula. Since these posts will contain a lot of bloody pictures and a video of the kill, I contemplated quite…

Some Possible Scenarios

I focused on positive perspectives in the last post but there are multiple ways in which the course of history could turn and I’d like to consider a few other scenarios. They are speculative ideas to visualise the world we might choose. It may not come true but I think it’s good to have thought…

A Missed Turning Point

UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the next decade is critical to limit the climate catastrophe that is already beginning to unravel all over the globe. I have a feeling that historians 100 years on from now will look back on this particular election and the frivolous and trifling Brexit debate leading up…