# Friday, 02 January 2009

This article is interesting, it suggests that it is possible to turn young wine into something more pleasant simply by passing an electric current through it. A study was carried out on a three month old Cabernet Sauvignon from a Chinese winery. The batches of wine spent one, three or eight minutes in various electrical fields before being analysed and sampled by a panel of tasters. It was found that the wine which was initially "harsh and pungent" had become "harmonious and dainty" and tests found the chemistry of the wine had changed making it less acidic and more fruity and fragrant. I wonder if there is a way to do this at home?

posted on Friday, 02 January 2009 13:50:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 01 January 2009

Happy 2009 to all my readers. After a very busy few weeks with friends and relatives visiting we spent a very quiet New Years Eve at home with our cats. Although its nice to have company its also nice to have the house back to yourselves. An evening in with a bottle of champagne and watching the neighbours fireworks, was not the most exciting New Year Eve I have ever spent but much needed after all the excitement of the past few weeks. Back to work tomorrow.

posted on Thursday, 01 January 2009 21:45:15 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 31 December 2008

If you like Lush products you might want to take advantage of their current offer. If you place an order of £30 or more between now and the 11th of January they will give you £10 of free stuff from the Christmas and Retro range. If you spend £50 they give you £20 of free stuff, spend £80 you get £30 of free stuff and spend £100 you get £40 of free products. Needless to say I have just placed a rather large order, I should have enough bath bombs to last me a few months.

posted on Wednesday, 31 December 2008 10:49:15 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 30 December 2008

As a Next customer I received a pre sales invite before the main sale started and whilst there was nothing that I actually needed I have successfully ordered nearly £400 worth of stuff which has started arriving in various packages. I now have the difficult task of deciding what to keep and what to send back. As most of the stuff I brought in the sales last year is still sitting unworn in my cupboard I am going to try and be a little more careful this time and only select things that I will actually wear. After all there is no point getting a good bargain if its only going to sit in the cupboard. I guess I like many other people am seduced by the red sales stickers.

posted on Tuesday, 30 December 2008 14:21:55 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 28 December 2008

After several days of eating too much food and drinking too much wine I am starting to feel the effects of too much Christmas cheer. Whilst in many ways it has been a good Christmas spent with family it will be nice to get back to eating normal, more healthy food and a regular exercise regime. Saying that, I still have a few days left of holiday which I will probably spend trying out some of my other computer games, after I have been running of course, that way I can justify sitting in front of the games console.

posted on Sunday, 28 December 2008 13:47:29 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, 27 December 2008

After completing Gears of War some time ago I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Gears of War 2 but had put off buying it, in case I received it for Christmas. I did receive the game as a gift from my husband and we tried it out for the first time today. We like to play in the co-op mode as we find it makes for a better game. So far I am not disappointed. We have successfully avoided mortar attacks to go underground to try and defeat the locusts and most recently have managed to survive being eaten by a giant worm. This game is more challenging then the last but it looks like it will provide many hours of great gaming, I better get back to it, whilst I have some holiday time to spare.

posted on Saturday, 27 December 2008 13:19:33 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 26 December 2008

One of the presents I received this Christmas was Rockband for the Xbox. I have wanted this game for a while and it was a real surprise when my husband appeared with a huge box on Christmas morning. After putting together the instruments I had a go at the drums and Rory tried the guitar before switching over and trying the other instruments. Both instruments took a little bit of getting used with the singing being the easiest and least challenging part. After a little practice, however, this game gets really addictive. I haven't quite mastered the guitar but I am starting to get quite good at the drums. This is a game that appeals to all ages as well. Rory's parents spent Christmas with us and we formed a band with me doing the singing, Rory's mum and dad taking turns at manning the drums and Rory on lead guitar. Despite it being quite an expensive game I can see we are going to have hours of fun with this. Once we have exhausted the songs on the original disk I will be off to the music song to download more.

posted on Friday, 26 December 2008 13:31:51 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 25 December 2008

I would like to wish all my readers a happy Christmas. I have received lots of new toys today and will be reviewing these in the coming days so watch this space.

posted on Thursday, 25 December 2008 12:49:42 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback