The Dim Pause

▶ Recipe to try: Rachel Roddy’s rocket, leek and potato soup

There is no leftwing justification for Brexit. We must fight it to the last.

Final night out in Venice.

San Michele, the cemetery of Venice - “possibly the most beautiful cemetery in the world” according to my guidebook.

First full day in Venice of our four night stay. Ogio cafe, where they fit as many crisps as possible into a bowl :)

The new rules of Christmas dinner: don’t ask for Yorkshire puddings and always wear a party hat

Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

Another Sky 🎵 ▶ Heavens above

An important epidemiological study :) - Turncoat Game of Thrones characters most likely to survive, researchers say.

Nigel Slater’s Christmas vegetarian loaf

Anna Jones’ vegetarian Christmas squash and chestnut tart recipe

Australia vs India cricket commentary 🏏

Great to see BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra broadcasting ABC Grandstand’s live ball by ball coverage of the Australia vs India cricket Test series. I listened to a couple of hours of it when I couldn’t sleep in the early hours of this morning. Good quality commentary and good to see that Alison Mitchell is part of ABC’s commentary team. Will enjoy more during the nights to come, I’m sure.

Currently reading: Travels with Epicurus: Meditations from a Greek Island on the Pleasures of Old Age by Daniel Klein 📚

Blimey! Alerts on my phone were going crazy!

Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest – Tammy Abraham scores four in 10-goal draw ⚽

Value for money, but unfortunately Villa had two goals disallowed in the final few minutes :(

Garden casualty in today’s strong winds.

I don’t think I want to see Mastodon content in the Micro.blog (app or web) Discover sections, but I’m enjoying seeing photos from Mastodon users I follow appear in the Sunlit app Timeline.

Currently reading: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 📚

Half-Life at 20 ▶ Why it is the most important shooter ever made

The fresco “Leda and the Swan” - Parco Archeologico di Pompei

Middle of November and it’s warm enough to spend the afternoon sitting in the garden.

View over Aberdare on a short walk this afternoon.

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Sharing a track from ViewRanger

HT @lohang@mastodon.socialWar, censorship, and the invention of “fake news”

A gallon of 2,000-year-old wine found in tomb

ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 🏏 starts today – see tournament guide and players to watch and full fixture list. Should be some good cricket to watch and the bonus for me is that most matches are being broadcast live at fairly decent times in the UK.

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