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Posted on 2007/06/07 22:15:13 (June 2007).

[Monday 4th June]
Got into work late just before lunch, as we'd decided to stay on in Abergavenny for Sunday night, and head back to London this morning.

After the previous week's superhuman exertions at work, I had hoped to stroll into the office this morning to a round of trumpet fanfares, and perhaps even a "For he's a jolly good fellow", but as I should probably have predicted it was a complete anti-climax, and everything was just as normal. Ho, hum.

In the evening I made Chinese food for dinner - tofu and "oriental mushrooms" in hoi sin sauce. I don't know why I keep getting suckered into buying these supermarket packs of oriental mushrooms - they always contain those stupid oyster mushrooms which shrivel away to nothing when you cook them. I guess overall the outcome was not bad - at least the main dish. The noodles were a complete failure though. I've got one of those carbon steel woks - have had it for ages - but have never really been sure if it is "seasoned" properly - stuff always seems to stick to it, no matter how many times I recite the Ken Hom mantra of waiting until the oil starts smoking.

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Yeah, though in not quite the same vein, when I return to work after a break I always want there to be some late-breaking news I've missed. or to find I've been relocated somewhere nicer. It's always just the same old tosh though...

Waiting for the oil to start smoking is always a good idea... Unless you have a smoke alarm in your flat!! When we fitted a coule of them here, we soon stopped being adventurous... (!!)

Posted by Nigel at 2007/06/08 06:48:26.

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