C had his 1 year vaccinations which meant we had to top him up with a cherry-flavoured paracetamol suspension to keep his fever down. At the same time, he was fighting off his first cold caught from nursery which made for a grumpy, ruddy-cheeked boy.
I caught C’s cold so my Lemsip intake has sky-rocketed.
E and I began watching HBO’s “Watchmen” TV series after its success at the Emmy Awards. E has neither read the comic nor seen the 2009 Zack Snyder film so I attempted to summarise the key plot points.
It got tricky when I had to explain the squid.
We celebrated our third wedding anniversary by exchanging gifts, making an extravagant dinner and indulging in various indie classics from the 90s including Garbage’s “Version 2.0”, Placebo’s “Without You I’m Nothing” and Belle and Sebastian’s “If You’re Feeling Sinister”.
I worked on a project with Chris all week, mostly pair-programming via Tuple. As my other project work is quite solitary, this was a welcome change. It was great to get a chance to work with Chris for the first time after years of being involved with London Computation Club and London Ruby User Group together.
Despite being put off Netflix’s “The Chef Show” by its first episode with Gwyneth Paltrow, I watched the episode with Chad Robertson and Chris Bianco at Tartine Bakery and am warming to it a little. I assumed it was yet another entry in the genre of “famous chef and their celebrity friends” but, in this recent episode, Favreau seems genuinely humble and keen to learn from others.
It also gave me a detailed look at Robertson’s final shaping technique for his country loaf recipe which prompted me to give it a try:
And here’s the result: