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Alice in Wonderland’s Grilled Lobster Quadrille

“You may not have lived much under the sea—” “I haven’t,” said Alice. “And perhaps you were never even introduced to a lobster—” Alice began to say, “I once tasted—” but checked herself hastily, and said, “No, never”. “So you can have no idea what a delightful thing a Lobster-Quadrille is!” “No, indeed,” said Alice.… Continue reading Alice in Wonderland’s Grilled Lobster Quadrille

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Fantastic Fish!

This week, the Yemeni tourist board had to issue a press release informing the people of Britain, that there was actually -no Salmon fishing available in the Yemen – and to please stop making fishing enquiries. This bonkers statement was released because of the hype around the new movie starring Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in… Continue reading Fantastic Fish!

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The Hunger Games

I told my mum to buy The Hunger Games, then stole it off her before she had a chance to read it. Sorry mum. You were too slow. Plus you’re reading about 8 books at once. I only started reading The Hunger Games on Friday night and haven’t been able to put it down…I’ve just… Continue reading The Hunger Games

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Krabby Patty

Sponge: Poriferans. Multicellular organism. Consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. Disposition: Simple animal. Lives in the sea. Eats: Plankton. Friends: None. Hermaphroditic. Pastimes: Filter feeding. SpongeBob: Sponge, bright yellow, wears square pants. Disposition: Naive, energetic and always optimistic. Lives in an underwater pineapple. Eats: Krabby Patties. Friends: Sea Snail (Gary),… Continue reading Krabby Patty

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Totoro’s Sushi

Watching a Hayao Miyazaki movie is like seeing a cartoon in colour for the first time. Every blade of grass is a distinct shade of green, each cloud has its own fluffy uniqueness. They are so beautiful and dreamlike, but my favourite, is My name is Totoro. This is a cute story about Satsuki and… Continue reading Totoro’s Sushi

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Pies

“Candy might be sweet, but it’s a traveling carnival blowing through town. Pie is home. People always come home.” ~ Pushing Daisies Watching Pushing Daisies on Sunday nights was like eating a lovely slice of cherry pie with ice-cream. It was a completely guilty pleasure being able to watch the antics of Ned – a… Continue reading Pies

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Zeralda’s Ogre

“The ogre terrorized the countryside and frightened all the children into hiding, until he met Zeralda, the little girl who was a marvellous cook. Zeralda had looked after her crotchety old father for a long time and knew exactly how to tame the wild and hungry ogre.” Zeralda’s Ogre. (1967) There’s no pulling any punches… Continue reading Zeralda’s Ogre

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The Goblin King

“When Papa was away at sea, and Mama in the arbor, Ida played her wonder horn to rock the baby still – but never watched. So the goblins came. They pushed their way in and pulled baby out, leaving another all made of ice.” (Outside Over There, Maurice Sendak) I love the book ‘Outside Over… Continue reading The Goblin King

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Ponyo Noodles

Miyazaki’s animated film, Ponyo, tells the story of a fish who wants to be a little girl, but in the process ends up turning the world back the Cambrian era. It’s quite surreal and charming. As Ponyo discovers what its like to be a little girl, she becomes fascinated with ham. My favourite scene is… Continue reading Ponyo Noodles

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Coconut, lime and fish curry

“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?” At school, every time the German teacher was sick (she may have been bunking off as I don’t think she could actually speak German), the scary French teacher used make us watch Monty Python. The first time I saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the coconut and swallow scene… Continue reading Coconut, lime and fish curry