Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm back in business!

After a couple of years as an employee of a very cool company I have set up a new business, so it gives  me great pleasure to introduce to you: Andrew Laws Associates - Web, design and media services in Suffolk.

Wordpress management

One of the new services that I offer is Wordpress management, so if you have a Wordpress website I'll keep the plugins up to date, the security tight and the site spam-free.  I'll also backup your Wordpress site so should the worst happen you'll be back up and running in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Adnams Clump Sagin Rye IPA

When I first read that Adnams were continuing the rapid and adventurous expansion of their range with some craft beers I thought to myself, 'ooh, what a slice of the Brewdog pie do ya?'.   Then I smiled, because my god do I love ALL the Brewdog beers, so the idea of what is effectively my local brewery cranking out some Brewdog style beers is very appealing.

This oddly monikered 'Clump Sagin' IPA is extremely bitter, with gloriously grapefruit lip-tingling after taste.  I have supped many robust IPAs like Clump Sagin in the past but they often seem to fall back on higher alcohol content to zang that zing - Adnams appear to have taken the more adventurous path of keeping the alcohol percentage a relatively low (genre-speaking) 5%.   While I adore the palate-attack of brutal IPAs like Brewdog Hardcore IPA my head does not.

Clump Sagin is certainly not a session-ale, but if the rest of the new range of Adnams adventurous ales  are as nice to sip as this ale I await them with the thirst of a thousand deserts.

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P.S I can also heartily recommend Adnams gin, it's so nice I drink it neat.

P.P.S I'm on the waiting list for the Adnams whisky; oh boy! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FOR SALE Micralite Toro Stroller and Carrycot

Micralite Toro Stroller and carrycot.

Now that our delightful daughter is big enough to bring proper terror to the world using her own two feet we no longer require the nice buggy that used to restrain her from shoving old ladies and investigating dog 'eggs' she finds on pavements.

We bought this robust 'system' because it easily converts from carrycot to buggy.  There is also a child's car seat that clips onto this 'system' but we've lent that to some friends.  When I say this buggy is easy to use I'm not referring to how easy it is for pushing (it goes as fast or slow as a sleep-deprived parent needs to go) I'm talking about how easily this buggy folds and unfolds.  Even I can manage it without trapping any part of my anatomy in it, which is a feat I'm yet to manage with most of our garden tools.  I digress...

If you buy this buggy system you get the stroller / frame 'system', the buggy part of the system and an immaculate carry cot.  The carry cot was never used.  You'll also get the little hand pump and Allen key that came with the buggy.  We also have the instructions.

As you can see from the photos there is also a pretty comprehensive rain cover, so if you buy this system you'll be perfectly set for the summer.  Well actually if the heavens open you'll still look like you've run through a faulty car wash stuck on the 'muddy tractor' setting, but your offspring will be nice and dry.

This is not a cheap insubstantial buggy system; this Micralite Toro stroller and carrycot retails at £500.  Seriously; this stroller system is worth more than our car!

£150 and it's yours.  If you live reasonably near Ipswich I'll deliver it for free.

Where does missing post end up? I have the answer!

For as long as we've lived in our house (13 years) I've been sure mail has been going missing. A few days ago I saw some post come through the letterbox and disappear down a gap in the floorboards. So I investigated:

There was a pile of mail about a 40cm deep! Sadly the bottom 38cm of the pile had turned to mulch. So now we know where missing mail has been going and now I've fixed the gap!  Mystery solved.