Curry recipe

A slightly adapted recipe I got from a very good friend of mine.


500g diced chicken
1 red onion
3-4 green chillies
1 root ginger
Fresh mint
Fresh coriander
2-3 garlic cloves
2 black cardamon
Green cardamon pods
1 stick cinnamon
1 star aniseed
1 bay leaf
1 tbs deg murgh (chilli powder)
2 tbs mdh meat curry masala
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1/2 tin coconut milk (used to reduce spice heats and optional)


Note… For better tasting chicken, marinade in some curry masala spice with a little oil overnight

1. Chop and blend together using a hand blender the garlic, chillies, onion, ginger and mint. Blend to a paste.
2. In a preheated pot with a little oil, put in the cinamon stick, black cardamom, aniseed star and a couple of the green cardamom pods. Stir for a few minutes then remove items, leaving just a small amount of oil.
3. Add in the blended onion, garlic etc into the pot and bring to boil then simmer for 3 mins
4. Next add the degh murgh and the masala spice and stir in. Add a little water if needed. Add about 5-6 crushed green cardamom seeds into pan.
5. Add tinned toms, a little salt and simmer for a further 5 mins.
6. Add the chicken, bay leaf and bring to boil then add the coconut milk (optional)and simmer for 45-50 mins covering pot and stir occasionally during this time.
7. Serve on a bed of rice with chopped coriander over top

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Mix cloud links

A couple of people I know mix their own tunes and I appreciate their music mixes. Sharing is caring.

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Goodbye 2018

A rollercoaster year 2018 has been for me with the loss of my dad in July and just recently, making this year more positive, being blessed with our new baby daughter just after Christmas. In a way I’m glad to see the back of 2018 but bring with me my memories and the addition to our family. All the best to everyone and let’s make 2019 a cracking year!

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Burnley v Newcastle

Monday night football brought Burnley v Newcastle to the table. With a delayed kick off to 20:30 due to an incident in the tunnels, the match started in Newcastle’s favour by an early own goal by Benn mee in the fourth minute.

Newcastle played strong and defended well in the game and another goal was rewarded from Ciaran Clark in the 23rd minute with a flick on header putting it well past Jo hart.

Newcastle started to look a bit ropey and Burnley came back into the game with a 40th minute goal by Sam Vokes.

No goals in the second half although burnley in my opinion looked the better team with good chance to even up the game.

Gladly, the game ended 2-1 in Newcastles favour and are now currently sitting 13th in the league and slowly moving in the right direction in the table.


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PS Vita, PSP and PSX games

Obviously there’s torrents and newsgroups that can get you anything you need these days in ways of downloads but if you’re looking for an easy place to find most back up games and emulators then check out the link further down the post.

There’s a good selection of games and tools available on the below site and it may be of some use to people who simply can’t be bothered to search. If you’re unsure of what games you may want then it’s a good page to look at to simply grab a game and play.

Your device must have been modified to play back ups and emulators first mind but it’s quite easy to do with a bit of searching on the internet and a bit of patience and common sense. If you don’t have any of these then don’t bother.

Link to a good site as mentioned is here

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Newcastle v Bournemouth

This week Newcastle took on Bournemouth in another must win game. A 3pm KO which Newcastle take the lead early on in the first half. The game itself was promising and  more goals on the horizon were there. Rondon headed home superbly the second of the game giving Newcastle a 2-0 lead. Bournemouth came back in the second half to make it 2-1 and then later nearly leveling but the goal was denied by being offside. All in all a good win.

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Bedale fireworks display 2018

Sat 3rd Nov brought another brilliant fireworks display to an even in North Yorkshire. The event in the town of bedale was brilliant and as usual lasts around 30 mins. This year’s event brought the theme of the world war with old war music in the background and fireworks in the colours or mostly red white and blue. The event every year never disappoints and this year was no exception.

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Newcastles first win of the season

They’ve only gone and done it!

Clinging on for dear life to a 1-0 lead by Pirez, the toon actually win a game for once and on top of that my accumulator came in.

Newcastle are now out of the bottom three but Fulham and Huddersfield play each other this Monday and can only mean one thing… Temporary

Next game is against Bournemouth who are sitting sixth in the premiership with 20 points for Newcastle so things may take a U-turn very quickly for the toon and bring back holding up the table at the bottom and looking more and more worrying.

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Newcastle v Watford

Accumulator on and as mad as it sounds I’ve put Newcastle to win in it.

Newcastle surely at home against Watford they can get 3 points. Law of averages say we’re due a win after the atrocious start of the season we have had and currently sitting second bottom of the table.

Saying that, we’ve an arse of a club owner and the fans need to invest in a helicopter for him.

C’mon the toon!

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Hub 5a OpenWRT LEDE router mod

The basic BT Home Hub 5a is with stock firmware a locked bog standard router but if installed with the power or OpenWRT/LEDE then it’s capable of a lot more!

To do this it will require you to open up your router, solder a few wires to places and then use a serial USB cable with the help of putty (terminal program) and a few other programs to dump and inject the firmware but once done the router will be unlocked to any ISP and open to more capability.

Take a look at the OpenWRT website here for more detail.

There’s a lot of packages that can be installed and you can customise to your own needs and wishes.

My personal preference is the ability to set up a VPN which will allow you to connect to your home network when you’re out an about or away from home.

Make sure you read the how to guide fully and allow yourself enough time and patience to do.

Once done you won’t ever go back to a stock router ever!!!

The Hub 5a isn’t the only router that can be opened up to the world of OpenWRT and LEDE so take a look at their website and you might have a router that is supported.

Each router has a different method of installing the firmware on and some are more complicated than others but on the other note, there’s some routers that can be flashed with simply a usb stick.

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