Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

SD 2nd July 2016

Something different: The logistics of Saturday where carefully planned and executed.  This should have happened for my birthday, but for various reasons had to be delayed until now. After the … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 10th June 2016

Something different: I’ve invented a bread recipe for Stephen’s Nut, Seed and Oat Bread.  It tastes fantastic, with a rich flavour. Take a couple of tablespoons of mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 6th June 2016

Something different: With the sun shining all day, I decided it was the perfect evening for a picnic.  I may have bought too much food though! With the sun shining, … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 27th May 2016

Something different: Tonight we experienced fine dining at Luton Hoo.  This 5 star hotel and spa must never be confused with Luton in any way, which really is a 1 … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 25th May

Something different: I made some home made energy bars/biscuits for the first time today.  I checked a few recipes online and went for one that looked very healthy.  These wonder … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 18th May 2016

Something different: We have a favourite restaurant in our town (which has far more restaurants, bars and cafes per head than potentially any town in England) and we never go … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 14th May 2016

Something different: Two firsts today in our little vegetable plot. Firstly, I completed the planting of 4 rows of potatoes which I spaced out over 2 months. Nothing different on … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 2nd May 2016

Something different: On this May bank holiday, we searched for events and couldn’t find anything interesting so after I had struggled for fitness on a quick jog, we walked into town. … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 1st May 2016

Something different today: This could well be the first and last time I ever get to attend a post-wake Chinese Sunday lunch.  A small group met to celebrate the life of … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Watching… all 8 episodes of Broadchurch. The words ‘quality ITV drama’ haven’t gone together for a generation, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this gripping and entertaining. The acting was … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Fresh items… Inspired by the Daily Post. See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

July 19, 2013 · 34 Comments

This week I have been…

Watching… the tennis on TV. Why do we all become tennis fans when Wimbledon is on, but don’t care for the rest of the year? Eating… some American food on … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

This week I have been…

Listening… to the new Barenaked Ladies album – Grinning Streak. It’s a grower, but I think I miss the variety heard in the previous album where 3 vocalists featured. Watching… … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening… to RTL2 while driving around France. It’s all good quality AOR music, despite being a bit too U2 heavy. Watching… a new French ghost based drama called The Returned. … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Birthday girl

We spent the day in a decadent way celebrating our friends 40th birthday.  Alison was 40 a few weeks ago, but we decided to celebrate in style. We drank cocktails … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lunch at the station

Yesterday Pete and I went to London for my birthday meal (it’s a few days away don’t worry). Apart from me stupidly spilling red wine all over Pete (let’s not … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment


Pete had an exam yesterday and it was a stinker. This was backed up by comments from fellow sufferers on Twitter. So tonight I decided to do something different and … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mama et Papa en France

I’ve spent the day in France with my Mum and Dad while poor Pete worked. We started the day at the crack of dawn leaving their house at 6.10am, dropping … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ding Dong…. Hello…

Yesterday Pete and I struggled through the wintery weather to accompany my Mum and Dad to the theatre to see The Book Of Mormon. We first became aware of the … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

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