I blame the bank holiday weekend for the lateness of this Weekly Miscellany, so you probably should too 😉
Articles of Note
- How Eilis O’Hanlon found out her crime novels were being swiped by a stranger. Turns out plagiarism is super easy in the world of self-publishing.
- The Guardian view on the Easter Rising centenary: Ireland’s history lesson for Britain & Why, 100 years after the Easter Rising, are Irish women still fighting?. The anniversary celebrations of the 1916 Rising have led to a lot of debate in Ireland about what exactly it is we’re celebrating, and what was achieved by the actions of the minority. It’s been thought-provoking and frustrating in equal measure.
- The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains: A Neil Gaiman Story in Pictures by Radio 4 Listeners. Some cracking stuff in here.
- Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Quiche. I love broccoli and am always looking for new ways to cook it so I’m quite excited by this recipe. It looks delicious!
- Kartoffelpuffer. This recipe has really just reminded me to make more rostis because they’re awesome.
- Egg Sprinkle Cookies. I didn’t get around to making these this Easter (I made Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream and Caramel Filling instead), but they’re so adorable that they’re a must for next year.
- Mint & Passion Fruit Rum Punch. Yes, please!
I’m currently unhealthily obsessed with this game. Luckily, I’m off work at the moment, so I have plenty of time to send my crew on 3 hour missions in an attempt to level them up. To be honest, I thought this would be a fairly quick game that I could rattle through, but I’ve been playing it for about two months now and the final levels are frustratingly difficult. On the plus side, collecting a crew of different versions of my favourite characters is pretty addictive, so I think this game will continue to entertain and annoy me in equal measure for the foreseeable future!