Merry Christmas, Chainsaw Man-ual

In Chainsaw, General by John8 Comments

Today, for Christmas Day, I went to Matthew and Joy’s place for lunch with their family and friends. At the lunch Matthew gave me the present he’d intended to give me for my birthday last month, but for one reason or another (mainly distance) he wasn’t able to hand it to me until today.  So here he is with the …

Times are a changing

In Chainsaw, General, Photography by John7 Comments

Things are changing in my life. For example, here’s a photo of what I had for lunch today. It’s a salad with ham, salad leaves, tomato, cucumber and a peppery carrot salad (from the recipe in Suzanne Gibbs in The Pressure Cooker Recipe Book).  However, in this case the carrots were cooked on the Breville Induction cooker for 20 mins, …

Chainsaw Man Part II

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A few days ago I received an email from a friend who had been away on holidays for a while and hadn’t seen this blog page since it was called “The Silver Fox speaks up, and he wondered why the change of name.  I replied that he could check this out by searching for “silver” in the Search box on …

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Chainsaw Man

In Chainsaw, Gadgets, General by John2 Comments

Now I have my chainsaw … As you can see, it’s not like other chainsaws.  It looks more like shears with its handles and jaws.  It’s the Black & Decker Alligator Lopper.  It’s electric cordless with a rechargeable, removable battery. Update 18 October 2009: The photo speaks for itself how quickly the chainsaw managed to cut up the first trunk. …