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Thoughts from November 2006

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We have just discovered a nice little clothing company on the internet. Ilk industries was set up in Edinburgh last year and they seem to be doing things right - lots of sweatshop-free, limited edition prints for all you smart people to wear down at the disco/in the back garden, just like Jonathan and Nicky below.

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Now then, Ilk would like you, the innocent blog reader, to help them work out what to put on the next batch of t-shirts. Click here to vote goat (or not).

On another note, and just to prove what a nice bunch they are, Colin from Ilk has sent us in some of his recent fridge poetry. High art indeed.

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Stuff we like today: Postcard Polaroid

Martin and his friend Theo set it up recently - it's a collection of stuff that they and their friends have been sending each other through the post (mostly polaroids, as the name suggests). Just stick a stamp on it, drop it in the post and see if it gets there.

Send them something. I'm sure they'd be very grateful.

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Matthew, an innocent drinker in Aberdeen, wore this costume out on Halloween last week. Not sure how many people he scared, but he sure did look good.

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He also sent us in this foolproof method for poaching eggs, without us even asking. A very helpful man...

"Eggs. A nightmare to poach, right? WRONG! Spread some clingfilm over the mouth of a cup, create a little ditch in it, and the break your egg (free-range of course) into said ditch. Squeeze the clingfilm round the egg to create a nice bubble round it, and place in simmering water for about 3 minutes. Remove, unwrap and serve. Nice. Serving suggestion: place a slice of ham on some buttered toast, place the egg on top and pierce to let the yolk run, before finishing with black pepper."