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Richard Aston
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Well worth checking out these neoprene socks on Amazon - which also double as wading socks or for kayaking and canoeing: http://amzn.to/2fBDJKs

Most socks on the market are 3mm thick: these are 4mm, and will last longer and be warmer, and offer better protection. Non-slip soles, high ankles and velcro ankle fastener all mean better security and snug fit. Not meant to be waterproof though! They function like a wetsuit.

Worth a look if you participate in sports that involve activities where you need to protect or warm your feet.

#Diving #Snorkeling #Canoeing #Kayaking #Wading #Neoprene #Surfing #Beach

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Had a fairly indifferent meal at #Barossa at #Esplanade_Mall, Singapore last Friday - watery, flavourless borscht, unimpressive lamb sausages, and the beer order was wrong.  Read about it here:

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Stumbled across Nox: Dine in the Dark +https://plus.google.com/+NoxDineInTheDark
on Beach Road, Singapore - I've written a long review of both the food (watch out for potential spoiler if Nox haven't changed their menu since mid-August!) and my thoughts on the experience itself.  In short, a fantastic evening out:

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I know it's just part of a chain of restaurants with cheesy 'old China' theme park decor, but I recently lunched at Dian Xiao Er at Serangoon NEX, Singapore, and thoroughly enjoyed it - check out my review here:

http://www.thedarksmile.com/blog/review-of-dian-xiao-er-serangoon-nex-02-0910-singapore.html

I particularly recommend the roasted duck with Ten Wonder Herbs and the Spicy and Sour Fresh Fish Slices - delicious (and the duck is, allegedly, good for you...).

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I tried out The Clan Restaurant on Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore, a few weeks back.  Fancy food, and not cheap, and mostly very good (high marks for the lamb), but at the same time there was some inconsistency in quality, I felt.  Anyway, here is what I had to say about it:

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Check out my review of The Hog's Breath Cafe at CHIJMES Singapore - I liked the steak, but quite pricey for what it was (a sports bar in colonial surroundings...) -

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I recently went to #Salt_Tapas by Luke Mangan at Raffles City, Singapore. Great food, and huge portions (for #tapas), and interesting ingredients... just avoid the sumac meatballs at all costs!

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I recently went to #Salt_Tapas by Luke Mangan at Raffles City, Singapore. Great food, and huge portions (for #tapas), and interesting ingredients... just avoid the sumac meatballs at all costs!

The review can be found here:

http://www.thedarksmile.com/blog/review-of-salt-tapas-by-luke-mangan-01-22a-raffles-city-shopping-centre-252-north-bridge-road-singapore

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It's a bit macabre, and probably not a subject of earth-shattering importance, but I wonder if the choice of last meals made by Death Row prisoners is meaningful in some way?

I have written about this on my blog here:

http://www.thedarksmile.com/blog/last-meals-on-death-row

I'd love to hear people's thoughts on this topic!
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