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It's been way too long since I had a decent hike and the current project at work has me fairly burnt out. I need to get away for a bit. 
I'm considering putting in a floating leave request for a week following the completion of the project which means I'll have the time for a walk, but I won't know when that will be.
But prep still needs to happen.  Since the last hike there's a number of things that I think will need replaceing. This is the start of that list (and a few items to come back to;

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The Society for Science Based Healthcare is taking a closer look at ACC payouts to those claiming for acupuncture.

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Another fortnight, another round of ASA complaints released.

Things of interest this time include 4 anti-fluoride that were not upheld, a complaint from @honestuniverse about Health 2000, an upheld Ear Candles complaint by @listay1 and a settled complaint against Simillimum Homeopathic Pharmacy by myself.

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So... I wrote an OIA that lead to an article in The Dominion Post which has comments on the article enabled.

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I'm wondering why this made it as a news story at all. The tl;dr; for it would read "Psudeoscience promoter whines about having complaint rejected due to facts."

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Initial impression was just fantastic.  Saved the best for last.  Quite sweet, a little stringent at the end, light on the tannin. Very dark and quite dirty. May have benefited from decanting but was a great way to end the evening.

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The verdict on this was that it was quite tasty.

"I would subscribe to that" -  

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"There's less to this than meets the eye." - @slothphil

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The port spilling and glass breaking part of the evening has begun...

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The big brother to the previous one.  Very nice colour.  A little harsh at the back of the throat, quite dry.  Not actually sure how to describe this one.  Phil describes it as a sherry starting to be on the dry side, rather than a port. The flavours are complicated... That's about as far as I can go with it I think. It's not unpleasant, but it's not good as I was anticipating.

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