Having been not long retired from my job as an aerial & satellite engineer with http://www.digitec-aerials.co.uk/ I get asked now an then what is the best TV aerial to have fitted. For instance my neighbour had been having trouble for years with poor reception due to a number of factors. One was that there is a bank of trees , large trees very close to his house, making for the receiving of a decent digital signal difficult. then there was the fact that he insisted on installing the aerial himself in the loft. He’s a bit of a do it yourself nut so what do you expect. But, anyway after many years of putting up with a bed television reception, he asked me to help. I think he wanted me to make a home made TV Aerial to put in the tree? Like really!!
Well rather than pointing out where he’d been going wrong, I thought it best just to advise him on what to do. The thing is I’d come across this kind of problem before when I was an Television Aerial INSTALLER Blackpool. When you are faced with trees blocking your signal the last place you want the Aerial Installation is in the loft, since just being in the loft can reduce the signal being received by up to 50%. I advise him that the only way to resolve this is with a high gain digital aerial or wideband aerial fitted to a tall mast which is bolted to the chimney stack. This is going to dramatically improve the reception and quality of the signal.
Having explained this to my neighbour, he looked at me a little perplexed and said, ‘well how am I meant to do that?’ I replied you aren’t, you phone a professional this time and get it done right. I put him onto the local TV Aerial Installation Facebook page to get a price over the phone. In the end he did, and happily I’ve not heard a peep out of him since
Over the years I have grown more an more fond of making my own curries. I started by following celebrity chefs on TV and watching what they did, how they cooked the curry and followed all the steps , and yet I was never able to re create the same taste that you would get from a good Indian Restaurant. I have looked long and hard in my search of getting my hands on the right curry recipe. I’ve joined a few forums and it seemed there were so many different opinions that I really didn’t have any confidence in what they were saying.
However it wasn’t all a waste of time, as I learned what I should be searching for. It is BIR Curry Recipes as this term is for British Indian Restaurant. Through my searching I happened to stumble upon a guy who was advertising his ebook ‘The secret to that takeaway curry taste’. It intrigued me as this guy had put quite a few how to cook curry videos on you tube, and had actually spoken about what the BIR Curry Recipe secrets were. Before I was ready to buy the ebook which could end up like every other recipe book, in the bin. I decided to follow one of his recipes that he’d posted on You Tube. I decided to go with the lamb karahi recipe . Video I followed below
A Revelation! I followed the recipe by firstly making the base gravy, which is the secret to every curry. As this was cooking I could tell before it was ready that I had stumbled upon the holy grail, by the smell, because my whole house now smelt with the beautiful odour of an Indian Takeaway. I know what your thinking, but after years of searching I’d found what I was looking for.
To cut a long story short, after learning how to make a lamb karahi Curry the same as is in the takeaway, I decided to buy the book. I wasn’t disappointed as it was filled with all the nations favourite Indian curry recipes. Now i regularly cook for friends and family and they are never left wanting.