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Drinks, London

Boozy Christmas Gift Guide

There’s no denying that I love Christmas. There is also no denying that I love the artisanal products Britain produces. We produce some of the finest drinks in the world, and we are currently in a period of growth with many wonderful new drinks coming onto the market and flourishing. […]

Bars, London, Restaurants

Wine Pairing Dinner at The Boaters Inn

On Thursday I was fortunate enough to attend The Boaters Inn’s latest wine and food matching event: a 5 course dinner accompanied by wines from Les Caves de Pyrene, who source natural  wines, representative of their homeland, from all over the globe. I’ve always loved The Boaters Inn since I […]

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Bars, London


With London still firmly in the midst of a gin craze, although somewhat less sordid than the first Georgian gin craze, Paddington’s 146 offers a refreshing and interesting menu for discerning gin drinkers. Located in the Hilton Hotel at Paddington station – London’s most beautiful station with soaring arches and […]

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Sauces, Dips, Jams


I am a member of my local WI, and I love it. I love the opportunities it presents to mix with women of all ages, particularly the older generation; their wealth of experience and knowledge is something to treasure. The WI participates in all sorts of activities, and although we […]

London, Restaurants


There are two kinds of friends: those whose judgement you can trust when it comes to what constitutes good food, and those whose judgement you cannot. When meeting with the first, you are at ease when they suggest a restaurant, and the second, you do everything in your power to […]