Friday Pot Luck | Week 11

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I’m becoming more and more of a magpie, like a deranged Elizabeth Taylor. It’s been aggravated by a recent visit to see the crown jewels at The Tower of London. So many gold sceptres, gold spoons and that enormous Koh-i-Noor Indian diamond set in the Queen Mother’s crown…… 

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Verdene E5, Clapton

Four  years ago a friend moved to Clapton, and spent a considerable amount of time and effort trying to persuade me to open a sherry and tapas bar there. It wasn’t to be. It was nothing to do with the area. Finance, capability and a million other factors were all far bigger issues.

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Mushroom and polenta

To say that the last week was dreich is something of an understatement. London has been engulfed in such a large raincloud that – although I can usually see over The City, as far as The Shard from my desk – I haven’t been able to see much further than the tree outside the window for… 

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pretty scissors foodie bugle

Friday Pot Luck | Week 10

Overheard in Waitrose. A source of endless amusement: “Noah, you’ve had enough Manchego for one day” “Darling, do we need Parmesan for both houses?” “Don’t rummage in the reduced bin, someone from the golf club might see you.”

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Hurwundeki: lunch and a haircut

On Tuesday morning it took me about 15 minutes to dry my hair. No enormous surprise, because it’d been over a year since it’d last been cut, and it had got long. Most people would simply think “I’ll ring my hairdressers and book an appointment.” But here lies my problem. When you only get your… 

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