Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

So many people seem to have read Frankenstein, or at least sections of it, during their time at school. I never watched a film version of it either, to my knowledge, so my thoughts on it were completely skewed. It somehow managed to pass me by and I only ever knew of it because of […]

The Builders Arms (Croydon)

The Builders Arms is a very common name for a pub. There are two in Croydon and there is a another one called The Joiners Arms. They clearly used to aim for specific types of people to share their products with, or more likely, wanted something other than The Cricketers which is also a very […]

Chicken Planet (Croydon)

If you are having an awful day and you have some credit in your Hungry House account then it might as well be used to make you feel a bit less blerg. So I had a browse around and ended up at Chicken Planet. The prices were reasonable and overall the reviews were good and […]

Discovering Local Events

Things are always happening just around the corner but how often do we know about them until they have actually happened? Things can be so badly publicised unless you know exactly where to look and that can make it really effort-some to actually go off and find them. I used to work once a week […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]

Neighbours In London

Living in London is pretty strange at the best of times. People can house share with complete strangers but hardly ever say hello to them or in extreme cases not even know their names. In other places people can become the best of friends with the neighbours. There is a view of London that suggests […]

Jazz Up A Pizza Base

I have such a one track mind. It is always on food. Mainly cheese, crumpets and pizza. I just cannot help it. I am one of those people that just constantly thinks about bad things. I do get a craving for salads and vegetables too but I act upon those a lot less frequently. But […]

Sugar-Free Banana Cake

Amongst all the reveals of what will, or may, happen to the BBC Food recipes I felt like doing a bit of baking. Rummaging through the cupboards I discovered we lacked sugar so I did a little search for a recipe to get around that problem. I ended up on the, in my opinion much […]

Recent Awkward Moments

There are things that we all dread. Hopping in the shower and somebody coming to the door leaving you scurrying around for your towel and getting there in a timely manner. Cooking food to impress somebody and it turning out the main ingredient is something they do not or cannot eat. Recently several badly timed […]

My Daily Routine

07:30 My partner is putting on his tie and gathering his lunch from the fridge to set off to work. He wakes me up to say goodbye and remind me of anything important, such as ringing up a company or if he will be out late, before scurrying off out the door. If I am […]