The Joker, Croydon

I’ve never really got into Valentine’s Day. It isn’t because I don’t believe in it or care about it but rather because my partner and I celebrate our anniversary of getting together two days later (16th February 2010 – talk about feeling increasingly old!). So on that Saturday we made a bit of an effort, […]

Milk Train, Covent Garden

Hungover. Tired. Cold. I woke on Saturday initially feeling worse for wear but after a good glug of water and a teeth brush I felt fresh as a daisy. Good job too because we had plans to go to London to continue a friends birthday celebrations by visiting Milk Train. I’m a sucker for dairy. […]

Crystal Rocks Cafe, Croydon

We’ve moved out of our Addiscombe flat and into a new part of town. Places we have looked at before and thought “that might be nice to visit” are suddenly right on our doorstep to walk to, try out and (hopefully) admire. We’re without internet so the following post, pictures and all, come from my […]

Lyons Coffee Bags*

On the go coffee bags

Cafetieres are beautiful to look at, therapeutic to put into action and produce great flavoured coffee but sometimes we just don’t have the time to get involved with one; the time it takes to prepare, to empty and clean up afterwards can take away some of the joy especially if you’re rushing around in the […]

The Food Wars by Walden Bello

Book by Walden Bello

When I was reading this book I read half the chapter focusing on agrofuels and the next morning there was one of the companies mentioned with a sponsored advert on my twitter feed. Was it there before or did I just notice it because of my awareness around the topic? Or is there some greater […]

The Vineyard, Wrotham

The bar at The Vineyard

Tuesday 11th September 2018 was such an incredible day that filled me with an overwhelming amount of pride and joy; I got to see my partner’s sister, who I first met just before her 13th birthday, graduate with a 1st Class Honours in FRTV & Drama from CCCU. It’s not my place to tell her […]

Food For Beginners by Susan George and Nigel Paige

Food based tea towel

Some books, when written and published in the early 80’s, fade into the distant past without a trace whilst others have a habit of sticking around as something to wave at youngsters that dare to question things. Then there are the books like the Beginners series that, whilst containing some outdated references of predictions of […]