The Day I Went To A/W #CoopWineTasting

A small bottle of wine with colourful bites

I was so excited to receive an invite to the Autumn Winter Co-op wine tasting event in London for last month. After going to the one in May for the Spring Summer collection I had a rough idea of what to expect but was on the look out for that perfect red wine to enjoy […]

The Day I Went to #CoopWineTasting

According to a survey in 2015 of over 6000 people each of us in the UK ,over 15 years old, drinks enough alcohol in a year that is equivalent of 115 bottles of wine. From having a drink with our evening meal, unwinding on a Friday night with friends in the pub or making the most […]

Rustic Or Just Half-Hearted: Bianco43 Croydon Review

I recently brought the phrase “Helping people explore places with positivity” into my Twitter bio to explain not only my professional job but also for this blog. I love to write about things and give others the Lowedown (play on my surname klaxon) on where is worth going and where is not. Every time I […]

Squinzano Rocca Del Mori 2008

The last bottle of wine I shared on my blog, in an empties post, was an absolute cracker of a red wine from a friend so when they got me this for my birthday I had really high hopes it would turn out to be just as fantastic. This time they got a bottle of wine from an […]

Food And Drink Empties, August 2016

I mentioned in my lifestyle empties that I was thinking about going to just doing food empties as they come in, as individual reviews, rather than building them up to the end of the month. The amount of empties that I have for food and drink will tend to vary quite a lot each month […]

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 […]

An Update And A Return

I feel like I have let you all down. I disappeared without a trace for months on end and honestly have no good reason for it at all. I have gone to restaurants, tried out new recipes and discovered a collection of new brands, flavours and ingredients. A stand out is a South African pub […]