Woolpack, Stoke Mandeville

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Woolpack, Stoke Mandeville

Sad to tell you that there has been a 50% reduction in drinking in Stoke Mandeville since the weekend. That is to say a popular restored local pub The Woolpack burnt down in the small hours of Saturday morning which means there is only one other pub, The Bull left in the village. There is […]

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Polish Recipes

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on Polish Recipes

With the influx over the last few years of Poles into the UK and Ireland Polish food has made it onto the displays at the major supermarkets and is not just confined to specialist retailers. This is a good development because the cuisine provides nutritious no nonsense comfort food which belies the stereotypes by being […]

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A Lunch in Paris

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 in Food | Comments Off on A Lunch in Paris

The first order of business last Sunday in Paris was a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a structure which still has the capacity to astonish us today and must have done so by a factor of 10+ when it was first constructed. The Eiffel Tower was built for the International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 […]

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Frankie and Benny’s

Posted on Jan 28, 2009 in Food | 2 comments

So, off we went to Frankie & Benny’s new outlet in Cambridge Retail Park, Aylesbury. Now at this stage I need to explain myself, as after a visit to Frankie & Benny’s in some god forsaken retail park outside Coventry a couple of years ago I made a vow to myself of NEVER AGAIN!! And […]

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Brasserie Blanc

Posted on Dec 7, 2008 in Food | Comments Off on Brasserie Blanc

So off to Oxford for the weekend with “Her Indoors” and our first pit-stop was a lunch reservation to try out the Brasserie chain named after the two Michelin Star French Chef, Raymond Blanc. Now I would have much rather been at Raymond’s flagship at Great Milton 8 miles south east of Oxford , Le […]

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Domino’s Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 in Food | Comments Off on Domino’s Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat

Domino’s Scientists Test Limits Of What Humans Will Eat At long last, a scientific explanation for Deep Pan Pizza, Cheesy Crust Pizza, etc; etc; Ad Nausea!

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Caprese

Posted on Jun 29, 2008 in Food | one comment

The Isle of Capri In Italian restaurants the description “Caprese” has been rendered somewhat meaningless by being applied as a “catch all” description. Originally it meant simple rustic food from Campania as exemplified by the diet of the fishermen on Capri and particularly the simple salad made from the local ingredients of Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh […]

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Buon’ Amici

Posted on Apr 20, 2008 in Food | Comments Off on Buon’ Amici

Buon’ Amici is Italian for “Good Friends” and certainly every time you go into this friendly coffee bar in Kingsbury, Aylesbury, that is the way you feel. It always has a large contingent of regulars including the local Italian community, normally discussing football. In an arc stretching from Bedford through Leighton Buzzard to Aylesbury you’ll […]

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The Harbour front at Pothia, Kalymnos.

Posted on Mar 23, 2008 in Food | Comments Off on The Harbour front at Pothia, Kalymnos.

Arriving in Kalymnos The Greek island of Kalymnos is situated between Kos and Leros and is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese, the chain which largely clings to the Turkish coast from Rhodes in the south to Samos in the north; there are a number of other smaller islands around Kalymnos however, only Pserimos […]

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The Eagle On London

Good old Guy Fawkes!

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Tube Tunes

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Schools to Prison on the Tube

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Happy Birthday Karl Marx

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The Eagle on Ireland

In Darkest Midwinter

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The murder of Canon Magner

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The Boys of Kilmichael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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