July 2006

EBBP: Mine’s gone – has yours?

July 31, 2006

Well, I shopped, baked, wrapped and finally today I went to the post office at lunchtime and officially put my EBBP parcel in the capable hands of the Royal Mail.  And when I found out how much the postage would be, my head officially spun around three times and exploded.  But that’s a whole other […]

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Olivo restaurant – Sardinian cuisine near London Victoria

July 29, 2006

As I’ve mentioned previously on this blog, Nick and I are in the habit of attending fairly regular wine tastings at the Wine And Dine Society, which meets at the Hesperia Hotel across the road from Victoria Station This time, I got wise and did a bit of research on the internet, and one of […]

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EoMEoTE#17 The End is Nigh: Shocking pictures, page 2!

July 27, 2006

Yes, indeed, the end is nigh – the end of the month, that is.  And we all know what that means… it’s time for the End of Month Egg on Toast Extravaganza.  Yes folks, it’s the time of month when salaries are due, fridges run low and inspiration runs high.  Just how many ways are […]

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Euro Blogging by Post – a little reminder

July 27, 2006

Time is running out if you still want to sign up for this month’s EBBP#5!  So far we have about 20 participants from all over Europe – Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Spain, Ireland and of course, England – a truly pan-European event.  I will be compiling the final list on Friday night and […]

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Spinach, bacon & feta quiche

July 25, 2006

I didn’t grow up eating spinach.  It wasn’t like my mom cooked it and I was forced to sit at the table till I cleared my plate and ended up at the dining table for six months.  No, nothing as spectacular.  My mom just didn’t cook it.  I think part of the problem was that […]

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Guess who went to the Gherkin bar?

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  For those of you picturing me spending my Friday evening making small talk at some sort of deli counter with barrels of pickles, think again.  The Gherkin is the affectionate name given to London’s newest landmark building – it’s real name is the Swiss Re building (after its anchor tenant) or 30 St Mary […]

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The Clerkenwell Dining Room

July 21, 2006

One of the things I do here in London a lot more than I used to in South Africa is eating out.  Part of it is the incredible range of options available to you living in one of the world’s gastro-capitals.  Another part of if is that because of the hugeness of the city, people […]

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