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The 2014 Henley Festival with BMW and Michel Roux Jr

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There are some things that the Brits are just better at than anybody else. Off the top of my head there’s… queuing – the art of standing in an orderly line and wait amicable and patiently for your turn pomp and ceremony – think State occasions, weddings, funerals and military parades humour – the Monty […]

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A Brazilian supper club with Tilda rice

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I remember when it was announced that the next host nation for the FIFA World Cup was to be Brazil.  On the faces of my Brazilian friends I saw the same eye-rolling mixture of boredom and scepticism that my own face had adopted when it was announced that South Africa was to host the 2010 FIFA […]

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A South African stone fruit dinner

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I am something of a cheerleader for South Africa  on this blog –  from its wonderful hotels, to its fabulous restaurants, to its spectacular scenery, to its awesome wine, to (of course!) its glorious fresh produce. Fortunately we can enjoy at least two of those things right […]

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The 2013 Henley Festival with BMW

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  When I was a little girl my father had the habit of acquiring exotic cars with alarming frequency.  I was the only girl at my school who, at age 7, got fetched by my father after school in a 1920 Phantom II Rolls Royce.  In fact, for a period during the early 1980s, I […]

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A taste of Sweden – dinner at the Swedish ambassador’s residence

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  Isn’t it funny how some nights, you get ready for a party effortlessly:  everything you put on looks good; your mascara goes on without a smudge; and you arrive on time and relaxed.  Once at the party, the smooth sailing continues as you make witty small talk with interesting strangers; sip champagne and juggle […]

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Tilda Diwali supper club @ The London Foodie – one from the vaults

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    How did I manage to leave this post about a supper club I attended towards the end of last year languishing in my drafts folder for the better part of ten months?  Well, I have a pretty big drafts folder!! Mea culpa.  Moving rapidly on. Earlier last year, the lovely Luiz of The […]

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A blind date with Swedish chef Andreas Hedlund

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When I told my friends earlier this month that I was going on a blind date with a Swedish chef, their reactions tended to fall into three distinct categories: “Oh – so you’re going on a date with one of the Muppets?” “Does Nick know about this?!?” “Why bother?  You an get such good Swedish […]

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