Meeting bloggers

Bob Bob Ricard

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  Is it just me, or is taking a Tube from Barbican to Oxford Street at lunchtime rather like stepping into some sort of Dr Who TARDIS and emerging in a totally different universe? When I board, I am surrounded by people in dark suits, pencil skirts, Thomas Pink blouses and serious expressions.  When I emerge, it is into […]

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South Africa in shock World Cup win!

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(Photo courtesy of The Bibendum Times) Well, the Bibendum World Cup of Wine, that is…  And against Italy, no less! What am I talking about?  Well, about 6 weeks ago wine merchants Bibendum decided it might be fun to do a wine tasting “competition” where countries were pitted against each other on a one-to-one basis and […]

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The Goatshed, Cape winelands

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Do you remember what it was like to be a student?  All those late nights followed by dragging yourself to early lectures.  The emotional upheavals of falling in and out of love at least twice a week.  The shrewd evaluation of which of your classmates might have the best course notes, and persuading them to […]

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Francesco Mazzei at Pizza Express

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Call me easily pleased, but I think Pizza Express gets a raw deal. When I suggest going to a branch of this ubiquitous chain of Italian restaurants for a quick meal, my husband Nick pulls a face and refuses – and he is not alone.  But can somebody please explain to me why people get so sniffy […]

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Food Blogger Connect 2010

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Food Blogger Connect 2010 (Photo: Mowie) Q:  What’s even more fun that cooking, eating, photographing, talking about and writing about food? A:  Cooking, eating, photographing, talking about and writing about food with other bloggers! And it seems I am not the only food blogger who feels this way, judging by the turnout at the much-anticipated Food Blogger […]

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The Cadogan Arms, Chelsea

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One of the things I love most about London is that you can take a Tube or a bus across town, remain within the city limits, but feel as if you have been transported to another planet. Allow me to elaborate.  Where I live, there are no houses older than about 20 years (the area […]

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Vivat Bacchus, London Bridge

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So did you hear the one about the girl who called up a couple of central London restaurants one Friday afternoon, asking:  “Hello, do you have a table for eleven people available for dinner tomorrow evening?  Yes, that’s this Saturday evening I’m talking about, and I’d like the table at 19h30.” OK, so those of you who […]

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