April 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If we were to ask what drink is synonymous with Great Britain, we’re pretty sure we know what your answer will be. No, it’s not beer, although that comes a very close second and with pubs and restaurants opening outdoors this week, we’re pretty sure that more was downed than the nation’s favourite drink. We […]

April 9th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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When it was announced that pubs and restaurants could re-open for outside dining/drinking from 12th April, how many people’s thoughts immediately turned to the Great British weather? Remember last year when lockdown 1.0 started and thankfully the unseasonably hot weather in March and April made being stuck at home a little bit more tolerable? It […]

March 5th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Even though it technically doesn’t happen until 20th March, spring is in the air, even if it may not last. We had some lovely weather at the end of February and into the first week of March, the days are drawing out; the snowdrops are looking amazing, the daffodils are coming out and we have […]

February 26th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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There’s a show on Netflix at the moment called We Are the Champions which looks at some weird and wonderful competitions that take place around the world. One of these episodes features the first-ever World Championship of Chili Pepper Eating. It follows the fortunes of several ‘characters’, including someone from the UK, as they prepare […]

February 19th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Give us this day our daily bread. No, don’t worry, we haven’t decided to turn our food blogs into religious ones, although there is something quite religious about the topic of this week’s musings. Yes, we are referring to bread, but definitely not the industrial loaf products which contain a cocktail of additives. Additives Chef […]

January 15th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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“We’re all going on our summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.” Ah, read that first paragraph and imagine listening to the dulcet tones of the great Sir Cliff Richard. Granted, we may just have lost half our readership with that reference (Cliff who we hear the millennials say?) but there’s a […]

January 8th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We bet the organisers of Veganuary feared the worst when the Government announced lockdown 3.0 this month. The same could be said about the charity Alcohol Change UK, who are behind Dry January. Given January is always the most miserable month of the year, global pandemic or no global pandemic, you could forgive people if […]

December 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If Waitrose is anything to go by, and let’s face it, it’s not a bad barometer, we’re in for a Merry Vegan Christmas. The supermarket this week reported a 700% increase in pre-orders for its vegan Christmas offerings. Yes, you read that correctly, that’s 700%. And it’s not just Waitrose that are taking advantage of […]

December 11th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, with exactly two weeks to go (if you are reading this on Friday) until the big day, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Yes, we’re talking about Brussels sprouts. The most controversial part of any Christmas dinner. Whether you love them or you hate them, it’s not Christmas without the tiny […]

December 4th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Ok, let’s see a show of hands. Who put their Christmas decorations up in November? Apparently, according to a survey in Good Housekeeping, 63% of Brits think November is too early to put up a Christmas tree. Well, from our observations, it would seem the great British public are telling fibs! We’ve never seen as […]