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 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 […]

October 30th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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From trick or treating to apple bobbing, Halloween is always a highlight, particularly with people taking inspiration from across the Pond and really making a ‘thing of it in recent times. In our day, Halloween consisted of carrying a carved out turnip (yes dear reader, there were no pumpkins back then and you try hollowing […]

September 11th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Imagine our surprise when we were researching this week’s blog and discovered that an English muffin is not actually English at all! That certainly set the cat among the pigeons, especially as Chef Chris has already prepared his recipe (more on this shortly) with this in mind. In a month of blogs dedicated to great […]

August 14th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Is there anything better in life than a good old-fashioned Sunday roast. Whether made and eaten at home or enjoyed in your local pub (always the latter for us given we spend all our time cooking for others!), it’s quintessentially British, up there with a pint of beer, a cup of tea or a game […]

July 10th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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On Monday 13th July, spare a thought for those working in the IT department at Her Majesty’s Government. After several website crashes – the contact tracing and ‘Pick for Britain’ sites to name just two – over the last few months, it then doesn’t bode well when the Government announces the meal deal to end […]

May 7th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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We couldn’t post a blog on the 75th anniversary of VE Day without acknowledging the importance of the day. Pre-Coronavirus (do you remember life before Covid-19?) there were big plans to celebrate over the bank holiday weekend, but unfortunately the lock-down has put paid to this. However, we’ve always been a resourceful nation, the way […]

April 16th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It is National Tea Day next week (21st) an event, according to the organisers, aimed at reigniting our love for tea. In Britain we drink 165 million cups of tea each day (that’s enough to fill 20 Olympic swimming pools), so you may well ask why there’s a need to reignite anything when it’s already […]