January 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If the last 12 months have taught us anything it’s that the world is a crazy place but if there’s one silver lining that has brought a smile to our faces, it’s the amount of new, and often weird and wonderful, food combinations that people have come up with. Only this week we learned that […]

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 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, apart from finding out that you have been moved to tier 3 or 4, that your children can’t go back to school until mid-January at the latest and that there is now a more contagious strain of Covid-19, did you all have a nice Christmas holiday? In any ‘normal’ time, this would be enough […]

December 23rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Hands up, who really likes traditional Christmas pudding? We know we addressed the elephant in the room a few blogs back by discussing sprouts and concluded that they are actually amazing, but Dumbo is back in the room again and this time we are inclined to agree when it comes to Christmas pudding. Ok, we […]

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 […]

November 13th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Let’s be honest, professional footballers as a whole tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer (pardon the pun!). And then there’s Marcus Rashford. Here’s someone aged 23 who despite the prestigious wealth the game has bestowed on him, has never forgotten where he came from, which in his case was a working […]

October 9th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If you live in Northern England, the chances are that if you go to a pub this weekend, it may be your last visit in a while. We’ll know shortly what further restrictions are being put in place to slow the spread of Covid-19, but it’s no secret that pubs closing for a while is […]