Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses? You really should

Do you know about Ronald McDonald Houses?   Yes, that Ronald McDonald.  The one with the big shoes who advertises burgers and hash browns (that quite frankly are one of the greatest foodstuffs known to mankind).   Did you know though that this staple of the high street is a corporate supporter of an independent charity who

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The Amazon Echo really could be life changing

  That sounds like a bit of an exaggeration doesn’t it?  We often refer to things as being life changing.  Take our coffee machine for instance.  Every morning when we grind the beans and then make that perfect coffee we mutter “life saver, thanks” or feel that mug of steaming hot caffeine has just changed

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Cooking with Comte

  Three years ago I was lucky enough to be taken to the Jura region of France to see where Comte cheese is made, and to meet some of the producers.   It’s a trip I remember well because the food and wine were incredible, and the scenery was stunning.    Fast forward three years and

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Did you know this about me?

  I was recently tagged by Nickie at I Am Typecast in an old school, this is me post.  Not so much because Nickie wanted to tell us more about herself, but more because she wanted to participate in a blog post meme like we all used to do when we first started out on

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Lunch at Berry Bros and Rudd

Question.  When is a shop, not a shop? Odd question I grant you when this post is about lunch in a wine shop, but it is something I pondered over a glass of very nice Champagne a couple of weeks ago as we got ready for a five course “Mother’s Day Lunch” at Berry Bros

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Ideal World TV turns 18

I have to admit that I have never really thought much about shopping via a TV channel, despite a very good friend of mine being a regular on one of them with her world famous chocolate brownies.   Which is a real shame because from what I have learned this week the variety of products on

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Leake Street Tunnel

We weren’t even really meant to be in the Leake Street Tunnel on Saturday.  Heck before we arrived I hadn’t heard of it, despite it being under the train tracks at Waterloo, our point of arrival into London whenever we travel by train. We arrived there as part of a group taking part in a

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