The Marriott Meterologist

You know sometimes you hear about something and you think “that is just bonkers” but then the more you think about it the better it gets?  Well that happened to me last week when I heard about the Marriott Meterologist. The press release I read starts: London Marriott Hotel County Hall, the South Bank’s five-star

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A guide to smoking (the good kind)

Not the bad kind.  My guide to smoking is the good kind, the kind that leaves you feeling like you have had a lovely flavoursome dinner.  Not the one that leaves you reeking of nicotine and slowly doing untold damage to yourself. Smoking food is THE big thing at the moment.  Just as pork can

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I think I am going to be a life coach

I think.  I haven’t decided yet but I am seriously considering it.  I will be honest and say I wasn’t thinking about any such thing until recently because, well because I already have a job!  And a blog.  And a family.  And I spend so much time whinging about not having enough time to do

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Have you heard about the Pep and Lekker Cleanse?

I hadn’t until recently when I received an email asking me if I fancied trying it out.  It came at a time when my headaches were at an all time high and my healthy eating was at an all time low.    The idea is a simple one, three days of nutritious soups and broth

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If you have children this is why you need to write a will

  Have you ever heard of sideways disinheritance? No? Me neither! I was chatting to a company called Bespoke Support Network this week and found out that unbeknown to over 75% of the population your children could be disinherited when you die. Now if you’re like me and everyone else, you probably weren’t aware that

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And still they bang on about lessons to be learned

  I wrote about this phrase four years ago:  Lessons to be learned in the wake of the Baby P case.  “Lessons will be learned“. And yet here we are, with a different situation four years later but still hearing the same phrase being trotted out.    I am sick of it. How many more

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World Gin Day 2017

  Is here!  World Gin Day is here.    And if you will excuse me whilst I say “thank feck for that”. What a week. What a sodding week.    And it is not getting any better is it?  I have a bit of a “no politics” rule at home because we are all often

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An open letter to the BBC

Dear BBC Like many people on Saturday night I was just thinking about taking the dog for a walk before going to bed when a news alert popped up on my phone that there was an “incident” developing at London Bridge.   We all know that “incident” is not a word used lightly these days

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