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East London: a culinary playground


East London: a place of many textures and many tastes is now inextricably linked – for me – to the sating of a raging appetite for good food and great wine, at friendly places. But how times have changed. In … Continue reading

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London: the opening credits


Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Soho: my route to work on the number 14 bus in 1982. New to London, embarking on an inglorious secretarial career, I climbed to the top deck daily, and gazed in wonderment as the … Continue reading

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Brighton romances revisited: make mine a ’99


Brighton station appears earlier than expected. No matter; it’s a balmy, sunny, seaside day and a cycling jaunt through the delicious salty air is a welcome and unexpected pleasure, after the stuffy train journey. I set off down Queens Road, … Continue reading

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Carcassonne: land of luxury, fine wine, beautiful women and dangerous men …


42 Rue Victor Hugo, Carcassonne, is the B&B for those that enjoy a high-pamper factor. Nestled in the ample bosom of the Languedoc, this retreat has much to offer, although not as much as its hosts, the warm and welcoming  … Continue reading

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Bethnal Green Behaviour


Just over three years ago The Girls and I left the Shoreditch loft that had been our home for some thirty months and into a less exuberant, much smaller,  three-up two-down Bethnal Green cottage, half a mile East. The moment … Continue reading

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Been spoken for: the wedding suit


Tim has lassoed Sassy Amanda, my soon to be married Best Friend. He’s the bow to her arrow – or perhaps with less poetry and more realism, the brake to her accelerator.  Tim is a fine man. Following the success … Continue reading

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Oestrogen: mid-life elixir


I am forty-eight and I am smiling. I have a spring in my step, a twinkle in my eye, focus in my day. I’m in control; I have a new drug of choice. If you’re a woman hurtling inexorably towards … Continue reading

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