• Traditional English Coaching Inn  – The Halfway Bridge Lodsworth I traveled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea: Nor England! Did I know till then What love I bore to thee. William Wordsworth Visiting places like Halfway Bridge in Lodsworth in Spring remind me just how beautiful the English countryside is.  Those visitors to… [Continue Reading]

    The Halfway Bridge, West Sussex
  •  Antiprima Sagrantino 2011 Vintage in Montefalco, Umbria: While I understand reasonably well what the launch of a new Vintage entails, I was a little mystified by an invitation to the Anteprima Sagrantino 2011.  This preview of the vintage before it is truly ready for drinking was curious on two counts.  Firstly, I’d never heard of… [Continue Reading]

    Montefalco – Sagrantino Wine and More in Umbria
  • Of Crocodiles and more on Cinnamon Island: Scarcely a metre long, the silvery green baby crocodile looks for all the world as if it could be a child’s toy made of rubber. Fierce beady eyes and a mouth full of razor sharp white teeth are just a warning for the future. For now, a miniature… [Continue Reading]

    Cinnamon Island Sri Lanka
  • Lunugana, Geoffrey Bawa and Channa Daswatte: For the first time my driver is confused.  We’ve navigated Sri Lanka, travelling from Colombo to the North Central district, back down to the South East coast and, despite some precarious climbs and circuitous routes to enable me to see tea plantations and spice gardens along the way, we haven’t… [Continue Reading]

    Tropical Modernism – Geoffrey Bawa in Sri Lanka
  • Glorious Goodwood – A Perfect Country Retreat: Chichester, a fine Cathedral City in West Sussex is around 60 miles from London.  A few miles from the City Centre, set in the rolling hills of the South Downs, is Goodwood House and Hotel.  Most of us know Goodwood for sporting events; horse racing, golf and the… [Continue Reading]

    The Other Kind of Goodwood Revival

Restaurants

Cakes and Savories

Pont Street Restaurant – Eating Cake and a Whole Lot More

Marie Antoinette Afternoon Tea at Pont Street: I know Pont Street in Belgravia best for the austerely beautiful Scottish Church of St Columba.  At … [Read More...]

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Evolutione at Hotel Xenia – Guest Chef Series Launch

Sicilian Tasting Menu at Evolutione, Hotel Xenia, Kensington: London is full of boutique hotels, many with capable but not always exciting … [Read More...]

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Gaucho at Tower Bridge

A Meaty Affair at Gaucho: Famous for beef and wine, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the World.  There's a certain romance and passion … [Read More...]

Gilbert Scott Sweet Pastries

The Architectural Tea – Sir John Soane at the Gilbert Scott

Afternoon Tea at the Gilbert Scott, St Pancras: There are places in London that I've long intended to visit. One such is Sir John Soane's Museum, … [Read More...]

Recipes (including 5:2 Diet)

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Blogger cooking challenge – Spicy Roast Lamb

Roast Lamb with Spiced Chickpea: I was challenged to re-create a dish created by Davide de Croci, chef for Millennium's Bailey's Hotel using British … [Read More...]

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Cooking with Quorn – Meat Free Tarragon Chicken

One Pot Tarragon 'Meat-Free' Chicken: Quorn is a healthy substitute for meat.  In addition to preprepared replacements for a whole range of dishes … [Read More...]

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Soup Story – Low Calorie Creamy Leek Soup for #Jumpstart15

Low Calorie Creamy Leek Soup - experimenting with Raw Food: I should be doing the 5:2 Diet. I know I should be - I've put on a bit of weight and I've … [Read More...]

minestrone soup

Overdone it at Christmas and New Year?

Healthy Soups for the New Year: It’s the 1st of January; I had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and brought in the New Year with some style … [Read More...]

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Truffled Cream of Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup

A 5:2 Diet Staple and Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe: Some time ago I tried making cauliflower cream.  The idea is to create something that has all … [Read More...]

Events in London

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Exploring New Zealand Wines

Wines from Down Under - New Zealand Cellar Launch: While I think I have an idea about French wine regions and I'm gradually building my knowledge of … [Read More...]

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The Domino Effect – Cafe Royal

Michelin starred chef, Paco Roncero to launch ‘The Domino Effect’ at the Cafe Royal: In just a couple of days, the Club at Café Royal will be … [Read More...]

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Healthy Cooking and Eating at the Smart Cookery School

Fit for 2015 with the Smart Cookery School and LV= My waistline still hasn’t shrunk all the way back from the the Christmas and New Year party … [Read More...]

Axis - Dingley Dell Pork

Live at One – One Aldwych Screenings

The Crucible at One Aldwych - A Screening from the Old Vic: I had an inkling that the screening of The Crucible at One Aldwych might be something … [Read More...]

Featured Posts

Wine and Chocolate the perfect combination

Easter Wine and Chocolate Matching with Asda

Master of Wine Philippa Carr guides us through an evening of pairing wine with Easter treats: Easter is almost here I’m looking forward to roast … [Read More...]

Bonativo

Bonativo – From Farm to Front Door – Review

Home Delivery Farmers' Market - Bonativo: Like most people these days, much of my grocery shopping is sourced from supermarkets.  Despite the fact … [Read More...]

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The Milk Free Milk Chocolate Egg and More – Hotel Chocolat Easter

Hotel Chocolat Easter Fest: This must be the worst time of year to try and stick to a diet.  The shops are FULL of Easter goodies and even if you are … [Read More...]

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Easter 2015 – Lindt Chocolate Specials

The Golden Bunny Brings a Golden Egg: Lindt milk chocolate tastes of childhood to me.  Travelling across Europe before I was five years old, I can … [Read More...]

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It’s Official – I’m Running! #RaceforLife

Joining the Pink Army - Cancer Research Race for Life: Those of you who follow London-Unattached because of an interest in diet (I am still doing the … [Read More...]

Giveaways

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#Win Wine – Vote for your Favourite Steak!

Where's the best steak in town?   Those of you who read London-Unattached regularly will know I have a bit of a weakness for a good steak.  I've already voted for my favourite steak house.  Now it's your chance, and all you have to do is vote, follow  @graffignauk and tweet out the … [Read More...]

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#Win a Lomo’instant Black edition #Giveaway

Instant Prints of your Photos with a Lomo'instant Camera Taking photos can be frustrating.  Even if you have a top quality digital camera, once you've finished taking thirty or forty shots of your subject you have to go back, check out the results on a PC and then, assuming you have the right … [Read More...]

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#Giveaway and Discount – Country Living Spring Fair

Country Living Spring Fair Giveaway and Discount: Here's an event to help you get a bit of spring fever.  The Country Living Spring Fair  takes place from 18-22nd  March in the Business Design Centre, London.  What a great way to start the new season, you'll find lots of ideas for your home and … [Read More...]

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