Chocolat Chocolat review just in time for #ChocolateWeek

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Custom made chocolate bars from Chocolat Chocolat. Guest review by Sarah James: I have to admit to being a bit of a chocolate snob, whilst not an expert in any sense, I really dislike a lot of mass produced chocolate.  Some just tastes synthetic, some is far too sweet, and some seems to lack the […]

The End of Summer Warrants a Chocolate Treat

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Review of La Maison du Chocolat Bouchées Guest feature by Sarah James: Autumn seems to have come early this year with the coldest August since 1993.   I like autumn (just not when it starts in August!);  I like the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, foraging for blackberries, wearing boots!  But as the season changes there […]

About London – Berwick Street Soho Part II

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Market, Material and Music at Berwick Street: I started working in central London in the early 1970s.  At that time, with an office in Lisle Street, Berwick Street was on my doorstep.  Working for a restaurant group I soon learnt that a visit to the market was part of the daily routine for many of […]

Staycationing in Wimbledon – Cannizaro House

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Cannizaro House – No Wombles but Plenty of Rabbits in Wimbledon: I’ve developed something of a taste for a London staycation.  For a start, there’s no worry about flights, passports or lost luggage.  Secondly, when you arrive you know your phone will work and you won’t get hit with an unexpected bill.  And finally there […]

My Night with Reg – Preview


My Night with Reg – Donmar Warehouse: Previewing from the end of July, My Night with Reg will  inevitably be seen as a poignant testament to its playwright Kevin Elyot. who died aged 62 on June 7th this year. On its premiere, My Night With Reg defined a moment in the lives of gay men […]

From London to Devon – it’s all covered in new bingo lingo videos!

Costa Bingo are celebrating their love for British landscapes in a new and exciting way this summer with an innovative campaign of theirs using videos to document all 90 bingo calls. Often focusing on traditional British landscapes, you’ll find everywhere from London to Devon covered by the clips which set out to educate the masses […]

Travel Tips for Guys, Packing Like a Pro

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Travel Tips for Guys, Packing Like a Pro Holiday packing for guys is easy, right? Well I’m a girl, so I’d say yes it is, compared to the trauma I have to go through, however when I put this to my male friends they tell me that the main problem they have is remembering what […]

Jessops Academy Mastering Your Camera

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Jessops Photography Course: As a blogger and reporter I know how important good photographs can be in making a story interesting and exciting to the reader. But even with the best equipment, most of us are self-taught, and always feel we could do more if we knew how to use all the features hidden in […]

Vektra Vacuum Electric #Eco Kettle

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Vektra Eco Kettle Review: Working from home, I always drink a lot of coffee, and making the trip to the kitchen to boil the kettle and pour the water into a mug acts as a regular break. So when my old kettle stopped working I  was delighted to be offered the opportunity to try on […]

Advertising Feature – Dressing to Travel with Zalando

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A Capsule Wardrobe Fit for Anywhere from Zalando: I’ve got a few rather wonderful trips coming up and I’m starting to think about the clothes I might need and I’ve been browsing on-line sites like Zalando, Net-a-Porter and Matches.  While I’m no Fashionista, I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, one where every piece […]

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