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Marrakech… and the wonders of adventure

I believe the best holidays are based on experiences rather than sights and I can really see that. I’m probably a little odd but my own favourite moments have been the holidays where I’ve felt challenged and maybe seen something … Continue reading

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Easy Spielers

In some respects I envy the continental markets where you can find lots of varieties of the same fruit and vegetables. I love combining different colours and sizes of tomatoes into salads. In amongst the various greengrocer sections will occasionally … Continue reading

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The restaurant pet hates of Mr Tolerant

I think I’m a fairly tolerant person (although I can hear Mrs Miller sniggering as she reads this over my shoulder). I accept people make mistakes and that there is a matter of preference which can make me dislike perfectly … Continue reading

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On Remembrance Sunday – fond thoughts of Gunner Billy Miller

I’ve been researching my family tree for almost a decade now. I’ve tracked the family back in Yorkshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to the 18th century. Its not generally a tale of glamour – just good honest folk (in the main) … Continue reading

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Kitchen Road Test Part 2: The bits which didn’t quite work out

In Part One I talked about the success stories of our kitchen now that we have had a few years to test it. As promised I’m now going to share the bits which didn’t pan out how we intended. We … Continue reading

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Kitchen Road Test Part 1: The good bits

A few years back we had a new kitchen as part of a new extension. We removed a wall separating the dining room and added a single storey extension which added around ten feet along the side of the house. … Continue reading

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Street cafe people-watching

We’ve come a long way in Britain to appreciate the street cafe scene. When I was young no-one would be seen outside eating unless they were having a picnic. Eating in the street was viewed as slovenly, the climate deterred … Continue reading

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Kenilworth Free Range – meat on our doorstep

I believe that food is important. The decisions we make about where we get food from and which food we buy really matters. Personally I don’t understand why anyone would buy meat, fruit and vegetables from supermarkets. It is an … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sunday (lack of) Service – two contrasting experiences

We had family visiting from Australia and so we planned a family gathering, only ten of us, at a local gastropub. We arrived at our allotted time for our Sunday lunch and we were shown to a nice quiet corner of … Continue reading

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Munich Part II – a feast for the eyes, lots more pig, and dodgy journalism

A couple of weeks ago I shared the beer festival experience in Bavaria. Man cannot live on beer alone (no matter how hard he tries) and we spent the rest of our visit to Munich trying some of the other … Continue reading

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