It was wet, cold and dark and we’d decamped from the noisy Thomas Cubitt on Elisabeth Street to find some food. ¬†Briefly stopping in the rain to chat to the athlete Jonathan Edwards, we hurried into The Ebury Restaurant and Wine Bar. This is the original, and best, of wine bars and my group of […]

I’ve never liked booking restaurants weeks ahead, and appreciate good food in informal surroundings. Recently we were looking for somewhere dog friendly to go and drink a glass of bubbly to celebrate our elder son’s last day at college. We plumped for The Fox and Grapes; nestled in a corner of Wimbledon Common, on the […]

“I’d like to do something different this weekend,” George announced. It seems that he was bored with taking the dog out for a tramp in country. I had just been conducting a twitter chat with Jon Spiteri – he of front of house Quo Vadis fame. Apparently they had gull’s eggs on the menu. Oh, […]

These are the photographs from my “homework” following the excellent Photography for Business Course I did with¬†http://www.vickiknights.co.uk This was an intensive four hour course and Vicki set us a challenge to produce three photographs within two weeks, which she would critique. I have to say that it is not easy taking good photographs and as […]

One of the joys of being self employed is that you are often out and about whilst the rest of the world is at work. The downside is, of course, that when everyone else is either out enjoying themselves or on their way to bed, you are working. However I really value my morning walks […]

This years show at Olympia was a corker, showcasing many great new products. Some companies had just launched that day at the show. There were numerous oil companies, lots of chocolate businesses and an awful lot of Iberica ham being carved for tasting. Thank goodness I hadn’t had lunch as we munched away around the […]