Where to eat lunch in Oval/Kennington, London

Where to eat lunch in Oval/Kennington, London

Spending a few weeks working on a really interesting in-house client project recently, I swore to myself that I would explore their office area properly, instead of just sitting at my desk during lunchtimes aimlessly scrolling through the internet. Exploring the Oval and Kennington area was a lovely change from my own office walls – and made choosing a lunch spot rather a lot more fun. There is a real community vibe to the area around… View Post

A day at Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

A day at Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

Isn’t it funny how sometimes time crawls to a stop, a pace worthy of a teenage snail having to do chores, but at other times it gallops faster than a Grand National winner crossing the finish line? Case in point: when we found out that Polly was coming home for Christmas from Qatar, it seemed to take forever for those months to crawl past, and yet the half dozen or so hours that we spent chatting… View Post

A Birthday Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the …

A Birthday Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park REVIEW

Food history and the inherent psychology has always intrigued me. Why do we reach for certain flavours when we’re happy, and avoid foods that have bad memories attached, thereby creating our own personal history maps? As a child I can clearly remember the alluring smell of my Dad bringing home fish and chips on dull afternoons (don’t judge me ok?) and the taste of my Aunt’s Jaffa Slice always conjures Summertime Christmases – to the… View Post