Homeward Bound: The Fat Turk, Brentwood, Essex

Homeward Bound: The Fat Turk, Brentwood, Essex

My husband has a December birthday, which as you can imagine, means trying to organise a birthday dinner out can be a rather stressful occasion, especially as we normally have to make a late booking due to family being spread out across the country and we’re never sure who will actually be in town or … Continue reading

Eating Around: Lazybones Farringdon, Farringdon, London

Eating Around: Lazybones Farringdon, Farringdon, London

Entering competitions, especially if they happen to be on social media, can be a very hit and miss affair. There’s only so many posts you can like and share with the gleeful optimism of hopeful anticipation before you begin to take more seriously the fact that maybe Lady Luck just doesn’t have your back after … Continue reading

Eating Around: Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

Eating Around: Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

An after-work catch up dinner with friends who happen to work nearby is a sure-fire way to ensure that the working day whizzes by, especially if it happens to be a Friday. As I work off Oxford Street, and a pal of mine is based near Bond Street, we arranged a tete-a-tete dinner date in … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: The London Inn, St Neot, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: The London Inn, St Neot, Cornwall

When visiting my mother-in-law’s tiny rural village in Cornwall, it’s interesting to draw comparisons with my London-based lifestyle. For example, the concept of ‘your local’ is different in the village of St Neot. Unlike my base in Essex, where an abundance of pubs are pound a penny along the majority of hustling streets, The London … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Black Rock, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex

Holiday Munchies: Black Rock, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex

The evening before a half marathon is always slightly trickier when you are staying away from home, and therefore having to negotiate your carb loading with a menu that hasn’t been self-concocted in your kitchen to optimise your performance the following day. Knowing my body and my pre-event food preferences rather well by now, I … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: The Pantry, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Holiday Munchies: The Pantry, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Blitzing a cheeky weekend away with the other half, what could be better than breezing around a little seaside town? Clacton may be old-fashioned in terms of its rattling array of arcades and stripped back variety of amusements and rides along the pier; however it still has that classic British charm of longevity and persistence. … Continue reading