What’s the point of Halloween? No really, do you know? Actually, the story is fascinating. In the old days it was as much to do with Harvest than Horror. Yes, for the Celts it was a celebration of the end of the summer: a day before 1st November, which marked the beginning of winter (they [...]
I, kind of, have and have not read the reviews. I saw the ratings it received in the Sunday Times (good) and the FT (not too good), but I did not read the critique in detail. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to see it last night, although a friend who [...]
Ed Baines, that is – a charismatic TV celebrity chef, who happened to be running a live demo cooking class at one of the BMW dealers.
Making little sense? Let me explain. I got an invite through the post that said I could look at some cars while sipping some wine, having my nails manicured and [...]
I love this time of the year. Although the summer is firmly on its way out and the days are getting shorter, the celebration of harvest is in full swing. Firstly, there is plenty of ripe and juicy fruit around. My particular favourite are figs but the season for these wonderfully deep purple, luscious fruit [...]