Happy Pancake day

It’s a bliss being able to combine early morning exercise with early morning cooking as a working professional. How superior it feels to juggle domestic chores with fitness. At least, that’s what I’m presuming as I haven’t mastered the skill yet.

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It’s a bling thing

What is a bling thing you might ask? Watches, jewellery, sprinkles on a cupcake? No, actually Berkeley Street. And in particular Novikov, run by Arkady Novikov who heads up 50 restaurants in Moscow (talk about monopoly!). The concept here – and there’s always a concept when it comes to Mayfair – is 2 restaurants, one Asian and one Italian, each covering vast spaces that no one would think could be filled in such austere times as these.

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Bath time baby

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

Jane Austen wrote some memorable quotes but she most definitely didn’t contribute to the statement below. One would understand however, how a Bath establishment would do anything to associate themselves with her. Last week, I was in Bath for work but obviously had to seek out the Jane Austen Centre. To me, Jane Austen is Bath.

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My kind of Valentine

It’s a good thing you can’t see how I look right now, because I’m sitting with a smug grin on my face, thinking about last night’s Valentine’s dinner. The 14th of Feb has never been a day of romance for me, I got the odd card when I was younger (and the odd rose), but as an adult the day hasn’t caused much of a stir.

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