Food & Drink


A Cheeky BLT and a Sausage Shocker!

Posted on October 17, 2013

Facebook posts and links from my friends are often about nostalgia, a Great British fascination recalling the golden days of Commodore computers, Rubik's cubes, footballers with perms and Sam Fox's breasts.  So imagine the diversity in my delight when today, I did the exact opposite by experiencing what it is like going forward thirty years rather than back. I did this with my fiancée, Justine, by visiting Poppies, a tea room/cafe in Ringwoo...

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A Weekend in the Midlands!

Posted on October 7, 2013

Maybe it is because I am soon to be moving nearer to coast that made me have the sudden desire to travel in the other direction and go to the Midlands for the weekend. And a wise choice it was eventually to be. The trip actually came about from an aborted trip to London after my fiancée and I realised that the 'National Wedding Show' was at the NEC in Birmingham and not Earls Court. As with the case with most blokes, my enthusiasm towards ...

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The Rise of the Gourmet Burger

Posted on September 23, 2013

Because I am essentially a salesman, I am always on the periphery of the marketing profession and those within it. Marketing people are generally held in higher regard than sales people but just like any other business or trade some of them are useless whilst others are remarkably creative with utilising words to make an otherwise bland product seem incredibly exciting. One of my favourite examples of marketing creativity was an advert for a ...

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A Trip to Morrison’s

Posted on May 24, 2013

This lunchtime, with what many would regard as an inexplicable disregard for the elasticity towards the boundaries of perceived conformity, I decided after a great deal thought, that I would do my weekend shopping in Morrison's rather than my obligatory trip to aisles of Sainsbury's that I have grown to know and love. "Why on earth did come to make such a ludicrous decision?" I hear you all cry. Well you see, Morrison’s have an air hose ...

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Oakley Cricket Club-Blatant Advertisement

Posted on April 14, 2013

Since taking undertaking the role of Chairman at Oakley Cricket Club late last year, it has been a semi-realistic aim to create the club into a community facility that will encourage new members and support from the local public. It has to be said that this plan has been, to say the least, an ambitious one and in the words of John Lennon, "Some say I am a dreamer." However, I am fortunate enough not to be the only one and with the dedicated ...

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