Food & Drink

I Might Live in Winchester..One Day!?

Posted on July 23, 2012

The sunny weather arrived this weekend, just in time for the first Sunday of the season when Oakley didn't have cricket a cricket fixture, meaning my quest to beat my season high score of eleven not out goes on for another week and my chances of a maiden fifty have now become about as remote as an Elvis Presley comeback. It also appears that the much anticipated Azores high that has eventually brought warmer sunnier weather to our shores is only ...

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Zizzi Restaurant in Basingstoke

Posted on July 12, 2012

I was lucky enough to get taken to lunch in Basingstoke today with a friend/business associate who is doing some web work for one of  my clients, a treat that is quite rare when you work independently. We both had quite a busy afternoon so it was a quick lunch, we went to Zizzi, an Italian restaurant at what is known by locals as "the top of town" area of Basingstoke that is reasonably pleasant in comparison to Festival Place and its obligatory ...

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The Weekend That all Went Rather Quickly……

Posted on June 5, 2012

Well, that went rather quickly and whilst for many it was a total washout, the two outdoor activities I had planned  this weekend went, rather remarkably, without disruption. Who says the sun doesn't shine on the righteous? Firstly, I managed to play in a cricket match where it stayed dry until the close of play, a game where some wild flaying of the willow in attempt to push our score towards the target of 199 ended on season high score of ...

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Dad’s 80th…Vintage Stuff

Posted on April 1, 2012

My dad had his 80th birthday at Heath End Village hall last night and far from being a cup of tea and a few cakes, it turned out to a night of vintage Lethaby drama that would have had my late mother cursing from the heavens that she had missed out on this epic occasion on the 9th anniversary of her passing. I really did think that everything that could happen in this bonkers family of ours had happened, how naive could I be? The evening ...

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Fine Dining Whilst Drunk!

Posted on March 13, 2012

I have been getting merrily drunk on Friday evenings for the best part of 25 years, this is something I am neither proud or ashamed of if I am honest, it is the common action of the proletarian male at the end of a working week. During this time the venues for this behaviour have moderated from trawling night clubs in search of the last girl standing, to a stage where I am having semi coherent debates in country pubs about centre ground politics ...

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