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Food, Glorious Food

Book Review: The Gastronomical Me, by M F K Fisher This was a random selection from the work book sale; I had never heard of Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher before. First published in 1943, this is generically though not strictly … Continue reading

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En Saga

After looking through the guidebooks, we decided we couldn’t fit all three Baltic states into a single holiday, so we opted for a trip to Rīga and Tallin. The logistics were straightforward but not trivial, and we ended up with … Continue reading

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Best of 2017

So, farewell then, 2017. Better than 2016, but that is setting the bar a bit low. The best of the year for me: Fiction – The Art of Noise, by Julian Barnes Non-Fiction – Kind of Blue, by Ken Clarke … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

Book Review: The Course of History – Ten meals that changed the world, by Struan Stevenson and Tony Singh The pre-Christmas work book sale is always likely to have its share of blockbusters, bestsellers, and erudite tomes, but also a … Continue reading

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The New Choir

It wasn’t ideal to have consecutive weekends with trips out to concerts, but that’s how it turned out. We had complimentary tickets to The New Choir‘s concert in Oxford, as R had supplied photography for the concert posters and programme. … Continue reading

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O vos insipientes mortales

I headed in to London yesterday afternoon to meet up with R, who had been to the Scythian exhibition at the British Museum. Prior to the concert we had a meal at Erebuni – a Russian/Armenian/Georgian restaurant near Barbican. I … Continue reading

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Terroir

Book Review: The Apple Orchard – The Story Of Our Most English Fruit, by Pete Brown I picked this up almost a year ago in the work book sale. The apple tree here (most likely a Bramley) fruits heavily every … Continue reading

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