Food: My most complicated relationship

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“I can’t stop eating!” “I’ll eat as much as I want!” “Don’t call me fat!” “Too thin for TV!” “Nicole, anorexic again!” “Kim’s 65lb weight gain!” These are real headlines from recent issues of celebrity and lifestyle magazines. Confusing isn’t it? We’re bombarded with conflicting … [read more]

Aubaine Restaurant, Marylebone

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Why is Oxford Street such a popular shopping destination? Shopping for clothes with my better half on Monday, as a treat for his birthday (the haul, not the act of shopping itself) we headed straight for John Lewis and then hot-footed it out of Oxford … [read more]

Date Night at YumYum Thai Restaurant

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Last weekend we visited Yum Yum Thai Restaurant, an old haunt of ours in Stoke Newington, North London. It’s been months since we’ve booked a babysitter: in fact this one was booked so that we could visit friends, and when they cancelled we decided to … [read more]

Charlie’s restaurant review – Carluccios

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Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Carluccios, Muswell Hill, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and dad and my brother. I had pasta with pesto. My brother had the same. My … [read more]

Charlie’s restaurant review – Strada

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Here is another chapter in my son’s short lived career as a restaurant critic: Restaurant Review: Strada, South Bank, London, by Charlie, age 7 I went with my mum and my grandpa before we went to the theatre in the Christmas holidays. I had the … [read more]

A restaurant review with a difference

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Today, I bring you a guest blog – a restaurant review with a difference. This was written by a seven year old. Last year, my son decided he wanted to start a blog. Sadly he’s lost interest in it now, but in an attempt to … [read more]