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Destinations

Binary Botanical

Binary Botanical has been styled as a wine-lovers’ beer – but for us with its unique taste it falls between them both. Our congratulations to Danielle Bekker, head brewer and one of the co-founders of the Good Living Brew Company for this innovative new, sparkling, beverage. Whilst we certainly picked-up botanicals our palettes aren’t good […]

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Destinations

Towpath – Recipes and Stories

In the spring or summer when lockdown from Covid 19 or its variants is over and we can travel and met up with friends again you could well find us in London walking along the Regent’s canal in De Beauvoir Town, London N 1 in search of a canal side café/eaterie called Towpath. We love […]

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Taste-Wise

Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

‘Cherry ripe, cherry ripe – ripe I cry’ goes the old English song, though evidently it started off life as a poem written in the 17th century by Robert Herrick. And for many of us cherries are a favourite summer fruit – luscious ripe large black-red cherries often from Kent, or else the white cherries […]

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Blue Badge Tourist Guide Gift Voucher

Gift somebody a Blue Badge Tourist Guide Voucher this Christmas or for any other special anniversary or occasion. Entertaining and enlightening tours If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there are untold delights on our very own doorstep, just awaiting discovery. Whether planning a holiday somewhere new in the UK next year, or simply […]

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Europe

Tile painting and Royal Delft

We make no secret of the fact that we love visiting the Netherlands. And one of our most favourite cities is Delft – the city where Vermeer lived and painted and which also specialises in splendid blue and white tiles and pottery – Royal Delft. Delft is a charming city dating back to about 1075 […]

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Book Reviews

Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air

Did you realise that a quarter of our carbon emissions come from food? We didn’t, until we read Sarah Bridle’s thought-provoking book Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air®. Sarah, Professor Bridle, skilfully takes the reader through daily meals and snacks setting out their impact on climate change with the aid of impressive […]