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Upton’s Naturals – Jackfruit

Jackfruit trees Left to its own devices, in ideal tropical growing conditions, a jackfruit tree can grow to a height of some 24m.  It also produces the largest tree fruit in the world, each jackfruit weighing in at an average of five kilos with many of them well over an astonishing 45kilos. Each tree is […]

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Magija Chocolate Dessert Bar

Whilst not liking dense, rich, dark chocolate cakes or desserts I have to confess to really enjoying an after supper chocolate – or two – preferably dark chocolate please. I also have fondness, following a week’s vacation a few years back, for the Baltic state of Lithuania. Magija means magic So, on hearing that there […]

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Northbank, London EC4

I had expected to get lost; London has changed so much since I last worked in the City – skyscrapers and smart buildings replacing familiar old faces. Close to the Millenium Bridge But I knew Paul’s Walk was south of St Paul’s cathedral on the Thames Path and very close to the Millenium Bridge. Partly […]

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The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea – JW Marriott Grosvenor House

Ironically the first ballet I ever saw, thanks to my Godmother, was The Nutcracker. As a special Christmas treat she had organised tickets for mother and me for a matinee performance of the ballet at the Royal Opera House, and it included tea and biscuits brought to us in our seats. The programme… Little did […]

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Niederegger Marzipan

I stopped making a Christmas cake several years back – just too sweet, but I did miss the marzipan topping. Marzipan is my idea of heaven – I love the texture, and the almond flavour – heaven indeed. I have been known to make my own – it’s easy enough. But then Niederegger marzipan came […]

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A Bustronomic taste of London

The instructions were precise. Please be at Coach Bay 40B on the Victoria Embankment 15 minutes before the departure time of 12.15. To allow contingency time for delayed trains, etc Clare and I agreed to get there well ahead of time. We were; and consequently were there in time to watch, as almost to the […]