Something For The Weekend in London: May 17-19, Arts

Something For The Weekend in London: May 17-19

Fela Kuti, Jewish food and The Great Gatsby are just some of the reasons why the rainy weather ahead ain’t keeping us in this weekend – so throw on the wellies and head out to tuck into this cultural smorgasbord of music, ballet, exhibitions, film – plus a curious late night at the Wellcome Collection that’s nothing to be “sniffed” at.

By | Arts | Friday, 17 May 2013 at 3:00 am

Something For The Weekend in London: April 26-28, Arts

Something For The Weekend in London: April 26-28

We’ve got a pretty broad spectrum of arty events for your delight this weekend, from the glossy Sundance festival at the O2 to an indie food & flicks night around the east side and an ingenious exhibition popping up in Camden

By | Arts | Friday, 26 April 2013 at 11:00 am

Dish of the day: The Cocktail Lovers, Dish of the Day

Dish of the day: The Cocktail Lovers

How difficult can it be to shake a cocktail? Surely all you have to do is jiggle it around a bit?

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 12:07 pm

Time for a new approach to alcohol, Health

Time for a new approach to alcohol

Ambulances were called and three drunk teenagers were brought to my care. One was so drunk we had to suction out the vomit from her mouth to stop her choking to death. Another girl wet herself and then proceeded to vomit on the floor and hurl abuse at the staff. The third was so unconscious we ended up having to take over their breathing and taking them for a CT scan of their head to check that they hadn’t had a head injury. Why on why does this happen so regularly?

By | Health, Notebook | Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 9:59 am

Beer: From homebrew to Henley, Notebook

Beer: From homebrew to Henley

Henley is a pretty unlikely spot for a revolution, but that’s Americans for you.This genteel Thameside town was once home to that archetypal real ale brewer Brakspear but the local drop is a bit different these days. For a start, it isn’t cask ale. Oh yeah, and it’s brewed by a [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 24 June 2011 at 8:39 am

The unofficial beer of the Olympics, Uncategorized

The unofficial beer of the Olympics

Not everyone is looking forward to the Olympics. Incredible to relate, but plenty of people think next year’s sporting bonanza will be something of a waste of money at a time when, as we’re constantly reminded, Britain is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.
There is a reason to be glad about 2012, though, even if [...]

By | | Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 10:49 am

Beer: The rise of the hop, Notebook

Beer: The rise of the hop

Plenty of people think it hopelessly pretentious to take any interest in the quality of what you drink. A friend was recently in a pub when he was accosted by a fellow punter whilst having a look to see what was on the handpumps. ‘What does it matter?’ he was asked. ‘It’s all beer, isn’t [...]

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 13 April 2011 at 10:18 am

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