The name of this blog might be “Her Outdoors”, but the continuing rain and strong winds make it very difficult to do anything other than get the gardening year started indoors
I feel part responsible for this – it was my fault for choosing such a diabolical restaurant, a fact my friend constantly reminds me of. I had a feeling it had the makings to be special, it looked old and welcoming, kind of medieval. I made a mistake, and boy did I pay for it.
Warming up in front of a fire, with ox cheeks braising slowly and parsnips roasting in the oven, a big glass of Chianti and a decent movie, that’s a good day right there.
This weekend’s agenda features a 30s style jazz speakeasy in Peckham and an evening of entertainment at a Boys’ school in Shoreditch (featuring the kind of school dinners you wished they served back in the day, we kid you not). Plus, there’s contemporary art, a festival of ancient culture and hip-hop manga magic at the Barbican, thanks to the amazing dancers that make up Boy Blue Entertainment. With a weekend like this, we think it’s safe to say there’s rarely a dull moment in this city.
We’re starting with an art crawl, as we pass through the Bloomsbury Festival, travel to Brixton for a new show on the British Black Panthers then head west to check out street art duo PipSqueak and their impressive solo exhibition.
Say cheese! We’re getting our pretty mugs shot by French artist JR, eating copious amounts of cake, enjoying the beautiful photography of Dayanita Singh and downing a cocktail or two as we’re reminded that while winter might be blowing in, the fab ways to work the weekend aren’t going anywhere for now.
We’re on a theatre, food and film mission this weekend as we head to Deptford for the new Soweto Kinch show, check-in to the Tricycle for NT: Live’s Othello and squeeze in free gelato, a Dalston Sunday lunch, drive-in cinema and maybe a trip to a festival in Elephant & Castle (if we can catch our breath, that is…)
We wrap up one of the busiest cultural months of the year with flicks (Raindance), food (Street Food Europe) and festivities (Clapton and Harvest festivals) for this weekend’s fun and games.
It is Autumn-time south of the equator, and whilst the majority of Argentinians are readying themselves for another Boreal winter, the small town of Las Lajitas is ramping up for its busiest time of year.
When I was first in talks about this job, I was surprised to hear we were planning to open on the weekend, and needless to say, astonished we were to be a 24 hour restaurant. I’m not going to lie, city job, cooking good food and weekends off were my initial thoughts, followed by ‘these guys are mental’ when I realised weekends and overnight were a reality.
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