We've all got that one friend who's impossible to buy for. Whether it's a birthday, Christmas, or random celebration... there's literally nothing out there for them. You search high and low, visit every conceivable shop and website, tear your hair out in despair. Still nothing. Sometimes, I wonder... why can't all celebrations come with a gift list? … Continue reading Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co., London
The Southsea food and drink scene is happily expanding at a rate of knots. We've got a great selection of pubs, bars, restaurants... and everything in between. Fancy a gourmet burger? No problem. Authentic Japanese sushi? You got it. Turkish kebabs? No sweat. More craft beers in colourful cans than you can shake a stick … Continue reading The Crafty Hotdog Company, Southsea
I've already talked about how some people spend their weekends doing sensible things. You know, like visiting garden centres or doing DIY. Or, brace yourself, going to the... gym! Instead, we merrily continue on our mission to find and sample the delights of every dog-friendly pub in Southsea. Over the weekend, it was Wine Vaults' turn. … Continue reading Wine Vaults, Southsea
The weekend. The perfect time time for catching up on sleep, eating well and relaxing. In other words, being lazy, greedy and indulgent! Usually, these two revered days begin with a failed lie in. It's pretty tough to sleep when Pip wakes up at 7 a.m., decides he wants a snuggle, lies horizontally across the bed, steals … Continue reading Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs [Recipe]
Some people are great in the morning. They're energetic, enthusiastic... awake! I am not. I love sleep. My inability to get up early is obviously the reason for my track record of unsuccessful dieting. If only I could spring out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, throw on some freshly laundered and laid out … Continue reading Quick and Easy Smashed Avocado on Toast [Recipe]
Some people spend their Sundays partaking in wholesome activities. Picnics, country walks, and such. Not us. We search for a dog-friendly pub and have a few beers/wines/ciders/gins (usually accompanied by some food, possibly a meat raffle, sometimes a quiz). And we ignore the fact we have to work on Monday. We're pretty lucky in Southsea, as … Continue reading Meat and Barrel, Southsea
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