House of Tides

Way aye, man! Howay, pet! Mi eyes, Duncan, mi eyyyyyes! Okay, enough of that. If you hadn’t already guessed I recently took a wee trip up to Newcastle… well actually, up to the beautiful Northumberland coastline on what I believe the cool kids are calling a “mini-moon”. After having married a couple of days earlier, […]

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Singh When You’re Winning.

So… last month I had my stag do. Cue late-night debauchery, promiscuity, handcuffs, etc. Well actually, no. (Not initially anyway.) Because my best man pulled out a right humdinger of a trump card: an evening in the company of bon viveur, raconteur, and all-round bloody nice bloke Tony Singh. Yep, that Tony Singh – he of The […]

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Arboreal

Last week I was invited along to a tasting of the new menu at Arboreal, the 2 Rosette restaurant at the Merewood Country House Hotel in Windermere. Arboreal is a new venture created last year when the kitchen team, led by chef Carl Semple, decided to split the existing restaurant into two separate entities: The Grill and Arboreal. […]

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Godzilla-bub

There’s a new coffee shop just opened in town. A great little place, just a few battered old Chesterfields, up-cycled wooden tables, and two walls fitted out with bookshelves stocked with any and every type of literature you can imagine. It’s coffee shop porn. Oh aye, and the coffee’s pretty sexy too. Browsing the other […]

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