February – what to eat this month

February is the month when the chill really sets in for me. November is never really that cold, December is kept warm by a continual blanket of rich food and celebratory drinks, January I haven’t really woken up… By the time February gets here I’m sick of the long, dark days and the all-pervasive damp…

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Taking time to brunch

Brunch – it’s one of those words I’ve grown to hate. Not quite, breakfast, not quite lunch, ooh let’s skip down to the Northern Quarter and spend our house deposits on avo on toast. It’s not that I don’t do brunch. It’s become a necessity when seeing friends who’ve procreated. It takes the pressure off…

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Dining Alone

I’ve never dined alone before – this statement doesn’t count the hours I while away in coffee shops, the sushi I grab for my lunch or the food eaten al desko – to qualify, this statement relates solely to evening restaurant dining; table for one, ALONE. And something I experienced first hand last night. Don’t wheel out the violins…

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Tebay Services – M6 – Cumbria

Zipping about in their fancy cars, discovering new parts of the country and enjoying themselves along the way was a dream our forefathers held close to their hearts. The architecture of service stations such as Forton on the M6 is testament to this with its tower restaurant and futuristic space ship design. Forton Services – with…

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