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Hope 2015

Tonight, given it was Halloween and we’d rather not be in for the awful little visitors that roam the street looking for rotten teeth, we decided to have our annual Hope and Gratitude dinner. Of course we have a lot … Continue reading

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Chez Gaz closed for the night

As a sort of a treat, we decided to dine at Brasserie Gerard tonight. Mirinda forced me to have bomb Alaska (it has to be had by two) but otherwise the meal was lovely. The best steak tartare for entree … Continue reading

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Fresh from Oz

A number of weeks ago, I had an unexpected mail from Karen. She was coming to Europe for a conference about museums…actually, the conference is in Istanbul but she’s coming to Europe as well. She had to firm up dates … Continue reading

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Outstanding espresso

We went to dinner at Bel & the Dragon tonight. We realised we’d not been out for ages and wanted to go to the Duke of Cumberland but discovered it was fully booked tonight. Bel & the Dragon isn’t second … Continue reading

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Quiche?

Roger de Bussy-Rabutin was a bit of a Jack-the-Lad type of chap. His pen had a satirical ink running through it, and managed to land him in trouble a few times through his life at court. In fact, he wound … Continue reading

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Continuing Birthday

The weather was very kind today. The almost continuous rain decided to have a day off. So, following a two hour Skype with Bob and Fiona, Mirinda declared we should go to Hankley. One of the things we love about … Continue reading

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Guests for lunch

The pastry for the turnovers was too thin and the almond honey crust on the chicken was burnt. However, the creme brulee was, to quote Amanda, the best she’d ever had. I was very stressed first thing so, when Mirinda … Continue reading

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From Orange

Work this week was very similar to last week; only the names had changed. Rather than the shipbuilding firm of Dennys, I was researching and cleaning up the Doxford records. Like Denny’s, there’s a lot of name changing, growth and … Continue reading

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Doctor Fish

Schönbrunne was the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Marie Antoinette was born there before being shipped off to Paris to have her head cut off. Sisi spent quite a lot of time at Schönbrunne as well, making herself beautiful and … Continue reading

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Am without the Dram

It’s been a very long time since we’ve seen anything truly awful at the theatre. We made up for it tonight. I guess dinner should have rung loud bells of warning. When I rang to book, the person who answered … Continue reading

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