Fitness 2018 – Blenheim 7k, Blenheim Palace

Sunday, 29th April 2018 – Blenheim 7k, Blenheim Palace Having not run any sort of race since the Silverstone 10K two years ago, the Blenheim 7K seemed like a conveniently sensible distance in a conveniently close location, it being only 40 minutes or so away by road. So I figured what the hell, I’d go…

Food 2018 – Recipes (Onion Fritters, Chinese Braised Red Cabbage)

Monday, 16th April 2018 – Recipes (Onion Fritters, Chinese Braised Red Cabbage) A glut of onions starting to shoot meant I tried the first recipe at the weekend. It worked a treat! It’s apparently from the wonderful Madhur Jaffrey’s book, Curry Easy Vegetarian. Additionally, with a red cabbage lying around reproachfully in the vegetable rack,…

Food 2018 – Hibiscus, Northampton

Friday, 13th April 2018 – Hibiscus, Northampton And so, knowing we would be out at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse later in the evening, we decided we’d have a second shot at Hibiscus, the fine dining restaurant (their words, not mine, but it is justifiable) tucked away inside the building. We’d booked in early with intent…

Food 2018 – Recipes (Venison Shanks)

Wednesday, 11th April 2018 – Recipes (Venison Shank Casserole) Venison Shank Casserole This is wonderful, brilliantly dense and rich and makes a superb dinner option on a miserable winter day. I recommend tweaking the recipe somewhat. We got 6 portions out of it by cooking just two shanks in the amount of wine and port…

Food 2018 – Le Cigalon, London

Monday, 9th April 2018 – Le Cigalon, London Le Cigalon sent me an email inviting me to test drive their new 5 course menu for £29.50 a head (it’s normally £36.50 for 3 courses), which for central London is a massive bargain. Having discussed catching up over dinner with our friend Janice I asked her…

Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist takes first F3 victory in Rd1

Lundqvist dedicates win to late Double R engineer JJ Wilson Swedish motor racing star Linus Lundqvist made a dream start to the 2018 BRDC British Formula 3 Championship season for Double R Racing at Oulton Park over the Easter weekend, with a fantastic victory during the opening race of the campaign – ending the event…

Food 2018 – Tamagogani

Wednesday, 4th April 2008 – Tamagogani (Dried Soft Shell Crabs) I’m a pretty adventurous eater as many of you will have gathered by now. A colleague and I just fell into conversation by the coffee machine and he has just recently returned from Japan. He asked me if I’d tried Japanese soft shell crabs and…