Wine 2020 – WSET Level 2 in Wine, London

Saturday 18th and 25th January, 1st February 2020 – WSET Level 2 in Wine So as some people will know last year (2019) I turned 60 and a group of my friends clubbed together to pay for me to take at least one of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust wine courses, the WSET Level…

Food 2020 – Lino, London

Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – Lino, London It is quite possible that Lino, which only opened towards the end of 2018, may have crashed and burned in the Covid-19 lockdown of the City of London. If so, that would be a great pity. I went there with colleagues, one of whom was picking up the…

Food 2020 – The White Horse, Kings Sutton

Sunday 12th January, 2020 – The White Horse, Kings Sutton As it was my birthday, and I didn’t want to do any cooking (much as I enjoy it normally) we decided it would be good to head out for lunch somewhere not too far away. That meant I was looking at no more than 20…

Food 2019 – Lorne, London

Saturday, 5th October 2019 – Lorne, London In between two exhibitions we really needed to make sure we found some food. A quick online search in the vicinity of Buckingham Palace threw up Lorne Restaurant, which was well located and well reviewed by a critic I respect, the splendid Marina O’Loughlin, back when she was…

Travel 2019 – Alsace and Baden, Day 8, Colmar

Friday, 20th September 2019 – Colmar Friday was entirely dedicated to Colmar, and establishing beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful. A run for me first thing meant that I saw up close some of the Bartholdi monuments that I’d seen designs and models for the day before, and then…