Monthly Archive: September 2009

The Village: Poppy's Cakes

Posted on September 17, 2009

I’ve been dreaming of chocolate all week.

Not just any chocolate but a wonderful dark, bittersweet chocolate that is the magical ingredient of Poppy’s chocolate, plum and hazelnut cake. 

Liza, the owner of Poppy's Tea Room,.. >>> more

Supersized Wine

Posted on September 07, 2009

My niece commented recently that I drink “a lot”. She is 18, heavily into clubbing and not averse to downing a few drinks herself on a night out. So, coming from her, this seemed a bit of an indictment. Her remark worried me sufficiently to start.. >>> more

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This is your captain speaking

Posted on August 30, 2018

We were flying Ryanair from Stansted Airport. 



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