Monthly Archives: July 2011

All things outstanding from the Travelling Gourmet in Marple

As referred to in an earlier post, Saturday 30th July was our evening to try the monthly feasts created by Richard Morris and his team (AKA The Travelling Gourmet) at All Things Nice Cafe and Deli in Marple. One of … Continue reading

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That was the week past that I found that ….

…I could not bring myself to comment on the maniac murderer in Norway. It is beyond belief. I cannot help feeling that the Devil is abroad a great deal just now; the nurse at Stepping Hill adding insulin randomly to … Continue reading

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Trundlers and the Cheshire set – the tribes of Tatton

We have a little “season” of events that we like to take part in each year now. However this year , due to other commitments, we cannot go to the excellent Ludlow Food and Drink Festival in early September and … Continue reading

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Getting hacked off now…

The phone hacking scandal. Are people getting bored now? It’s always the way – people like to talk about themselves. Journalists love their own war stories and the biggest news in town is now all about them. Earlier this week … Continue reading

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Dowd’s in Glossop – puts the Fine in Dining

Our weekend ventures seem to be getting a bit flat lately, so in an attempt to revitalise them we decide to try a tried and tested spot for dinner on Saturday night. We book a table at Dowd’s in Glossop … Continue reading

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Rebekah through the looking glass..

As the phone hacking scandal threatens to embroil ever more members of the fourth estate, the Metropolitan police and Westminster village, exposing more people’s lack of morals every day, the great unwashed lie in wait like patient hunters for the … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday

Due to this post, I am now on a pleasant treadmill. So it’s Happy Birthday to my younger son as he and Hannah simultaneously reach the milestone of 30 and enter their fourth decade. As well as their births,  1981 … Continue reading

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Mellor – a growing community

When we moved here around 6 years ago, one of the main reasons for the move was to live somewhere with a real sense of community.  Mellor has this in spades and there are many ways this manifests itself. It … Continue reading

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The Look of Leek is in my eyes..

A trip out to look for a piece of furniture and we choose Leek. Leek is not in Cheshire or Derbyshire  but Staffordshire with a real flavour of the midlands. Here there is a possibility of being called “Me duck” … Continue reading

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Red Chilli – not for the faint hearted

Over a week ago now but we recently enjoyed a Saturday afternoon and evening in Manchester. No point in driving when the reliable and inexpensive Marple train gets you into Piccadilly in 23 minutes saving certain blood pressure increases on … Continue reading

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