Tied in Chains: The Independent Restaurants

Three years ago I wrote a blog about my guilty pleasures. It was really a photography blog about using built-in flash and I’ll probably edit and re-publish it one day soon. But when I listed my guilty pleasures I included a paragraph about my love of chain restaurants. I’m always going to have mixed feelings about that because even though there were good reasons why I like chains, I do actually have a much stronger affection and loyalty for independent restaurants. This has been highlighted for me recently by the sad closure of Bed Restaurant in Harrogate. The Closure of Bed Restaurant Bed Restaurant was opposite the conference centre in Harrogate and served a delicious range of world food. It was a relaxed and humorous place with amusing signage like…

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12 Generalisations About the French

12 Generalisations About the French

While we on holiday in France last year we made plenty of observations about French people and French culture. I disapprove of generalising or … View Post
How I sold my old car

How I sold my old car

  I love cars, I always have. I love the memories I have with mine, which made one day last month very hard as … View Post
8 Steps to Never Ironing Shirts

8 Steps to Never Ironing Shirts

So you want to do less ironing. Well, if you and I didn’t iron any clothes, what’s the worst that could happen? … View Post
Take A First French Holiday

Take A First French Holiday

We had a fabulous family holiday to France last summer. We took our car on the ferry and stayed on a campsite, in a … View Post