Restaurant Heaven: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Seven

Today was my best friend’s 50th birthday. It’s quite a challenge to find somewhere which is just right for lunch out on a Monday in London, especially when we had been advised to stay out of the centre of town for the Tour de France. [France, you say?] She plumped for Chicken Shop in Tooting, a great choice as it turned out, perfect for a Monday lunchtime. Finger licking good, for all the RIGHT reasons. She’s a foodie, my bessie mate. And I used to be. When I was an accountant I lucked into a niche where I looked after […]

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Caribbean Christmas 14: Our Pinel Island Paraside Revisited

What took us so long to go back to Paradise? I wanted time to acclimatise as being exposed in the sun all day on a beach can be a red hot experience. The drive is a hot and long one from here and the traffic is often quite bad It seemed easier to do other things closer to home. And then we gave up with the excuses and just went to Pinel Island, scene of our favourite experience last time we were here in St Martin.   We left home at 8.30 and were on the first boat to the island […]

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