Jump on board


Good morning lovely people Sorry (well a little sorry) about last week’s blog.  I didn’t have time to apply and refine my usual [...]

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Mixed Messages


I read papers aligned with all political parties to try and find balance. I listen to the radio as much as I watch the news, I have my [...]

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We thought it’s all over, it isn’t now…


The circle of life of the kitchen garden usually mirrors hospitality. Dormant over the winter but triumphant when it comes back to life [...]

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Home sweet home…..


Good morning lovely people This week Covid finally hit home.   The lorry arrived like Clockwork. Nonna G’s furniture was swiftly  [...]

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The Scottish Cafe Dining Guidelines 2021


&&UPDATED JULY 2021** We’re delighted to confirm that we have been approved for the government’s hospitality accreditation [...]

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We can’t afford a divorce


Good morning lovely people 27 years ago tomorrow, 5.30am, Victor and I were sitting, starry eyed in Edinburgh Airport. (As I type, [...]

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Red card or just a menu and drinks list please


Good morning lovely people Who would have thought that 72 hours of super league turmoil could have resulted in the best fans’ win [...]

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Maybe an aspirin would work?


I write this weekly blog every Friday morning.  This was my interpretation before 6pm. My thoughts post 6pm are detailed at the end.    [...]

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Let the games commence


Dear lovely people We’ve been closed for 4 months.  On 16th March we were told the 26th April would be our reopen date, this week we [...]

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Happy Easter lovely people


Easter for many will make you think of chocolate, spring lamb (roasted with garlic and rosemary!), eggs or hot cross buns.  For some it [...]

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