I’m throwing my toys out of the pram this week


Good morning lovely people I’m throwing my toys out of the pram this week,  actually we’ve been thrown out the pram, fall guy [...]

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We invite you to enjoy Contini venues this summer


Hello, What a year it has been. Our industry has been hit hard but we are delighted to still be here feeling positive and energised for [...]

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What will next year be like


This time last year we were still in Lockdown 1 and the prospect of the 15th July opening was filled with a sense of relief that this [...]

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Noted, shorter updates


Last week felt like the Glasgow Fair. (With Glasgow in Level 3, it was no surprise. I don’t understand the logic!). Growing up in a [...]

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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 AUG 2021** It’s very positive news for everyone that we have reached “Beyond Zero” and life is returning to normal. Covid is [...]

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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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