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 DECEMBER 2021** All Venues Dining Guidelines DECEMBER 2021 Covid is still with us so as a restaurant business we plan to [...]

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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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Contini Dining Guidelines April 2021


**UPDATED DEC 2021** All Venues Dining Guidelines DECEMBER 2021 Covid is still with us so as a restaurant business we plan to continue [...]

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