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New Prime Minister : Job Advert

July 5, 2024

Good morning lovely people  That felt like the longest six weeks of our lives. The days seemed to go on and on.  The journalists commentating […]

Who crossed the road first, the chicken or the egg?

June 20, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Where has the summer gone? Thank goodness for the sunshine we’re getting from Italy via our Italian produce as it’s been […]

Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

Time for some fun

January 24, 2022

Good morning lovely people I’d like to dedicate this blog to those who have suffered indirectly due to the effects of Covid, not to the […]

The last week of 2021 I had Covid-itis

January 10, 2022

Dear lovely people The last week of 2021 I had Covid-itis. It’s a new strain that’s been identified by myself and like minded crazy people […]

Cold turkey isn’t to everyone’s taste

December 26, 2021

I hope you’ve all eaten lots, drunk enough and laughed more than usual. We’re looking forward to our Boxing Day cold turkey sandwiches. We love […]

You’re all invited to our party

December 13, 2021

Good morning lovely people Clearly I was too happy last blog. I was getting away with myself. Victor and I even had a date night, […]

We’re smiling

November 29, 2021

Good morning lovely people, Regardless of all the stuff that’s thrown at us, life is good and we need to celebrate even the little things […]

Merry men (and some merry women)

November 15, 2021

The only word I had for the opening pomp of COP26 was hypocrisy.I’ll add my vote to the 76% Good Morning Britain poll who had […]

More cake…

November 1, 2021

Good morninglovely people Let them eat cake. Marie Antoinette’s most famous phrase. The other was “I wasn’t expecting that” as the basket shook when her […]

Warning: If you love Boris, this is not for you

October 18, 2021

Good morninglovely people Some people just don’t get it. Let’s agree that we can’t always agree. We may see a different perspective but acknowledgement is […]

What on earth is going on?

October 4, 2021

My 15yo came out with “What on earth is going on?” She was referring to eruptions in Las Palma and earthquakes in Australia. Then her […]

United we stand……..

September 14, 2021

To our dear hospitality colleagues The last 18 months have been an unimaginable nightmare. We’ve been forced to close, trade restricted and now we find […]

Team Hospitality Offer

September 14, 2021

National Hospitality Day and National Family Business Day! The 18th September is National Hospitality Day and the 23rd September is National Family Business Day! So […]

When I said you were escaping my weekly blogs I really “hoped” we would be moving towards a normal

September 6, 2021

Normal really feels like a lifetime ago. Is it just us or do you feel the same? When I said you were escaping my weekly […]

New Prime Minister : Job Advert

July 5, 2024

Good morning lovely people  That felt like the longest six weeks of our lives. The days seemed to go on and on.  The journalists commentating […]

Who crossed the road first, the chicken or the egg?

June 20, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Where has the summer gone? Thank goodness for the sunshine we’re getting from Italy via our Italian produce as it’s been […]

Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]