Tag: Mstablishments

Visiting my mum

For those who follow her progress, I can report that my mum seems to be well and thriving in her home in India. Although I had to explain who I was the first time we went to see her yesterday, she’s recognised me each time...

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A tour of the Sula Winery

Nashik has become the home of Indian wine, and Sula is its most famous and high-end brand. It’s intrigued me since I first tasted a glass of unexpectedly bone dry Sula Sauvignon last year that it is produced so near to the...

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Ûbercool in Nashik

On the balcony It looked fizzy in the glass. Good nose but probably not something we’d choose to quaff.   I woke up in the middle of the night panicking about my singing diploma and its proximity in the middle of the...

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Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin

  A quick post, then, before I turn into a pumpkina. We spent this evening at one of my favourite places in the world, Ronnie Scott’s. There is nothing as invigorating as live music, for me, and being present at live...

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A night out on the South Bank

We all love the Skylon Restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall building. A buzzy bar at one end and a quieter restaurant at the other, one whole wall facing the Thames is taken up by huge picture windows offering a spectacular...

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My happy place

I was lucky enough to be given an annual membership to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as a Christmas present and we spent this lunchtime there watching and listening to the Craig Milverton Trio  fronted by Clarinet Maestros Ken...

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The one with all the shoes

  Grappling for inspiration for tonight’s post, what should appear on Twitter in a puff of internet magic but the following post from my friends at Upper Street? We did the interview ages ago but I had no idea it was...

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Simply fascinating

I hold up my hands. Guilty as charged. I’ve meaning to blog about this for ages but life events have just taken over. Last September, we went off to witness and celebrate the civil partnership of Neal and Craigh, who have been...

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I’ll need a handbag to match the shoes

This time next week, we shall be celebrating the wedding of my father in law, Brian, to his fiancée, Alison. Excitement has been building up for months in advance of this special occasion: wedding outfit consultation achieved...

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I Must Share This Bought This Sari For Princess

I must share this: Bought this sari for Princess MsDD for a high society occasion later in the year. We originally bought a gold blouse but Sister Suvarna and Smita, another one of the fabulous nurses, didn't think much of it. So last night Smita made this instead, taking the… [more]

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton.

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