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Grand weekend for a slam… by Phil Vickery

After the fireworks of last weekend we were treated this week to more – shall we say – ‘traditional’ Six Nations rugby. The rain in Dublin, which was truly awful, and pitch conditions in France would not have helped but Scotland aside we did not see an awful lot of running rugby. Not that I am complaining as to […]

An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

The Feast of the Seven Fishes or Festa dei sette pesci is the Italian tradition for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve and usually consists of many dishes of fried, grilled or steamed seafood and fish. Whilst – to some – seven dishes may sound excessive for the night before a substantial […]

Mary Greenwell

Scents of occasion

Fragrance, food, music, so many things can awaken our nostalgia and transport us back to a favourite holiday destination, party or a time in our life filled with endless possibility. I always find summertime particularly nostalgic, whether it’s the smell of an evening BBQ, a glass of Pimms or the sound of 1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins, […]

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