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COOL: Easter’s good innit?

April 25, 2014 by

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Now that we’ve all had a few days to adjust back to whatever  fresh hell we were drowning in before the world stood still for a bit last week, can we talk about Easter for a minute? I just spent 5 days in the English countryside with my future  in-laws celebrating the resurrection of our lord jesus christ, […]

COOL: First dates / UNCOOL: Michel Roux Jnr

March 20, 2014 by

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Last week a friend introduced me to First Dates… Why I wasn’t watching it before is a mystery. I think I heard about it and assumed it was scripted!? If there’s one thing that makes my chin twitch it’s actors playing awkward, nervous people looking for love. That’s what reality TV’s there for guys! And […]

COOL: Being spontaneous and not doing dry january because it’s dull

January 8, 2014 by


Oliver Davy on how to avoid the beginning of year slump … If you buy into the collective malaise, January is a miserable time of year. Everyone’s fat and poor and ugly and the Christmas holidays already seem like a distant memory. Adding salt to the wound is the guff washing over social media like […]

COOL: Young Beyonce eye rolls young Kelly R

January 3, 2014 by


  Finally. Proof we weren’t imagining it…

COOL: Masterchef is Michelin Star TV

November 22, 2013 by


Christ I love Masterchef. I just hope it never ends. Like I just hope Gregg doesn’t leave, but this latest series has seen less involvement from him. I just hope he hasn’t lost interest. How could he? Masterchef gets better ratings than the soaps! Plus, Monica is on better form than ever. I just hope […]

TONIGHT: The Great British Bake Off FINAL is happening.

October 22, 2013 by


It’s been a BRILLIANT series. The COOLEST yet. And Howard should never have left – but here we are, hours away from the final in which Ruby, Kimberley and Frances will wrestle naked for the title. If only! Perhaps not the most exciting trio – that would have been Frances, Howard and Toby. Remember Toby? […]

COOL: The best Electrician’s website (in the world?)

September 24, 2013 by


In your mind, picture a typical Electrician – and you could be forgiven for conjuring the image of a fairly standard person. An in-out kinda guy , professional , keeps himself to himself. An old valve radio expert with a basic website made through gritted teeth due to a penchant for the Yellow Pages. A guy who’d […]

COOL: Bouchon Fourchette , E8

July 25, 2013 by


What I’m about to tell you is embarrassing. However, from now, at least it’ll be easier, through the age old test of whether people will look me in the eye, to decipher who reads this blog and who doesn’t.  Basically – a month ago, I had a bad tum-tum after devouring almost 100% of the […]

COOL: Mr Buckley’s, E2

June 28, 2013 by


Lobster mac and cheese…. Sounds rutterz – but is it? Well, yes and no. I mean, if you’re not a fan of fishy tasting fish then you probably won’t climax over the signature dish at Mr Buckley’s. However, if you’re an omega 5 fiend like me – I think you’ll definitely appreciate the sentiment. And […]

UNCOOL: Homesickness (SPOILER: it’s totally curable)

June 6, 2013 by


This morning, as I read the BBC’s piece on footballer Jesus Navas and how he’s struggled for years with homesickness, I was transported back to a place I’d completely forgotten about. Perhaps, rather, locked away. Suddenly – I was 8 again. It was Monday morning at school. Emma, my best bud, was driven to distraction […]