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Exploring Bordeaux-Style Wines in Stellenbosch South Africa

  With temperatures currently so low in the evenings, the only real substance (other than Anna’s amazing winter food) which I find warms me up is a great glass of red wine.  There is nothing quite like a South African Bordeaux-style red blend.

More Tips on How to Have a Great Vacation in the French countryside…

Before we jump into Tip # 11, refresh your last summer lessons- the Top Ten “How to have a Great Vacation in the French Countryside.” and then http://kitchen-at-c

Lucky Bastard Review: Part Porn and Part Amusing

    Synopsis: Lucky Bastard is a “found footage” thriller about a porn website that invites fans to have sex with porn stars.   Well to start things out, this

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Carers Week: Suzy’s story (part 2)

This week is Carers Week – a time to celebrate the contribution of the 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK. It is also the moment when several charities, including Age UK, come together to call for better support for … Continue reading &#

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Microadventures: Seeking Adventure in Your Daily Life

Alastair Humphreys was honored as one of our Adventurers of the Year. He has just published a book called Microadventures. As a young man, I was ambitious. I didn’t want to be rich or famous. But I wanted to go far. As far as I could go. So far, in fact, that when I climbed onto&#

Experts Weigh In: “Everest is Completely Out of Control”

“Everest is a shit show,” said Aaron Huey, a National Geographic photographer who is currently documenting the culture of Sherpa guides. Ten years or more ago, I mused, that pronouncement would have stirred up protestations, or at least murmurs. But this May, the Friday morning crowd, coffee mugs in hand, spilling well out the doorway&#

A denial of dignity

The European Court has ruled on a challenge brought by Elaine McDonald, a user of social care services in Kensington and Chelsea, regarding reductions to her care package which amounted to a denial of dignity. This ruling is the final … Continue

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Black Olive Tapenade

So, Tapenade, huh?First things first. It’s ‘tap-uh-naad’ not ‘tape-nade’ nor “tap-and-aid”. Please don’t ever call it tape-nade or tap-and-aid in public; especially in one of those upmarket delis where the staff feel compelled to correc