Well, 2017 has been a weird old year, hasn’t it? I mean, it started out with good intentions - despite a questionable entry to New Year’s Day that involved about eighteen beers, a few very strong passion fruit martinis, waking up in a room I’d never seen before, vomiting continuously into an orange B&Q bucket, … Continue reading 2017 – What The Hell Was That?
Here we are at last - September. The kids are back at school, the longer nights are beginning to draw in, there is the tiniest hint of a chill in the air and I’m starting to crave various flavours of soup of an evening. I realise that we still have a few remnants of what … Continue reading Look at this happy kidney, and other Uncommon Goods
I don’t know anything about coffee. I know how to boil a kettle, and how to pour water into a cup, but I don't know anything about dialling in, roasting, cupping, Aeropress, V60s, Chemex, tasting notes or any of the technical jargon. In fact, I actually had to google “coffee language” to be able to … Continue reading 6 Things Dating A Barista Has Taught Me.
If you know me well, you’ll know that I have been known to describe myself as a writer. Cringe. There is of course one major issue with this claim – it’s very rare that I ever seem to write anything. Thus I find myself here – in an ambiently lit bar-slash-cafe in the middle of […]