Monthly Archives: March 2011

Utopia, Birmingham / Cafe Rouge, Birmingham

Utopia Facade: It looks quite upmarket from the outside. Decor: A countryside theme (e.g. pictures of hounds and foxes) with a contemporary twist. Dress Code: Utopia is right in the middle of the business district so when we were there, we … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Bumper Edition!

The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha Brief Synopsis: A happy family are thrown into turmoil following the murder of 15-year-old, Shep. Unlikely friendships are forged, secrets are unearthed and lives are changed for good. Good Points: It’s gripping and so difficult to … Continue reading

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The Royal Oak, Long Whatton, Leics

Facade: A village pub made good; it stands on a corner – blink and you’ll miss it. The photo shows a couple of the hotel rooms situated on the car park. Decor: Cosy, clean, modern. A mish-mash selection of stiff-backed … Continue reading

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Yet Another Embarrassing Situation…

Have you ever been on your own on a bus? I was the other day and it was weird because it was the usually busy, 3:15 one and yet there was no on else on it except me and the … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

Brief Synopsis: This differs from the original text in that it is a teenage Alice who falls down the rabbit hole – the reason for the change will become apparent as the film goes on. You will however recognise all … Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery

As you are well aware, Mr P and I have been together for 5 and half years. I hate to admit it but passion does fade and you do grow out of those daily hour-long shagathons. This however should hopefully transform into a deeper, … Continue reading

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The White Horse, Quorn, Leics

Facade: The White Horse is a village pub, pretty, with the familiar green Everards sign above the door. The back patio is nicer with wicker chairs, heaters and large, sociable tables. Decor: This is an old pub done up so … Continue reading

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