Tag: Food

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Christmas closedown…

Out-of-office notification is on. Bags are backed. Travel booked. I'm officially on Christmas holidays and not a moment too soon. https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQA518jGbg/?taken-by=macpsych This time tomorrow, I'll at my parents' place in Scotland, busy eating them out of house and home, lying around on the couch and other soft furnishings and enjoying an open fire. It'll be ...

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HyperJapan 2016: cosplay and food galore!

We spent a few delightful hours at HyperJapan in London this afternoon. A flurry of cosplay, Japanese music, Japanese food, more cosplay and some more food. Pretty much like every visit to HyperJapan ever. Highlights for me were the delicious Takoyaki (octopus balls), despite almost burning my mouth off when trying to stuff them down ...

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A Sunny London Saturday

The sun was out in London today. That alone is worth celebrating and possibly writing down for future reference, when the cold, dark and very long Winter returns. So I was determined to make the most of it. We 'enjoyed' an incredibly awful brunch at Cafe Rouge in Canary Wharf (undercooked poached eggs and the ...

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Right foot, left foot…

So, I have a half-marathon to get ready for. The good news is that a) it's in October and b) it's my favourite one: The Royal Parks half-marathon here in London. I have to admit putting running on hold for months for no better reason than bad weather and a new habit of going to ...

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Making friends…

... At this evening's Hyper Japan in Wapping's Tobacco Dock. This was the 'Christmas' version and so was smaller than the summer spectacular they host in Olympia. But all the usual favourites were there tonight: excellent food, impressive cosplay, Japanese music and quite a few bemused parents guiding their Kawaii-obsessed daughters through the crowds.    I ...

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New Year’s Eve by the river

After reviewing everything I liked about 2014, I turned my attention to seeing out what was left of it in my own favourite way. Staying at home in the warmth, with good food and excellent company. So, @FrankDJS and I opted for dinner at home over trudging through London's streets and I cooked us a ...

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Hyper Japan! Hyper! Japan!

I spent this afternoon at my first 'Hyper Japan' expo in London. Mind. Literally. Blown. It was basically a hall full of all the things I love: cosplay, amazing Japanese food, more cosplay, karaoke, giant video game characters. And some cosplay. It's very hard to do it justice in a single blog post. It was ...

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Xmas laziness continues…

Today my main achievements (and I use the term loosely) have been: Getting out of bed - it was seriously comfortable in there, believe me. Making it over to Canary Wharf (8 minute walk) and surviving the sale in Banana Republic Spending most of the afternoon sitting down and eating Finishing off the last of ...