Tag: Starbucks

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Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

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Sleepless in Sitges…

I'm back in Barcelona for business today, but spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Sitges, just a little down the coast. What started with a lovely walk by the seafront, followed by some delicious tapas at L'Avinyet, ended with me kept awake half the night due to noisy neighbours in the hotel. It was one ...

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A lovely Brompton ride for two

We took our Bromptons out for a quick spin yesterday afternoon. Only from Canary Wharf to St. Katherine Docks, but it was great to get outside (in advance of an evening in front of the TV) and enjoy a brief sunny interlude while enjoying a drink at Starbucks. The only challenge? Dealing with the cobblestones ...

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Japan: Day one

So, as predicted, I was absolutely wrecked by the time we got on our flight from Tokyo to Osaka. Despite the energy drinks consumed in the JAL lounge, I fell asleep on the plane almost as soon as we took off. Then woke up feeling like I'd had a one-hour Vulcan neck pinch. I must ...

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Exasperated Apple Pay face

Well, it finally happened. After yesterday's enthusiasm about using my Apple Watch to pay for stuff (i.e. cake), I went to use Passbook on my watch this morning to buy breakfast at Starbucks. I was all set: Passbook app and correct card on screen. I leant forward towards the scanner and...nothing happened. Cue passive-aggressive sigh ...

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Huel: one week in

I've been trying out a new meal replacements / space-age food / meal in a bag product called Huel ("human fuel", geddit?). It's a little like Soylent, the food replacement powder that was all over the news last year. I'd been very interested to read about it and wondered if I'd ever try it if it ...

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iPhone anticipation

This is a familiar tale. A very familiar tale to anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog for more than a year. A new iPhone was due to be launched (two, in fact!) and as a result (no free will here, folks!) I expended a serious amount of concentration staying up into ...

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A Sunday Brompton Meander

Today’s weather was perfect for it, so we headed out for a brief cycle around the Isle of Dogs. I on my shiny new M3L Brompton and @FrankDJS on a Boris Bike. It’s still taking me a stupid amount of time to get the thing folded and unfolded, but I’m definitely faster than on day one. And I’ve ...

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Can I help you?

I've recently come to dread it. Walking into the reception of an office building, I mean. Because between me and my ultimate goal - usually a meeting of some description - lies the receptionist. And lately, I've noticed how they seem to provide anything but a reception for visitors. Based on my experiences, I've divided ...