- Created: 14 February 2017 14 February 2017
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Eating out on St Valentine's Day is cheesy (we all know that), so many of us choose to discuss this sensibly with our partners and agree to go out on another night close to the 14th. The palpable shudder of relief in being spared the grimness of other couples celebrating this valiant and noble saint's day, is also sometimes accompanied by a pang of missing out. Even if the man doesn't feel it, he ought to admit that it is worth hedging against.
- Created: 10 February 2017 10 February 2017
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It’s the climb up White Hill that gets the sweat breaking out on my brow. It is a little steeper than Box Hill but perhaps it’s just that it’s an hour and a half into the walk. Either way, from White Hill, it’s a comfortable stretch to Mickleham and a pub lunch at the Running Horses.
- Created: 08 February 2017 08 February 2017
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InDulwich couldn’t find an opener, so Nick used his trusty hammer to open the first bottle. The denizens of the old stable block-come-office space were gathered round expectantly. The 33cl bottle of Gosnells London Mead was split between the six of us, enough for a good sniff and glug. Lined up before us was the rest of a selection six pack. Here’s how the tasting went.
- Created: 05 February 2017 05 February 2017
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Natalia Baloghova tests Optiat’s "Pick me up coffee scrub - Lemongrass lifter” and concludes that this natural and ethical scrub goes beyond what it says on the tube!
Coming back from my gym and pilates class last weekend, I got that afternoon down feeling. It was a gloomy, late January afternoon with a dark soporific sky peering through the window. I found it hard to get going for the rest of the day. Well if anything, this was the day to give the new Optiat coffee scrub a go!
- Created: 03 February 2017 03 February 2017
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Sea water, burnt honey, hibiscus and tarragon are tools of the trade for the experimental labs of Gosnells mead brewery. Tom Gosnell confesses to lots of failures along the way but perseveres until they have the mix right.
- Created: 20 January 2017 20 January 2017
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I would never claim to be an urban explorer. The thrill seeker end of the spectrum looks terrifying but the questing historian version seems deeply admirable. My dabbling tended to towards the latter, though in a rather unfocussed way.
- Created: 17 January 2017 17 January 2017
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Whilst walking at high speed through Herne Hill last Sunday I passed the newly established Wild & Lees under the railway bridge in Herne Hill and dropped in to see what was on offer. With so much talk of our amputation from Europe, I felt a pang of nostalgia for the boulevards and cafes of Paris at the sight of this bottle from the beaujolais subregion of Cote de Brouilly.
- Created: 11 January 2017 11 January 2017
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A few months ago, I wrote a nostalgic piece about lost, favourite restaurants, those places you drift back to from time to time. They may not have the best food (though they may) but something about them suits you. Oishii and the others have gone but the stock can be replenished. One such is Kaosarn, a small, Thai place in Brixton Village. It is a typical Brixton Village place and feels a bit like being in a shack.
- Created: 08 January 2017 08 January 2017
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Blogging for InDulwich, I like to wander around our beat from time to time. It’s not so much marking out our territory, lamppost by lamppost, as revisiting areas I don’t know well and treading streets I haven’t trod before. My last stroll took a winding path through West Dulwich, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace and Norwood. Through a chain link fence I saw a motorcycle helmet and couldn't help wondering whether it had a head in it.
- Created: 05 January 2017 05 January 2017
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There is a growing disquiet on both sides of the Brexit debate over what the government should do and it is fair to say that one side's salvation is the other's catastrophe. Yet, when I speak to people about their views, usually strongly held, they seem to be more emotional than factual and founded on various spin created over the course of the referendum campaign and beyond.
- Created: 04 January 2017 04 January 2017
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Dulwich Hamlet beat Hendon the other day, continuing a good run but my thoughts are drawn more to another local side, Streatham Rovers. Rovers’ last games saw them thump Witley Rovers 4-1 and then ease past Dynamo Catford by a goal to nil. The Catford game was interrupted both by a drunk Richard Branson and three minutes silence for people who had died a at Rovers games in 2016. These incidents speak volumes about the club.
- Created: 24 December 2016 24 December 2016
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Heaps of food and an old-fashioned EU lake of wine, not to mention hours slumped in front of fire or film. The need to get some air in the lungs grows. Our part of South London is blessed with lovely parks like Dulwich, Brockwell, Ruskin and Crystal Palace and of course there are Dulwich and Sydenham Woods but here are a three suggestions, a little further afield but reachable by train or tube.
- Created: 20 December 2016 20 December 2016
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They say you can hear rhubarb grow. In fact Sam, who designed our lovely new masthead, found a recording of squelchy popping noises [should have published this yesterday, the Today programme stole our thunder – worth a listen though - Ed.]. All very odd. Nevertheless, rhubarb is a versatile plant as well as rather beautiful plant. We Brits will know it though crumbles and the like, the thought of which I confess, sets my teeth on edge. In Iceland, they spread rhubarb jam on waffles and pancakes, which is much nicer, especially with a good cup of coffee.