Secret Pizza: Review

Let me let you into a really good secret. Pizza. Really, really good pizza. It’s reasonably priced, absolutely delicious, created by some lovely people and it’s hidden away in a little alleyway in Hockley. Came across Secret Pizza yesterday and the smells coming from the pizza ovens were just too good for me to walk […]

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No, Google, I don’t mean Notting Hill, I mean NottingHAM

About 11am this morning, I discovered Nottingham had a carnival… and it was today. But I hadn’t seen ANY publicity about it so I Googled it. “Do you mean Notting Hill?” said Google. “No, Google, I don’t,” I responded. “I definitely mean NottingHAM and it’s today, so speed it up a bit please.” Eventually I […]

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Remember you’re a Womble

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples Mother Theresa The other day I was filling in a survey from my MP Alex Norris (Labour, Nottingham North) and he asked what could be done to improve the area. My response was something about cleaning […]

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No17 Castle Gate Pink Gin: Review

I am unashamedly a gin lover. I have been since the age of about 15 when I managed to persuade a lovely French barman in a bar in the Alps to serve me my first gin and tonic. Gin is having quite the resurgence at the moment. Many bars in many cities are now stocking […]

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Down to earth at Pagan Pride

Earth mothers, goddesses, witches, shaman, wizards, mystics and musicians: what an eclectic group of people gathered at the Arboretum in Nottingham today for Pagan Pride 2018. I had been promised unicorn dressage – I mean, seriously, how could I resist? – but in the event it was just too hot for me so we didn’t […]

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Saturday Night & Sunday Morning: Review

We all know someone like Arthur Seaton don’t we? Or at least we’ve come across someone like that. It’s not an ‘angry young man’ per se, it’s a young man or woman whose body has matured well in advance of their brain. Someone who is so self-centred they cannot see beyond their own gratification. They’re […]

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The fire is lit(erature)

Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature. It has been since December 2015. It isn’t the only one; Barcelona, Bucheon (South Korea – I had to look that up), Dunedin, Edinburgh, Granada, Heidelberg, Krakow, Lillehammer, Ljubljana, Lviv, Manchester, Melbourne, Obidos, Reykjavik, Tartu, Ulyanovsk (that’s in Russia – I googled that too but I probaby could […]

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Hoodwinked by some Rockin’ Robins

I’ve finished it! I have completed the Hoodwinked Robin trail around Nottingham City Centre. And, you know what? I’m going to prove it to you. I’ve had great fun, walked miles, seen plenty of other people doing the same thing and I’ve discovered some parts of the city I’ve never seen before. I’ve also wandered […]

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