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Review: Chi Kitchen 

20 Mar 16

If I said to you, “think of an eatery at Debenhams department store” – you’d probably think of a traditional style cake coffee café.


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Wedding Open Day 

18 Mar 16

Every couple wants their wedding to be perfect and is looking for professional help to ensure the big day runs smoothly and full of happy memories, that’s why our wedding open day on Monday 2nd May 2016 is the perfect open invitation to help couples …


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An Attempt at Objectivity 

17 Mar 16

As George Osborne’s first Conservative only Government budget was being delivered yesterday my Twitter and Facebook feeds began to be filled with anger, pain and scorn, with an undercurrent  of a deep sense of helplessness.


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Birch Water 

14 Mar 16

Silver Birch Trees Photo: Word In Veg Ways Silver birch trees have been depicted in Ukrainian/Polish/Slavic artwork for centuries.


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Congratulations to Shirley Brookes, our New County Commissioner 

9 Mar 16

Shirley Brooks has been officially appointed as our new County Commissioner today by Gilwell.


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AGM Dates Change – Tuesday 24th May 2016 

8 Mar 16

Due to circumstances beyond our control and the impending E.


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International Women’s Day 

8 Mar 16

It’s International Women’s Day! Women are extraordinary – oppressed and discriminated against throughout history but always fighting for a better world, despite continually being devalued, objectified and forgotten.


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Review: The Star & Garter Leamington Spa 

5 Mar 16

Photo: c/o The Star Garter Lunch with my Mother is always a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon and that is exactly what we did recently at The Star Garter in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.


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Americans believe only in America 

5 Mar 16

Intelligent comment from Giles Fraser in The Guardian on American Christianity.


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Culinary Captures – February 

27 Feb 16

A frosty February has seen us swoon over Valentine’s Day, toss those pancakes high on Shrove Tuesday and for some, they are still coming to terms with the news that James Martin is leaving the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen show.


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Warwickshire are looking for a new county commissioner  

27 Feb 16

With Solihull being days away from choosing a new County Commissioner, it’s time to help our friends in Warwickshire ​Can you help shape the delivery of the scouting provision in WarwickshireCould you guide and inspire adults working within …


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Borderfields #isBetter Challenge & Pesto Recipe 

20 Feb 16

I love those April/May days when driving through rural lanes and you see a vista of bright yellow rapeseed crops in the fields all around you, I find it quite mesmerizing to be honest.


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Launch of new Smith’s Wood Scout Group and mass investiture at the Thinktank 

18 Feb 16

Solihull Scout County is celebrating the launch of the 2nd Smith’s Wood scout group, with 22 young people invested at the Thinktank.


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Review: The Fuzzy Duck – Nuneaton 

15 Feb 16

Other than taking my mother for a day out to Arbury Hall many moons ago, I’ve never visited Nuneaton otherwise, so when offered the opportunity of sampling some of the fayre at one of the town’s newly(ish) re-launched gastro pubs – The Fuzzy …


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Chief Scout Bronze Award Presentation 

7 Feb 16

The Mayor of Solihull has kindly agreed to present Chief Scout’s Bronze Award certificates in Solihull Methodist Church at 6.45 for 7.00pm on Friday 6 May 2016.


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Review: Yutaka Soybeans With Pods 

6 Feb 16

I’ve made reference to Edamame soy beans in previous blogposts and as a little legume that I enjoy eating from time to time, it was great to have the opportunity to try Yutaka’s latest offering of Edamame Soy BeansWith Pods .


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Chief Scout Silver Award Presentation 

4 Feb 16

The Mayor of Solihull has kindly agreed to present Chief Scout’s Silver Award certificates in Solihull School Chapel at 6.45 for 7.00pm on Friday 22 April 2016.


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Night Hike Results 

1 Feb 16

Congratulations to Intrepid Explorers ‘A’ and 2nd Ballsall Common Scouts ‘A’ on winning the Walking stick and boot tropes respectively.


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Culinary Captures – January 

30 Jan 16

It is really the end of January already? I can’t believe how fast time has flown, Christmas only seems like 5 minutes ago! Nevertheless, the foodie world is busying itself for the year ahead with lots of new promotions and restaurants opening, it…


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Dr Sketchy’s 2015 Round-up 

27 Jan 16

Well, it’s been more than a year since my last Dr Sketchy’s update  ( part 2 – part 3 ), and you may be forgiven for thinking that I’d not been in the last twelve months.


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Review of Ferment Your Vegetables Book 

24 Jan 16

I felt a lot of synergy between myself and author Amanda Feifer when reading through her recipe notes in her latest book Ferment Your Vegetables published by Fair Winds Press .


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1st Knowle Scout group fund raise their way to a new mini bus 

19 Jan 16

MUCH-NEEDED funding for a borough Scout group has helped provide a replacement minibus.


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Gratitute for Modern Day Vegetarianism Article in Express & Star 

18 Jan 16

At times, I’m sure most vegetarians like me think “things could be better/easier/more convenient” when shopping or dining out.


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Valentine’s Sunday Roast Lunch 

13 Jan 16

Sunday Roast Lunch Valentine’s Menu £39.95 pp   Canapés on arrival * Amuse Bouche   Starters   Parsnip White Onion Soup, Bacon Sage Dumplings   Terrine of Smoked Fish, Saffron Potato Salad, Baby Caper Dressing   Crispy Goats Cheese, …


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Ukrainian Community in Birmingham 

9 Jan 16

This post I know isn’t food connected but with it having strong links with many of the food posts I write relating to my Ukrainian heritage, I thought it may be of interest toyou.


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When Solihull Explorers went to Japan 

4 Jan 16

In the summer of 2015, 9 Explorers from Solihull attended the World Scout Jamboree in Japan and they invite you to a presentation evening to share their experiences.


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County Night Hike – Saturday 30th January 2016 

4 Jan 16

Solihull Scout County Night Hike 2016 – Saturday 30th January Venue – Solihull Riding Club Please refer to the links below to enter your scouts / explorers along with all the relevant night hike info.


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Emergency Dentist Near Me 

2 Jan 16

Our practice is located in the easily accessible location of Dorridge, which is next to Solihull, in the West Midlands.


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Getting Al-Desko with Perk!er 

1 Jan 16

Doesn’t seem to happen at the weekends, but when at work, I get an awful attack of the munchies about 10:30am and again at 3:00pm.


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Merry Christmas! 

23 Dec 15

Goodness me, it isthat time of year again! Where has 2015 gone? But nevertheless, as the year draws to a close I’ve enjoyed reflecting on my blogging adventures this year: everything from my first food festival demo at Asparafest to singing with …


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Homity Pie at My Cranks Supperclub 

13 Dec 15

‘Tis the season to eat comfort food.


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Six Summits Challenge 2016 (April 30-May 2nd) 

13 Dec 15

The Six Summits Challenge is a walking based, 36 mile expedition, held across the Shropshire hills for Scouts and Explorers.


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Food Roots Interview – Ainsley Harriott 

5 Dec 15

Photo: c/o Jeremy Hicks Associates You only have to say the name ‘Ainsley’ and instantly, everyone knows you’re referring to Ainsley Harriott , such is his kudos.


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We’re offering a new Adventure 

1 Dec 15

Would you like the chance to go camping, climbing, potholing, lead community projects while transforming young peoples lives? As a section leader you will do all of this and more, using your skills and learning new ones.


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Profit in Peace 

1 Dec 15

There is no profit in peace.


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Who do you think should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015? 

30 Nov 15

The shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year has been announced this evening.


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Culinary Captures – November 2015 

29 Nov 15

There are some lovely foodie offerings around right now, both for purchasing or as places to visit.


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5 Minute Cocktail With Professor Green 

29 Nov 15

So, I walked into a room, got handed a microphone and was beckoned to join in whilst the rest of the people present were singing Bohemian Rhapsody being led by none other than rapper/musician Professor Green.


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Review of Lebanese Home Cooking 

22 Nov 15

Blustery storms, damp weather, dark nights getting earlier and earlier – this time of year always has me rushing towards warm comfort food.


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Review of Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant 

17 Nov 15

Chung Ying Cantonese Restaurant .


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A Final Thank You and look to the future 

17 Nov 15

A message from Ian Carnell, Deputy County Commissioner, “Dear Scouting Colleagues, “Today we bid farewell to our County Commissioner, Dave Lodwig, as he moves to pastures new.


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Review of New Autumn Menu at Bistro 1847 

10 Nov 15

Photo: Word In Veg Ways Birmingham has become fond of veggie trail blazing restaurant Bistro 1847 and its popularity amongst vegetarians and equally meat eaters alike has grown massively since it opened in the city a couple of years ago.


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Review of Sage by Heston Blumenthal No Mess Waffle Maker 

1 Nov 15

Thinking back to my recent travels in America where waffles graced every hotel breakfast buffet, I thought it a fateful coincidence to be offered the opportunity to try out a new waffle maker from Sage by Heston Blumenthal .


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Culinary Captures – Postcards From America Special – October 2015 

31 Oct 15

I hope that you have enjoyed my Postcards From America series this month following my visit to the States in September.


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Postcards From America: Spiral Diner Dallas 

26 Oct 15

In my fourth ‘Postcard from America’ , my travels took me to Texas where My Carnivorous Husband (MCH) and I stayed with friends for a few days.


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The Search is on! 

25 Oct 15

We are looking for a volunteer with management and leadership experience who wants to do more in their community, with good inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate and inspire others to be our next County Commissioner.


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Postcards From America: Roxy’s Diner Las Vegas 

18 Oct 15

Photo: c/o www.


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Postcards From America – Nobu at Caesars Palace Las Vegas 

11 Oct 15

Postcards From America My second little postcard piece in my Postcards from America series this month focuses on my visit to Nobu in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas .


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Enlighten Teeth Whitening Solihull 

7 Oct 15

If you are not happy with the colour or shade of your teeth, you may be contemplating having them whitened.


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Postcards from America – Food in Las Vegas 

6 Oct 15

Postcards from America So here I am, getting my head out of the clouds, fiercely trying to get myself out of holiday mode and back into normality.


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All On 4 Dental Clinic In Solihull 

5 Oct 15

All on 4 is a system that works on the principal of placing 4 implants into the patients jaw for a full arch replacement.


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Farewell to our CC 

5 Oct 15

A message from our County Commissioner, David Lodwig; “It is with some sadness that I have to inform you all that I am stepping down as County Commissioner of Solihull from the 17th November 2015.


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National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra 2016 

5 Oct 15

NSGSO Main Orchestra and (new) NSGSO Wind Band This year is a really exciting one for the NSGSO as we will be running an NSGSO Wind Band alongside the Main NSGSO Orchestra.


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Affordable Dental Clinic In Solihull 

4 Oct 15

We are a local and professional dental clinic in Dorridge and the local Solihull area.


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Wrinkle Removal Treatment Birmingham 

3 Oct 15

Wrinkle removal is purely a cosmetic treatment that is aimed at bringing back your youthful looks.


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Pop Up Dining at Nomad 

27 Sep 15

Foodies around Birmingham will know of Alex Claridge .


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Cosmetic Dentists In Birmingham 

26 Sep 15

If you are not 100% happy with how your teeth look, whether it is the color, shape or alignment of your teeth, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments, that are aimed at improving the overall aesthetics of your teeth.


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Dentists Near Knowle 

22 Sep 15

Welcome to our website.


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Jeremy Corbyn needs to take the mantel of Abraham Lincoln 

13 Sep 15

Arguably the best book on leadership I have read is Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns; the Abraham Lincoln political biography.


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Gangshow 2016 rehearsals 

13 Sep 15

We’ve had a couple of brilliant rehearsals so far.