Pancake Day’s fast approaching and there’s a battle royal brewing as big as Trump V the rest of the world. The French crêpe is getting some serious competition from the American stack. I’m no cook. I know, shocker. But I do try and flip a pancake from time to time (usually ending in me flipping out by 5.37pm). The result? A burnt, crumpled uncooked mess. The kids walk off hungry and bored by the time offer up a vaguely edible example onto their plate.Read more
Crikey is this the longest month ever?! January’s massively overstayed its welcome – and I haven’t given up booze. At least there are plenty of distractions to keep us from crawling back into hibernation.
ROH Live: Il Trovatore, Corn Exchange Newbury, Tues 31 Jan
Polish your tiara and call Richard Gere, you’re being whisked off for a night at the opera… in Newbury. Thanks to the popular ROH Live series, enjoy world class singing and staging via the big screen.Read more
We’re over the hump, Donald gets the keys to the White House and you get a weekend pass – buy the ticket and enjoy the ride: from ballet, to musicals, live music, wrestling and wine tasting (there’s always wine). Happy weekend y’all.
Bolshoi Live: The Sleeping Beauty, Corn Exchange Newbury, Sun 22 Jan
Is there anything more lovely than watching the ballet? Apart from a date night with Ryan Gosling, I’m gonna say no.Read more
Whoopee! It’s ski season. Like the Bisto kids I’m a sucker for hot wine and melted cheese. But forget the alps (well for now at least) head to the snow covered slopes of *ahem* Bray. Ok, you may need to use your imagination on the scenery, but you definitely won’t on the food.
Spend an evening of Alpine aprés ski dining at Caldesi in Campagna’s pop-up event on Thurs 19 Jan.Read more