Trial and Purition.

A couple of weeks ago a Facebook marketing pop up got the better of me and I clicked on a random ad for Purition- a wholefood based protein supplement that various sinister AI cookies decided I might like. I was maybe hungry, I was maybe vulnerable to suggestion and I was definitely sick of the […]

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A Little Plug- Kovalam Restaurant

What: South Indian Cuisine Where: 27 Waterside , Brightlingsea, CO7 0AY How Much: £20-£25 a head Overall: 9/10 When it comes to memories of a town, so many people associate my little corner of the world on the Essex Coast with that brilliant little Indian near the water. It’s called Kovalam, it was on my list of […]

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Salt Masters

If you have an interest in cooking and don’t live under a stone, chances are that you’ve heard recent buzzing about Himalayan Salt- the pretty pink sensation coming to table tops and bathtubs near you!!! You may well ask why I care about this and I will give you two reasons. The first is, rather […]

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The Breakfast Club- Fork & Wine

I’ve alluded previously to my good fortune as regards eating establishments within spitting distance of my humble abode in Brightlingsea so I won’t go on about that again other than to say here’s another one! Although breakfast has always been a popular date activity for the Mr and myself, however out outings have been curbed […]

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A Little Plug- The Loft at Sudbury

The last few weeks have been insanely busy with work and house repairs and family occasions of all flavours. Family occasions leads me to my birth month, which I share with both parental units (pretty selfish of them I think) and thus leads to annual busyness and diary synchronisation. This year I had it all […]

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A Little Plug- The Cells, Colchester

What: Mixed menu of classic grills, veggie and vegan options and all sorts with comically prison themed dish names. Where: Behind and under Colchester Town Hall, entrance just off the High Street. How Much: £30-£40 a head three courses and drinks Overall: 7.5/10 The Cells boasts to be the only venue in the country where […]

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A Little Plug-Il Padrino

What? Traditional Italian Where? Church Street, Colchester, CO1 How Much? Menu dependent, potentially ouchy for meat lovers, budget friendly for pasta fans Overall? almost but not quite 8/10 Il Padrino has been open some three years in Colchester and I must confess to not having heard that much about it. To be honest Italian isn’t […]

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A Quick Plug- The Kings Arms

  What? Modern pub grub Where? Crouch Street, Colchester, Essex How Much? Ranges with menu up to £25 a head with desserts and sides etc Overall: 8/10         Ah, the Kings Arms. Or if you are over 30 and local to Colchester, The Hogs Head. If you need to ask, you weren’t […]

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A Little Plug- Johnny Mac’s Plaice

ed 29/12/16- Johnny Mac’s changed hands after some 15 years in autumn 2016 and was renamed shortly thereafter. Menu changes and subtle re-branding are sneaking in as the year ends. So far, so OK. What- Traditional fish n chip shop Where- Church Rd, Brightlingsea, Essex. How much- Inexpensive, £5 a head to eat out £10 […]

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