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Quotation for Today - 23/07/2017

Giles Coren at The Times defines, tongue in cheek, but tellingly

University education — Something that could feasibly be kept “free to all” as long as access was restricted to young people intellectually equipped to benefit from it, but which has to be paid for with whopping fees and crippling debt now that any damn fool can go, and usually does.

Suing Oxford University

Faiz Siddiqui, a former student of Brazenose College, Oxford, is suing Oxford University because “negligent teaching” caused him to underachieve in his final exams, damaging his subsequent career. 499 more words

Oxford University

Foodie Heaven...or Hell

I’ve recently been binge-watching Supersizers Go…, not because it has anything remotely to do with travel or indeed my regular job, but because I’m a little bit in love with Giles Coren. 978 more words

Catch-up: Reviewing BBC Two's Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Before even seeing an episode of BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby, I was hooked in by the notion of exploring places and other lives that were probably beyond my everyday reach. 1,177 more words


Fit for a King

Just watched the episode of BBC’s series ‘Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby’ where they featured the Royal Mansour Hotel of Morocco. The hotel is essentially designed to make you feel like you’re in a kingly palace – all your quarters are private, you never catch a whiff of the ‘servants’, and you are as distanced from the real world outside as any high-up official could desire. 267 more words


1930s food

last tuesday evening (14th february), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 2
1930s (in the further back in time for dinner series) includes …

“… the threats on the horizon come closer with a visit to London’s East End to commemorate the battle of Cable St, and all the traditional favourites of a Jewish dinner with Giles Coren.”

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I'm best friends with my husband's ex - just don't call me weird

How do you feel about your partner’s ex-girlfriend? A bit suspicious, probably. Perhaps threatened. Most likely you try not to think about her.

How would you feel if she lived only a few streets away and you shared the same high street and coffee shops? 1,544 more words