Carnival or Constance Spry?

Constance Spry Cookery Book

It was Notting Hill Carnival last weekend, but the old crew – once reliable stalwarts of the famous west London street party – were nowhere to be seen. The WormsRead the rest


Standard, Tall, Grande

Standard Tall Grande - coffee

A little doodle to illustrate the irritating sizing structure adopted by so many coffee shops these days. Tall, Grande, Regular, Standard, Grande, Extra Large and Venti are all UNACCEPTABLE terms. … Read the rest


Coffee Plant – make mine a SMALL flat white

Coffee Plant coffee cups

Purveyor of the finest flat whites I’ve had anywhere, ever, Coffee Plant on Portobello Road is a good 20 minutes walk from my flat, and yet I make a special … Read the rest


The Crate Brewery (and an Olympic ‘Super Saturday’)

Crate Brewery Pizzas

Last week, I hardly saw or spoke to The Heid – he was in Olympic mode: camped at Stratford; parked, incommicado, in front of the TV; or frantically trying to … Read the rest