A great escape, Orestone Manor

A great escape, Orestone Manor

A Hotel, situated on a slight rise from the car park, a little quirky, a little historic, quite individual, and on the doorstep of Torquay. Even joint owner and chef Neal D`Allen admits that thoughts of ‘Fawlty Towers’ can spring unbidden to mind, but fear not, this place has not...

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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson’s career as a filmmaker has not been overly marred by subtlety; The Passion of The Christ re-imagined torture porn as catnip for the Bible belt, the savage Aztec manhunt of Apocalypto probably works better without the English subtitles and now ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, a film which takes the phrase...

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The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty… dancing on the world’s stage!

The Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty… dancing on the world’s stage!

Every major international ballet company has it’s own production of this iconic classic The Sleeping Beauty. The Royal Ballet’s production celebrates 70 years since it was first danced by Margot Fonteyn in 1946 to reopen the Royal Opera House after the war. It is part of the staple diet of...

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Squirrel: Eat for Health in South Kensington

Squirrel: Eat for Health in South Kensington

  The healthy food café trend is taking over our high streets. Having tested a few of them, I am now increasingly keen to seek out some more original dishes in this genre. I’m quite capable of slinging together a load of raw veg into a bowl myself and after...

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