The Very Yummy Michel Roux Jnr

This week I was lucky enough to meet the lovely and very smiley Michel Roux Jnr.

I caught the train into London and made my way to Devonshire Square with my colleagues Carly and Anna. My other colleague Judy we were meeting there. After a bit of palava on the central line we just arrived in time.

We settled in our chairs as Chef Michel made his entrance. He did a demo and chatted to us about his cooking.

He chatted to us about his recipes and showed us how to compiled three recipes from his book.

I was a bit worried about going as I didn’t want to shatter my illusion. But, he was smiley, chatty and a bloody lovely man. Though I do regret not asking for a recipe to use up my glut of courgettes and gherkins.


Silent Sunday – 5am 27th July 2014 – Demolition of 3 Cooling Towers at Didcot Power Station

 This is the start of the demolition of Didcot Power Station which has dominated our skyline for the last 4 decades.





These towers have been in my town for the whole of my life so far and they were destroyed in 12 seconds

(months of preparations I am sure).

Some people are glad they are gone but that’s another chunk of our heritage that has been removed.