" ( Tabitha, Bourbon & Pearls) I previously spoke of my past life on the other end of the weight spectrum in this post where I confessed to having once been 40lbs heavier and regularly taunted on mean streets the world over with renditions of "who ate all the pies ?" And that was on a good...

I think I need a nanny or a sheep dog, yes, a black and white, I adore Border Collies, benign dictators of the canine world, they take no nonsense from sheep, are excellent managers and ... is it too late to put an advert in the Horse and Hound? Capable experienced sheepdog required as...

My somewhat lurid treat is a tribute to The Crimson Petal and The White, Michael Faber's book which reveals the seamy underbelly of Victorian London. Where it all started Recipe: 12oz ( 350g) shortcrust pastry 8 tsps raspberry jam 6tblsp caster sugar 1 beaten egg 75g...

Common denominator: white jeans, dark sunglasses and Greek exes. The fumoir at Claridge's is absolutely my hands down favourite place to imbibe. I adore the etched glass panels by half Greek, half Scot architect, Basil Ionides. Both Claridge's and the Savoy are graced with his iconic...

Ex guitarist with The Fall, the garrulous glamorous American now co - hosts Gok's Fashion Fix and owns hip boutiqueStart London Below the platinum blonde with vermillion lips lists a few favourite things. In a nutshell: Favourite food: Sushi or anything Japanese Favourite drink:...

I've whispered, together mon sweet, we can have a great life, I shall carry you to rock concerts and we shall sit on the amps at the side of the stage, I shall take you for cocktails in glamorous hotel bars and on wet afternoons you will sit by my side as we catch an old black and white movie...

no no not that, it's beginning to a lot like someone needs their knitting licence revoked and gently shown where the eject button is on their endlessly repeating screening of 'White Christmas'. I'm on the fence about Christmas jumpers, whilst they are perfect for a weekend up north in a log...

) and "lusty sex" have led some interesting people to enjoy 16 pages or more at the Bourbon and Pearls enclave. Oh and this beaut:"someone appeared at the end of my bed in a hessian bag", well that's heinous, could they not have at least belted it? No one wants a visit from a shapeless...

Sulky: They don't go out in the rain or the snow - I'd be as well naming them and making pets out of them. F&F: I've sworn off black for the last years but oh it's just so easy, I don't want to faff with clothes on a daily basis, if I'm going somewhere fine but day to day I think I'll revert...

" Recipe Little Butter Buns Buns: 255 ml of milk, 1 egg, 85g of caster sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons crushed cardamom seeds, 7g yeast, 500g strong white bread flour, 75g unsalted butter Filling and glazing: 50g unsalted butter, 25g caster sugar, 1 egg lightly beaten - makes...

 

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