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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Clucking Off

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my short series of posts about my “behind the scenes” visit to KFC HQ. Through KFC Me, I tried to add some nuance to the discussion about what it means to eat fast food and to get past the urban myths and corporate hype to tell the truth about what this global fast food peddler is and does. I don’t think the visit really changed my attitude toward the brand or that I will now begin patronising the restaurants on any sort of regular basis. But it is slightly more positive than it was before. Also, I am more aware of how KFC goes about its business and how those charged with expressing the KFC message perceive its image. There’s value in that, and I appreciate the folks at KFC for opening their doors (and kitchens) to me. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Fry Time

From the headquarters in Woking, we headed out to an actual KFC outlet near Heathrow where I tried my hand at cooking a few products and having a taste of some as well. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Finger Lickin’ What?

For me, the takeaway was this: the chicken you eat at KFC is to the same standard or above that which you get from a typical high street supermarket and probably a lot better than anything from one of the myriad copycat skanky chicken joints spread across the UK. Continue reading

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KFC Me: The Good, the Bad, and the BBC

So it wasn’t just me invited to Woking. A couple of other bloggers – Heidi of Heidi Roberts Kitchen Talk came along as did Jan of A Glug of Oil. There was also a film crew with us – a couple of dudes working on a three-part “fly on the wall” documentary about KFC that’s due to air later this year on BBC One. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Something to Cluck About?

… When an invitation recently came my way for a “behind the scenes” visit to KFC HQ in suburban London, I must admit my own secret recipe of childhood memories and cravings, blended with cynical adult ambivalence amounted to a heaping dish of intrigue and a quick RSVP to take up KFC’s PR wing on the offer. Soon enough I was on my way to Woking to visit the UK offices of Yum International (corporate group that owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell) for a talk and a tour and even the chance to have a go at frying up some chicken in an actual shop. Continue reading

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London’s Best Beach Day Trips

London’s Best Day Trip Beaches

Wrapped up in the urban delights of a city break in London, it can be easy to forget this dynamic city is the capital of an island nation. Yes, you’re hardly more than a 50 mile drive away from heart of London to the sea. A day trip to one of south eastern England’s iconic seaside towns or beaches is a great way to have some fun anytime of year. Come the long daylight hours of summer, a visit to one of London’s nearest beaches is a mandatory excursion. Continue reading

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2011 Highlights

Here’s a round up of all the things I blogged about this year and still have me thinking “yeah, that was awesome” as 2011 now comes to a close. The list isn’t about personal triumphs or such and there are … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz World (CheapOair)

Mercedes-Benz World CheapOair, October 06, 2011 Crazy about cars? Keen to connect with your inner race car driver? Or maybe you’re in need of a safe outlet to let loose some pent up road rage? Whether you simply hope to … Continue reading

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Exploring the Go Ape Tree-Top Obstacle Course at Alice Holt Forest in Surrey (OneTravel)

Exploring the Go Ape Tree-Top Obstacle Course at Alice Holt Forest in Surrey OneTravel, Sep 20, 2011 Looking to add a bit of outdoor adventure to your upcoming trip to London? Or maybe you live here in the “Big Smoke” … Continue reading

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Sussex Seafood and Surrey Secret(t)s (Locally Sourced)

Sussex Seafood and Surrey Secret(t)s Locally Sourced, 10 February 2011 For little reason other than a tasty attempt to nullify the January blues with an impromptu feast among the company of good friends, a couple of mates and I headed … Continue reading

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