Food, Days Out and Travel stories from Brighton, London and the Rest of the World


Days out in London: The Best Place to go Christmas shopping in London

At this time of year when the days are short, skies are grey and winds bitter the best way to combat the gloom that this weather spreads is to find a bit of festive sparkle and get involved in that gift giving lark.

Christmas 2015 at Fortnum and Mason's, photo by Modern Bric a Brac



Foodie Friday - Indian snacks cooked by Hari Ghotra and Brighton Bloggers

Cumin brings out the sweetness of a dish, said our hostess Hari, as she stood in front of us preparing an Indian snack of samosas.

Indian spices #CookWithHari photo by Modern Bric a Brac



Days Out in London - Inside the Houses of Parliament and the 50:50 Parliament petition

Did you know that tampons are classed as luxury items?

This means we pay tax on them, these luxury items that are regarded as essential protection by a large part of the population. This has not recently happened but what did happen recently is that the House of Commons voted to keep them as a taxable item.

Reason one for supporting the petition to make Parliament equally represented by men and women.

Big Ben and Oliver Cromwell, 5050Parliament, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

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