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Bar Shu – eaten and reviewed

Regular readers may have noticed that I always give a bit of extra praise to restaurants that provide that little something extra. This could be fantastic service, the best cooking imaginable or, in probably my favourite cases, food that you just doesn’t see anywhere else.

This is certainly the case at Bar Shu, which I have read in many places to provide a number of traditional Sichuan cooking, something that I must say I have never experienced first hand but seems to contain everything I could want; spice, exotic ingredients and intrigue. Read more

Bentley’s – eaten and reviewed

You say that the free London papers are good for nothing then you actually find something useful in them; as I did when I found out about London Restaurant week – £25 for a three course meal sounds like a bargain and a good way to sample what would normally be an expensive restaurant in my book. Richard Corrigan, the proprietor has cooked for the Queen; he has now (indirectly) also cooked for Ross (I must again apologise for the lack of photo’s; I am shit and I know I am). Read more

Thinking outside the box

to think outside of the box I must first know what it feels like to be inside one

its a picture of me in a box!

just shoot me now

Working in a University you do come accross all sorts of people from all different walks of life, background and most importantly to me wed knowledge. This of course is fine, not everyone should be expected to attend conferences, run their onw website outside of work hours and constantly hammer thier liver when meeting up with other web people and drinking meerily for hours upon end. With this in mind I do expect a certain ammount of respect and recognition of my skills when I am called upon to help them.

I have not received this in a recent project and have left the office today in about as angry a mood as I have done for a long long while. Read more

Beware free things!!

Just a quick one but after the two days I have had at work (I thought they would be nice and easy but was very wrong) I just wanted to say something about the use of third party services and open source software projects and that is BEWARE!! Read more