• Hampshire
  • The Cosy Club Launch, Gunwharf Quays

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    It’s been a while since I (Helen) have made an appearance on this site and boy have I missed sharing my food finds with you. Farm life is beginning to quieten down and I can safely say, for once, I feel settled and in a good position to start contributing to this blog again. First […]

  • Hampshire
  • Algarve’s Grill, Southsea

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        I’ve never been to the Algarve, however last year we did spend a few days in Porto (Portugal’s second largest city) and then a week in the beautiful countryside where we had a wonderful time, the weather was excellent and we ate good food and drank awesome wine and of course, port. We […]

  • Chichester
  • El Castizo, Chichester, West Sussex

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    Geoff and I visited El Castizo one Friday lunchtime at the beginning of May. We weren’t sure if we would be able to get a table so Geoff hovered in the car outside whilst I ran in to see. I liked James the owner straight away, he was friendly and helpful about parking and by calling […]

  • Portsmouth
  • Koh Thai Tapas, Southsea, Hampshire

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    Koh Thai Tapas in Southsea is another place on my ‘to-do’ list amongst many, many others. Finally, two weeks ago my sister Gill and I paid them a visit using a Groupon voucher. This was to be my first visit to a Thai restaurant and their food – apart from the odd Charlie Bigham red […]