How to veg out (without bragging about it)

The Nerd’s Last Word with Michael Bosley “I’ll stick to bacon, thanks!” reads the terse comment left on a Facebook advertisement for a vegan meat...

The Coconut Tree, Oxford – luscious Sri Lankan street food, superb ‘cocotails’

Before heading out on a minor bar crawl up Cowley Road, I made the adult decision of grabbing some food first. Conveniently situated just a...

Amsterdam: Art, bikes, canals and cheeses

By Bill Hill The name derives from “Amstelredamme”, in reference to the fact that it began its life around a dam in the river Amstel,...

How to detox your mind, body and probably your soul…

It’s an unavoidable truth that eating well over Christmas and the New Year is as difficult as maintaining a smile as you endure the...

Vegans rejoice! – Oxford’s Comptoir Libanais launches new menu for Veganuary

This Veganuary, Comptoir Libanais are celebrating by launching a special Lebanese Feast menu offering a variety of colourful and tasty vegan dishes. The menu...

Let’s talk social responsibility: The films you need to watch on Netflix

I’ve always been a big believer that film is one of the most powerful and influential mediums. In many respects film is a way for...

How to survive New Year – “Prepare an exit/ejection strategy”

New Year is a strange one. It’s a time of heightened introspection; when we are tempted to look back on what we have achieved and...

My first, My Last, My Everything – The Ocelot says goodbye to our Brewery...

By Brewery Bird Can you remember your first pint? I can. Theakstons Old Peculiar.  In my late teens, after quickly becoming bored and quite frankly...

Christmas Dinner… but not as we know it – a guide to Christmas dinners...

Christmas Dinner is great, but it does run the risk of being a little humdrum. So how about breaking out of that festive box...

Sophisticated surroundings and classy gin: The De Vere Wokefield Estate

By Sue Roberts There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family.  Set in...
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