After an amazing day filled with art galleries and West End musicals it only seemed right to top it all off with a luxurious meal. It was with this in mind that I had made a reservation at Moti Mahal Restaurant in Covent Garden, which was just a short walk from the theatre. The food at Moti Mahal isn’t your run-of-the-mill Indian takeaway or restaurant, it’s a gastronomic Indian restaurant that’s much more highly refined and sophisticated. Covent Garden…

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  If you’re a modern outdoorsman or someone with a hectic lifestyle, no doubt you’ll have become stuck in between the rock and the hard place which is the smart phone. You don’t ever feel more at one with nature than when you’re totally off the grid; whilst at the same time, everyone nowadays (for better or worse) feels as if they have a missing limb once they reach 0% battery. In the modern world a phone isn’t just for…

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  I love trying new beers, It’s literally one of my favourite things. I very rarely go into a watering hole and don’t check out the new or unusual beers that I don’t recognise. It’s this variety and selection that converted me from being a boring lager drinker; constantly picking the same beverage, to an experimental ale enthusiast. The best place to go and sample new and exciting beers is without a shadow of a doubt a beer festival. They…

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  I thought I’d write a quick little review of one of my new pieces of outdoor gear. It’s Zippo’s Flexible Neck, Utility Lighter, this long limbed beauty is the answer to many a tricky fire starting situation.   As the name suggests its main selling point is the almost 5 inch long bendy neck between the lighters body and the flame tip. This make the lighter so much more useful than a regular lighter. Difficult to light BBQ –…

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  After last weeks post, I thought I’d do it again and put up another quick write up of last week’s highlights. As part of Falmouth Week the Red Arrows came to Falmouth, they did an outstanding display of their aerobatic talents over the harbour. We sat down by the sea wall, legs dangled over the edge with a bottle of beer in one hand and watched the spectacle. As we were watching we wondered, actually how close were they…

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  It’s been a while since I last used my Outdoor Kitchen Kotlich set (read about it here) and I’ve been looking forward to cooking with it again. To make it worse, reading recipes in my Kotlich cook book, on Trish’s blog and on sites like Campfire Magazine have really been getting my appetite going! After much deliberation about what to try next, I decided that I would cook up some mussels using the Kotlich. I thought this was a…

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  There has been a backstage star for lots of my outdoor cooking and camping posts this year and up until now I haven’t written about it… It’s not a sous chef, a helpful Sherpa or any other member of my entourage. It’s actually a really well designed set of cookware from Lifeventure, called Ellipse. The set comprises of a plate, bowl, mug, knife, fork and spoon. It’s one of those pieces of gear which I take with me on…

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  I’m calling it and saying summer is here. The evenings go on forever its only raining several times a week and some days are actually warm. Due to this change of season I’ve bought myself a brand spanking new (and rather posh) new barbeque. When it comes to barbeques, there is only really one brand that I associate with top of the range. That brand is Weber, so being a man who likes the finer things in life I…

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  I’ve just returned from an awesome mini camping trip to Padstow in my VW T4. I don’t want my van to be a full on conversion as I use it for carrying all kinds of stuff and don’t want to waste the space with sinks and fridges. What’s great about my T4 is that you can easily remove the rear seats and then have the entire rear of the van empty. The back of the van will then easily…

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  I’ve had a mad couple of weeks at work, which has resulted in not a lot of blogging and not a lot of fun. It’s been worth it though as I’ve managed to secure a better position and have got through it all now. To celebrate the frantic fortnight being over, I bought myself a new watch and my girlfriend and I popped into Truro for lunch. The watch I bought was this new Swatch watch called Black Ghost…

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