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MARY, MARY QUITE CONTRARY

The Bloody Mary drink has spawned more variations than the Queen ‘Bloody Mary’ had stepmothers.

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MARY FEDDEN

MARY FEDDEN

Mary Fedden, who died at ninety plus was one of our most beloved artists. Her art makes people feel happy. "I don't know why," she admited.

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CHELSEA BISTRO

CHELSEA BISTRO

London is awash with OTT gastropubs where the staff is unfriendly and the food is flamboyant, flambéed and served with a jus de je ne sais pas.

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THE WHOLE STORY

THE WHOLE STORY

When I first started writing this, I was full of enthusiastic zeal for this vast organic superstore.

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LIFE’S TOO SHORT

LIFE’S TOO SHORT

'Life’s too short to eat bad ice cream!' is the slogan of Oddono’s Italian Gelati on Bute Street in South Kensington.

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THE RIVER AND THE MOUNTAIN

THE RIVER AND THE MOUNTAIN

The River and the Mountain is an Ugandan tragicomedy in three acts by Beau Hopkins.

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GLORIOUS BOROUGH MARKET

GLORIOUS BOROUGH MARKET

Under the railway arches of London Bridge is Borough Market, one of the biggest outdoor food markets in the world.

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Videos & Letters To The Editor

“Bacon Sandwich” by Jamie Oliver’s new production company, Fat Lemon

Jamie and Bacon ‘ham it up’ in this hilarious ‘Bacon Sandwich’ film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBiMCqVBBuE

Mrs M’s Pet Loves & Hates

CURSE OF THE WHITE LILAC” Lois, our housekeeper, always warned me never to bring lilacs into the house. It’s bad luck!,” writes the Countess du Ruel. This was a great sadness for me as in the late spring I love the scent of the pale mauve and white blooms and longed to put them into bowls in giant bunches […]

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HOUSEHOLD BLEACH: THE GOOD NEWSIs household bleach the elixir of youth? ponders Mrs. M.  If so, what a cheap and easy method to achieve what we all desire.  Scientists are now saying the household bleach which sells for a few pence at every supermarket, may be used to remedy skin damaged by sunbathing or radiotherapy and even to halt […]

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DR. EARL GREYI am happy to hear that a cup of Earl Grey tea can lower cholesterol, writes the Countess du Ruel.  One of my good friends had a terrible time with statins, which she said turned her into a ‘zombie’ and for months she felt her life wasn’t worth living.  Statins have been handed out at […]

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BONE APPÉTIT! It’s such a pleasure to dine in France, writes Countess du Ruel.  The French take their beloved dogs to bars, brasseries and even the finest restaurants.   Every restaurant should have a canine guest. We just returned from a week in France, and at every meal there was a canine diner.  French dogs are well-behaved and […]

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