Tag Archives: Tooting

A day to remember on Tooting Common

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How blogging helped me make the best cup of coffee ever

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One of the nicest things to happen this year was a surprise gift of coffee all the way from Lebanon. And all because of a blog. Last year, I did a 30 days without supermarkets challenge, in which I aimed … Continue reading

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Happy National Libraries Day – especially to Tooting Library and the IOE

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I’m no Luddite. I was an early-adopter of computers and the internet. I earn about 25% of my salary from playing the piano, and 75% from being a pretty expert user of all kinds of software. I use the internet … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #28-30: wrapping up

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The last 5 days of the no-supermarket challenge were scuppered by spending them in Prague where at least for the first couple of days, I defaulted to Tesco because I knew where it was and what it did. As the … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #27: My new briki

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I finally threw away the džezva that I bought in a department store in Belgrade in 1979 last year. My recent discovery of Lebanese coffee at Daily Fresh in Tooting means I need another one, though it should really be a … Continue reading

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30 days without supermarkets #26: defeat in Prague and glory of kitchen departments

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Much as I feared, I had to abandon the challenge today as the prospect of quickly finding a suitable independent food retailer  in central Prague was as likely as finding a greengrocer in Oxford Circus. There is one big fat … Continue reading

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