Monthly Archives: January 2012


Year of the Dragon: seeds, storms and Sipsmith gin

For the past three years, the Gorge Tillicum Urban Farmers have met in January, ahead of the larger “seedy” events in Victoria and elsewhere, in order to swap and share our locally grown seeds. It’s one of my favourite things … Continue reading


Back in Victoria… just in time for winter

Before I left Vancouver we took a spin around a newish supermarket in West Vancouver: Osaka (the nineteenth store to be opened by T&T Supermarkets) is huge with a mind-boggling selection of just about anything Asian – from soya sauce … Continue reading

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London farewells: Food, film and the future of work

My last week in London was a whirl of farewells and final thises and thats before I hopped into my minicab back to Heathrow and leapt skyward in unexpected luxury – bumped up to business class by my friends at … Continue reading

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Copenhagen to Cambridge

How quickly five Danish days can whistle away. I landed on Monday and spent a rainy Tuesday in the Nationalmuseet (National Museum) looking at treasures of prehistoric Denmark, having first been fortified by a deliciouslunch of smoked sausages in the … Continue reading

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Devonshire to Denmark

I find myself in Copenhagen this evening, where it is calm and mild, although we are promised winds and rain for the morrow. And it is a new year! I once heard it said that what you do on New … Continue reading

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