Needles & Pins

as there are signs that after a long winter lockdown, we can expect pubs to reopen, I anticipate discussions about which Covid vaccine each of us have received and the ill effects we may have suffered.

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Questions

After I was made Town Mayor (of South Woodham Ferrers) in May 2020, the local free newspaper, the South Woodham Focus asked if I would answer twenty questions for them.

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Zara Zara

All in all, a slightly above average experience - the mains were definitely the stars of the show.

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Good Morning Judge

All in all, an excellent meal, with attentive staff, we all agreed we’d be happy to return, probably when my friends get another interesting offer, so clearly the offers work!

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Banana Republic

(Boomtown Rats) I wrote last year how I nearly tried ‘Banana Tree’ in Chelmsford’s ‘Exchange Quarter’; at that time I tried somewhere else, but this time I ventured in. The bells of the nearby Chelmsford Cathedral were chiming 5pm as I walked in to a nearly empty restaurant. The waitress – Olga – welcomed me […]

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Benny and the Jets

All in all a pleasant enough meal, I enjoyed everything, but nothing blew me away. I wouldn't have a problem going back, but again I won't be rushing.

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Jamaica Blue

Nice, but I won't be going back.

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Gurkha

This is, I think my fourth 'Gurkha' restaurant, I remember trying one in Edinburgh and a couple in Didsbury, Manchester. This is by far the best I've visited, with excellent service and delicious food, it's top of the listings for a reason.

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Time Passages

All in all an enjoyable breakfast, with change from a tenner.

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The Whale

All in all a very good, and filling breakfast, a few tweaks would make it excellent.

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