4 Nights in Worthing: Eat, Drink, Do

Why go and what to do In all honesty, I went to Worthing in West Sussex simply because it’s a short drive – almost directly south – from my home in SW London (about 1½ hours). I wanted a seaside break to look forward to in the spring but didn’t want to travel far. You can also […]

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Worthing: Last Day

I’ve been incredibly lucky with the weather here in Worthing. And as if to prove that I chose exactly the right days to come down, the forecast for tomorrow changes dramatically showing rain all day and strong winds. I’d thought I might hang around for the morning, have an early lunch and then head home, […]

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Worthing: Dinner at Bayside Social

By one of those happy coincidences, after booking my trip to Worthing, I noticed a restaurant review by Jay Rayner in the Observer in January in which he wrote enthusiastically about Bayside Social. Located on Beach Parade, Rayner describes it thus: ‘The coast in winter can be bracing. But Bayside Social in Worthing proves to […]

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Worthing: Cafes & Food Shacks

I’ve always been a cafe person. In many ways cafes are my favourite drinking and eating places – think especially the wonderful cafes of Vienna, Paris and Turin, steeped in cultural and political history. But even at home, I’m a regular seeker of a morning coffee and croissant in a favourite cafe. So, it was […]

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Worthing: Dinner at Pitch Restaurant

After booking my trip to Worthing, I remembered it’s where my good friend Tina’s son lives. When I talked to her about it, she said she’d come down while I was there and we could spend some time together. It was fantastic to look forward to her company and she also recommended some restaurants, including […]

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Worthing: Arrival and Dinner at Enzo’s Italian Restaurant

It wasn’t quite a pin in a map, but it could have been anywhere on the West Sussex coast when I searched on Booking.com for a seaside break in the spring. It was last September and travel was still uncertain, but I wanted a little trip to look forward to so somewhere in the UK […]

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TV Review: Rick Stein’s Cornwall

I was delighted to see there was a new series of Rick Stein’s Cornwall on BBC2 last week: 15 half-hour episodes over three weeks. I really enjoyed the first series last year and it gave me some great information for my holiday in Cornwall last September, especially leading me to Jack Doherty’s pottery in Penzance […]

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Film Review: Boiling Point

We’ve all heard it’s hot in the kitchen; we may have watched Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, but Boiling Point takes the heat in the professional kitchen to a whole new level. Released last summer, the film is now available on Curzon Home Cinema, which is how I came to find it and watch it last […]

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Black Rice with Roasted Pears, Thyme & Soft Blue Cheese

I was given some really lovely and thoughtful presents for Christmas. Unsurprisingly, there are always a few foodie things and one exciting one was a box of Seggiano’s black rice. This was given to me by my daughter’s in-laws, Janet and Colin. This organic black Nerone rice was developed from an ancient Chinese variety (it […]

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Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas! Many thanks for your support – for reading my posts, for Liking and Commenting, it all means a lot. I love writing the blog – now 10 years old – but without knowing that 100s read it each day, and many who regularly comment now feel like wonderful […]

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