Chorlton’s Charcoal Kitchen lets the side down

Update: Charcoal Kitchen comes good Someone old enough to remember, once told me that before the war this was Chorlton-cum-Hardy’s main high street, bang opposite the bus station. I have my doubts, as I’m sure Chorlton Cross has been bustling for many years, although the concrete precinct obviously wouldn’t have been around. Nevertheless, Continue reading

Sunshine: films reviewed in 50 words-ish

Where Dark Star used comedy, Sunshine uses horror. An old school claustrophobic science fiction cum light slasher movie that frightens off the kids with the science bit before the action comes. And sadly fails, despite many chances, to offer any psychological insights. A thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless 7 out of 10. Director: Danny Boyle……Writer: Continue reading

Hotel Chocolat’s Chocolate Tasting Club: READER OFFER

Chocolate seems to be heading ever further downhill. Cadbury simply isn’t what it was and Thorntons may have done okay over Easter but, for many of us, their chocolate hasn’t tasted the same since they stopped free gift wrap (and there should be an apostrophe in their name: i.e. Thornton’s Chocolate). It’s getting Continue reading

Cameron’s empty rhetoric exposed on Breakfast TV

David Cameron’s cringingly awful performance on Breakfast this morning with Sian Williams – click here to view – finds him talking earnestly, but tamely on issues of civic responsibility and anti-social behaviour. His is a call for a Revolution in Responsibility. Hear, hear! Who could possibly argue for – fun though it is Continue reading