A special bank holiday cocktail: The Ginger Simon

It’s one of those weird days in the UK when you almost get all the four seasons at once – a bit of sun, a bit of rain, a bit of sun and rain, and a crisp breeze every so often. Our mate Simon’s come over to stay and with the Grand Prix race done, … Continue reading

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A special night out at the Gherkin’s 40|30 restaurant and bar

30 St Mary Axe A couple of times a year, the bigmonster and I treat ourselves to a special night out and try to find somewhere neither of us has been to before. Last Thursday, that special place was 30 St Mary Axe, more commonly and better known by its nickname, The Gherkin. Without doubt, … Continue reading

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It seemed like a good idea at the time…

Mars Bars Banana Vodka Shots There’s nothing like a 40th birthday to bring friends back together again to share stories about the days of old. Add alcohol into the mix and the inevitable reminiscing begins, normally about the same type of alcoholic antics that you’re about to repeat all over again and probably shouldn’t by … Continue reading

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The ultimate summer cocktail

thebigfatnoodle hunk martini It’s been a blazingly glorious day and after sitting outside getting hot, sweaty and just a little bit burnt, it’s time for a cheeky sundowner before we fire up the BBQ. I make this hunk martini religiously every chance I get and on a hot day like today, it’s the perfect drink … Continue reading

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