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Moroccan Week at Brasserie Roux in London

17 Mar 2011
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A special Moroccan menu is being served in the Brasserie Roux restaurant on Pall Mall for one week only until 26th March.  Starters include a selection of Moroccan salads with medina flavours; assorted briwats, kefta, rice, fish and vegetables or traditional harira soup.  There is then a tasty selection of Tajines and couscous to choose from including Sea bream tajine Fes style and Lamb tajines with plums plus four other dishes.

Olympic Countdown Clock Counts Backwards

16 Mar 2011
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Our man on the ground in London informs us that the brand new Olympic Countdown Clock in Trafalgar Square stopped working less than 24 hours after it was unveiled to the world.  In fact it started counting backwards!  The other side of the clock was however working apparently, showing the countdown to the Paralympics.  We understand that it is now working properly and counting down to the games in 499 days time.

Tips for Good Hotel Service

2 Feb 2011
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Are you often confused as to what you should tip the Bellman for getting your luggage out of the taxi, the Doorman who hails you a cab or whether you should tip the housekeeper who cleans your hotel room? 

No More Snow This Winter Please

2 Feb 2011
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I read last week that New Englanders and New Yorkers are ready for spring.  It is not surprising given all the snow they have had this winter.  Why is it that some countries seem to be able to cope with snow and others can’t?