Christmas Lunch – Top Tips & the Odd Recipe

christmas in bethnal green

One of the things about being a freelancer is that there’s no Christmas party. Take note, I haven’t specified whether or not it’s a particularly good or bad thing. It’s just a thing. I’ve never been a big fan of corporate entertainment – but then you sort of miss it when it’s not there.… 

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Smoking salmon on the balcony in Bethnal Green

smoking rainbow trout

At school, the marking system worked like this. A-E for achievement (A being the highest) followed by 1-5 for effort (1 being the highest).

In my Dad’s eyes, A5 was obviously the best. It showed natural aptitude with minimal effort. Which, in his eyes, basically translates into “good genes”, thus allowing him to take some of the credit.… 

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