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Being held up on the Underground with no data proved quite exciting. Can anyone beat that?!
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+Jason C I was delayed for about 25 minutes. 

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One of my favourite pictures of John Hurt AND one of my favourite beard portraits. 
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#localguides Team Secret Detective on the prowl! +Google Local Guides​ 
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Rough sea in Brighton today.. 
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Oh my God Xander I was there on Saturday. It was definetly that Windy. Did a job for @Creams Cafe Brighton. Well done

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Lumiere London. I love outside art installations. I hope this becomes an annual event. The Durham version looked better though. 
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+Elle Judge Very true! 

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Six years of requests and still no option to show end times in Google Calendar's month view.  Sad times. 
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Out of all +Google​ products #Calendar is their worst in terms of basic features (as you say 'Event End Times' views and a decent month/next 3 week view, etc) and I will also add +Google Photos​ to this, because since it detached from +Google+​ and they stopped supporting #Picasa it's just missing so much 😑
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A collection of hair-raising beards... 
I originally saw the National Beard and Mustache Championships in the local news paper in Vegas, where I currently live. I had missed the 2012 Championship
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Everything comes down to poo in the end...

exits stage left to wax face

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Fun night out on Saturday.. 
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Somebody managed to turn the windy weather into a good thing! #ecofriendly #windpower #brighton 
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A beautiful piece of art and technology with a wonderful / gruesome legend behind it. Get here at sunrise to avoid the crowds, and watch your pockets - the distraction of the clock chiming is the perfect opportunity for thieves. The tower is well worth the climb to the top - the views are exquisite. Again, either go at sunrise or sunset to avoid the crowds and also get the best light.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
A lovely little spa with friendly staff and a good range of treatments. A very light, clean and airy space with plenty of treatment rooms, and a peaceful atmosphere. Treatments include manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, hair removal, body scrubs etc. They book up quickly so make sure you call them to book in advance - if you just drop in you're likely to be disappointed, especially at the weekend. I've had a couple of treatments here and will definitely be returning again in the future.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
A great little pub with friendly chatty bar staff and a good selection of beers. Well kept but unfussy, with big windows for lots of daylight. The food looks fantastic but I'm yet to eat there. The menu is a classic pub menu with a few posh elements to set it apart. There's a food seating area at the back with a light airy conservatory. When choosing a drink, take a good look at the selections in the fridges behind the bar - there'll almost certainly be something you haven't tried before. The staff are knowledgeable so ask for some advice if you want to try something.
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ANYTHING! A beautiful pub and beer garden - a wonderful spot on a sunny day. I'd give it five stars just for this and if you're just here for drinks then you'll probably love it but unfortunately if you're eating then it's a completely different matter. I've been here for lunch on a couple of different occasions and unfortunately the lunch service is shocking for the price. I wouldn't mind if it was a Wetherspoons or some other cheap place but they charge quite high prices and so set an expectation for a higher standard than the one they provide. Both times I've eaten here it has been very hard to get served promptly and I've had to wander into the corridor to ask for service. Once when I did this, the waiters were just stood in the corridor chatting. Disgracefully, one time I was eating here I was with someone who has a severe gluten allergy. The menu boasted that they could cater for people with allergies, so when we asked for the gluten free menu the waitress returned with a grubby copy of the same menu with almost everything scribbled out messily, leaving just one dish from each course available. Even worse, each time the waitress delivered the dish there was something on the plate that contained gluten! EVEN WORSE THAN THAT, when we pointed it out, she took the dish away and brought back the same dish with the item removed, leaving the rest of the plate contaminated and also looking messy. So EVERY TIME we had to point out that cross contamination is possible and she had to go and get the dish re-made from scratch. This is ridiculously dangerous and lazy service, and could easily have hospitalised the customer. There was never an apology or any display of consideration and to have it happen three times in one meal is just horrific. Finally, none of the staff seem to know how to serve properly. Sometimes our dishes were passed to us over the heads of other diners, plates were left uncollected once finished and the next course came before the other dishes had been collected, and the staff couldn't grasp why there wasn't any space on the table to lay out the next course. Eventually we had to tidy up our own plates in order to make space while they waited. Lastly, the coffees were all wrong - nobody seemed to know the difference between an espresso and a latte or an americano. I won't be eating here again. It's a huge shame because the sister pub at The Chequers is wonderful. This pub will damage The Chequers' reputation and will likely get shut down if they hospitalise someone else with an allergy and get sued.
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Webbs is the quintessential English garden centre. I've been going for over 25 years and it has consistently improved over the years. It is now an excellent shopping destination for high quality products relating to home, garden and the outdoors. Get here as early as possible, especially during the weekend as it quickly gets busy and the car park can be stressful if you don't like walking. If you don't mind a walk, head straight for the back of the car park as it's much quieter and there are less people in Land Rovers wrestling for spots near the entrance. Explore every nook and cranny inside, as the best bits are hidden away. The Lakeland branch is smaller than many, but still well stocked, while the craft centre has a huge variety of hobby-friendly goods. The food section has lots of local or small-producer produce and a great deal of it is natural or organic. You'll find some quirky and interesting curiosities that make for great gifts. Keep your children away from the pet section unless you want them to pester you for a rabbit for ever and ever. If the weather's good then the tea room is excellent and you can sit outside in the courtyard - it gets busy quickly though. Expect a crowd on sunny weekends in the summer!
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Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Taro is a pretty authentic down to earth Japanese restaurant with an open kitchen and a pretty big range of dishes. Great for a quick and easy lunch - get there as soon after noon as you can because it gets busy quickly. If you're dining alone or as a pair then grab a seat at the bar so you can watch the chefs prepare the food. It's unfussy and simple - good value and relaxed. The bento boxes offer a good selection - their ramen and curries seem to be the most popular. The sushi and sashimi also seemed pretty good but if you're going here for one thing then get one of the broths - you won't be disappointed.
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Public - a week ago
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Strange concept - an espresso bar with a vaguely Wild West aesthetic, serving healthy and diverse soul food underneath a hair removal salon. It works though, and heralds an era where almost any salon or shop on the high street could be augmented with an espresso bar up front. The food menu is eye-opening. Classical brunch options are all modified with some healthy twists. You can have waffles, but they're sourdough and come with peanut cream and blueberry jam. You can have a croissant, but it includes chorizo spread and pickled cucumber. You can have devilled eggs, but they come with mimosa, kimchi and watercress. I went for the avocado - literally half an avocado with a soft-boiled egg, bonito flakes and a mixed salad. It was super tasty and also quite healthy. This is definitely the best way to step slightly out of your comfort zone. I mean that literally, because you can have your comfort zone waxed off in the Ministry of Waxing and Browhaus upstairs. The coffee is good - it's not going to win an award any time soon but it's definitely of a very high standard. The beans allegedly come from Melbourne, which is a long way for beans to come in my opinion. There are better roasters closer to home. That said, it's perfectly acceptable. The tea is also very good. Tastes like a unique blend. This is my new favourite place for brunch on King's Road, and I'll definitely be coming here again. Not for a wax though - honest.
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