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Charlie Hooson-Sykes
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Writer, freelancer, blogger, crafter, gin and vintage lover
Writer, freelancer, blogger, crafter, gin and vintage lover

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If you drink gin, you’ve more than likely sampled a gin made at the Langley Distillery. With over 350 gins made on site, their own, and those made for other people, it’s a distillery that creates spirits for others, and helps some budding distillers…
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This week John talks about the steps he’s taking to get himself on the right track.  So I buy this nice coat from Jacamo and I’m slowly starting to break in my Church’s boots, ones I’ve had for about ten years and had resoled twice and are basically…
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This post is definitely for the meat eaters – but before I put all vegans and vegetarians off too much, let me just say that though this post is meat filled, there are vegan and veggie options at this venue, I just haven’t tried them. Yet. But for now,…
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This is an odd one to write. I’ve always known, pretty much where I come from.  My parents are both from South Yorkshire. My father’s family primarily north Nottinghamshire/South Yorkshire border, allegedly French in origin. My mum’s similar, but with a…
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Late last year, Chorlton’s Wilbraham Road welcomed it’s own whisky bar, as  Cask and Kiln opened. Gone was the Irish themed sports bar that was Cooper’s, and instead shelves of whisky, craft beer, and a great selection appeared. As someone who lives…
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This week, Ewan talks about taking the time to make a change. I’ve recently started running, not that this is massive news, or article worthy in itself, but the psychological effects of picking up this new hobby has surprised me and made me re-evaluate a…
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It would be very easy to be dismissive of Schweppes.  They’ve been around for a long time – producing fizzy mineral water initally, followed by ginger ale in 1870, tonic water in 1871 and bitter lemon in around 1957. They have dominated the tonic and…
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Judging by how busy the gym was this morning, everything is back to normal for January. And judging by the number of grumpy faces, people barging in the escalator and that sea of commuters off the train that I have to swim through like some daring…
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My visit to 1761 – and for that matter, my visit to Lily’s, as I’ve visited both as paying customer and to review – was surprising for a number of reasons. Firstly, gone is the garish blue lighting, and cold feel of Avalanche, and in it’s place is warmth.…
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The festive period may be over, but my fridge is still groaning and my freezer… Let’s not even go there. In both cases, I know aside from fruit and veg, we don’t really need to buy anything for, well the rest of January at least. Which isn’t so bad given…
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