Blythe’s Verdict It was with great enthusiasm that I read of ’s enticing January offer, where you can come and dine in one of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants, and once you’re done you can PAY WHAT YOU WANT for the food! It took little persuasion to sign-up our St Fillan’s chums and the freshly returned MJ …

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As you may have noticed, I haven’t been paying too much attention to the notions of “dieting” or “detoxing” this January, but that doesn’t mean that I eschew healthier options entirely. Today, for example, we toddled along to the Baked Potato Shop, at the top of Cockburn Street. People inform me that it’s been there …

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Today was an incredibly exciting day, for three reasons. Firstly, MJ was soon to be back in the country, after her trip home to the Alabamian homestead for the holidays. Secondly, I was meeting Phil for lunch, of which more exciting details, later. And thirdly, I got to visit Seadogs, the seafood restaurant from “” …

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Beautiful place settingsTuesday night, Korean food, and a table load of lovely food geeks. Sounds like the perfect recipe for January merriment, to me. I listened to a really interesting radio programme (Radio Four/World Service, can’t quite remember which one), the other day, about the key cultural influencer role that South Korea is playing in …

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“January is the cruellest month, breeding detox out of the dead land. Memory and desire for chocolate, stirring. Instead dull roots, fad diets, with winter rain.” There’s nothing like murdering a bit of Eliot to start the year, I say. Another option might be to take advantage of the some of the great deals and …

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