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Young and coffee in varying degrees, Kat is currently Editor of London based travel review website World Reviewer, and works for Nestoria Australia. Prior to this she was other things. One of those was a dinosaur, another a princess.

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My WeekendNotes - 391 - Page 2
During the recent TUC anti-spending cuts protests in London, some protesters 'occupied' Fortnum & Masons, a department... [more]
Lucy in Disguise would be more aptly named Lily in Disguise (though I think we all get the Beatles reference). Lily f... [more]
A lido, in the UK at least, is a public outdoor pool. What swim? Outside? In London? Are you having a laugh? No, Lo... [more]
If you live in Perth, and even if you're just visiting, Kings Park, up there on 'the mount', can easily become a bit o... [more]
Ladurée just opened a little indoor-outdoor cafe type thing in Covent Garden. Which was a very pleasant surprise, and... [more]
Whoever named Circus bar/restaurant/venue was slightly off. It's far more 'cabaret' than 'circus', what with the caba... [more]
What? And how do you say that? Are the first responses from most people when I suggest we meet at The Albannach.... [more]
Promising date? Special occasion deserving of something a bit swankier? You might want to consider the Bingham Bar, ... [more]
Ballet. In a stadium? Ah, but it's not just any ballet: Romeo and Juliet, with the bombastic score by Prokofiev, is ... [more]
17/06/2011 - 19/06/2011
Is The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh a black comedy or a bleak tragedy? Or does it really matter? The impor... [more]
20/07/2011 - 02/09/2011
This is probably the easiest recipe ever. If you know how to turn your oven on and can chop something vaguely then you'... [more]
Teamed with freshly made (or heated up) Turkish bread, tzatziki doth make a meal. But if you add a lamb kebab or two, s... [more]
This is a note about the bookshop, not about the song by Bob Dylan, but there's probably a connection between the two if... [more]
I'm beginning to come to the conclusion that there are two kinds of bookshops. There are probably actually a lot more... [more]
Without being rude, if you don't know who Tracey Emin is – and you're over 16 – then this review probably isn't for yo... [more]
27/05/2011 - 29/08/2011
A fixie bike is one with no gears, and no freewheel, meaning that you can't do that thing where you stop peddling and ... [more]
Sounds like "ice cream extremists" doesn't it? Well there's a reason for that. Intention. The guys from The Icecr... [more]
DIY fashion is in ladies, and I don't mean sporting a builder's bum and paint splatters in your hair - I'm talking mak... [more]
The Thames: you might think that she's a lady in her dotage now, heavy with silt and all that carrying things up and dow... [more]
How do you, as a cool cat who's interested in the latest in art and design, lay your hands on the work of one of the up ... [more]
19/06/2011
What was it about dancers that so captivated Edgar Degas? What made him almost base his career around capturing of th... [more]
17/09/2011 - 11/12/2011
A couple of years ago I fell in love. Her name was Esmeralda and she resided right on the canal in Maida Vale. I met h... [more]
Even if you picked your furniture up cheap from Ikea, or from a second hand store, and you have prints on your walls ins... [more]
With a tagline like: Many a good hanging prevented a bad marriage, you know you're in for an evening of mirth at The B... [more]
23/06/2011 - 23/07/2011
There are a lot of good things about the UK, but not even the staunchest Anglophile would argue that weather should be i... [more]
It's nice to take a stroll by the river Thames as it goes through its rather sleepy business waddling and flapping past ... [more]
If you find yourself hankering after a juicy burger every now and then but are worried about your figure then this rec... [more]
Streams of people come into London every day – if you're a local you'll know this first hand as you'll have been stuck... [more]
The cheapest way to put a roof over your head in this, one of the world's most expensive cities, is house sitting. This... [more]
Nice, shiny new things is what you want when it comes to electronic equipment, but some things improve with age and de... [more]
There's nothing like fashion gluttony to make you feel good, the thrill of the find, the additional thrill when you try ... [more]
This is the ultimate multi-purpose recipe. It's quick, really, really easy, and very tasty. It will impress your veg... [more]
You: So, Kat, where will I meet you for that drink you promised me? Me: How 'bout on The Boat? You: What do you mea... [more]
One of the nicest things about Britain is its cosy size, which means that you can travel from one of the world's largest... [more]
There are all sorts of reasons you might need to consult the services of an establishment that hires out fancy dress cos... [more]
One of my friends recently mentioned to me that they'd taken a date to the Sir John Soane Museum. I was surprised at th... [more]
Anything for an excuse to click on a link to 'The Village Bike' eh? Well in this case the link won't take you to a p... [more]
24/06/2011 - 26/07/2011
What happens when you mash up a playwright from 18th Century Venice, The Who and the portly gent from Gavin and Stacey... [more]
17/05/2011 - 26/07/2011
Marlowe at the Globe? Surely he and Shakespeare were competitors as well as contemporaries? Or are you one of the cons... [more]
18/06/2011 - 02/10/2011
2011 seems to be the year for Hamlets, the West End is rife with them, the National did one, the Globe has one coming ... [more]
16/06/2011 - 20/08/2011
None of Shakespeare's lovers have tongues quite so witty as those of Beatrice and Benedick as they banter their way in... [more]
16/04/2012 - 03/09/2011
Hamlet is a popular play at the moment. Not sure if it's the dark times, or just a general penchant for ghosts, but the... [more]
01/04/2011 - 09/07/2011
There is nothing like a dame, nothing in the world. There is nothing you can name that is anything like a dame. Espe... [more]
15/08/2011 - 01/10/2011
A tenner is a hard enough thing to borrow in these austere times, but a tenor might be an even more difficult commodit... [more]
02/06/2011 - 19/11/2011
Of all the films ever made, Ghost, the hit film from 1990 in which Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, the ghost, share t... [more]
22/06/2011 - 28/01/2012
This year Regent's Park is going Crazy for You; which is nice isn't it. The people behind the brilliant Open Air Thea... [more]
28/07/2011 - 10/09/2011
Cause célèbre is a French term that translates to, as you probably guessed, something along the lines of 'famous cause'.... [more]
17/03/2011 - 11/06/2011
I can't help it but for some reason I'm wary of anything that seems to have given itself an exclamation mark. It auto... [more]
01/04/2011 - 30/04/2012
Surreally brilliant, Franz Kafka wrote some of the world's most questioning and questing tales. Including one entitled ... [more]
19/05/2011 - 11/06/2011
If you thought Russian dramas were all emotionally draining sagas involving people with a thousand nicknames then you're... [more]
02/06/2011 - 09/07/2011
If you know anything at all about music you'll have guessed from the title that this musical is based around the music o... [more]
Who among us wouldn't like to take a jaunt down the yellow brick road toward the shimmering towers of the Emerald City... [more]
01/04/2011 - 17/09/2011
What do you get when Cash jams with Blue Suede Shoes? And what would it sound like if Elvis did the vocals for See yo... [more]
01/04/2011 - 28/04/2012
Stomp is difficult to categorise, it's its own animal. It doesn't have any singing or words, it's got loads of music b... [more]
01/04/2011 - 16/10/2011
Not all TV shows and films spin off well onto the stage. But Yes, Prime Minister is just as hilarious on stage as it ... [more]
01/04/2011 - 17/09/2011
What is it about pigs that make them so charming? One minute they're filthy in a field, snouts in the mud rooting aro... [more]
01/04/2011 - 22/10/2011
The advertising for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg says it's a French romance that just happens to be sung. There are seve... [more]
01/04/2011 - 21/05/2011
How would you feel if you knew someone had placed a bet with a mate that they could 'make something' of you? You'd ... [more]
01/04/2011 - 03/09/2011
Blood Brothers isn't a tap shoes and feathers kind of a musical, it's a hard hitting social drama discussing the old n... [more]
01/04/2011 - 30/11/2011
Billy Elliott is a boy with a dream. This is a normal sort of opening line for describing the plot of a musical. But... [more]
31/03/2005 - 17/12/2011
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