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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 - 390 - Page 3
What do you think the Wicked Witch of the West was like before she got to the stage with the winged monkeys, the 'my... [more]
27/09/2006 - 28/04/2012
Noël Coward had a wickedly clever mind, and in the case of Blithe Spirit, a rather black sense of humour. Especiall... [more]
02/03/2011 - 18/06/2011
There aren't many crime thrillers that run for 20 years in the West End. To run that long a play has to be good enoug... [more]
01/04/2011 - 17/12/2011
If the juggernaut of Google holds any sway with you then the fact that Chicago, the musical is the third result that... [more]
04/01/2011 - 28/01/2012
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical might be about a bunch of blokes who like to dress up like birds etc., but... [more]
23/03/2009 - 07/01/2012
Les Miserables, or Les Mis., or Les Miz, depending on your background, is a lot more than just the West End's longest ru... [more]
01/03/2011 - 30/04/2012
Most of us have heard the tale of Simba's struggle to own his heritage and rise to power in his father's paw-prints, but... [more]
01/04/2011 - 07/01/2012
Alright, so it's not actually called "Phantom 2", but that doesn't mean that it isn't. Like all good sequels, at the ... [more]
10/03/2010 - 14/02/2012
I say, old fellow, there's something particularly amusing about that production of The 39 Steps that they're playing i... [more]
"The phantom of the opera is here – inside your mind." Or at least in the minds of many people, as the musical, The P... [more]
If you know about ballet, you'll know that the Russian ballet companies have their own way of doing things. They're p... [more]
20/07/2011 - 13/08/2011
The Royal Court manages to be edgy, yet still a part of that prestigious group of London theatres - the ones with all th... [more]
I consider myself an art lover. And not only that I think it's a brilliant investment – after all you can't sit at home... [more]
Even if you haven't been to Thailand it's likely you've been forcibly introduced to the pleasures of Pad Thai by a frien... [more]
The fish finger may be a humble food-stuff in the grander scheme of things, but sometimes it is all you fancy: in a butt... [more]
Most of the time my girlfriend, Lara, is the one I turn to for support in a crisis of any kind. We see eye to eye on ma... [more]
Spring in traditional Japan, like many other places and eras, was a time to get outside and enjoy the best blooming na... [more]
Most toffee apple recipes recommend using butter, and mixing a sort of English-style-toffee. But using these recipes ... [more]
Cambridge is a beautiful old university town that still looks very much the part; with cobbled, bike lined streets tha... [more]
How ever nice your home is, bare walls can make it look unfinished – but where can you see a whole lot of affordable art... [more]
13/10/2011 - 16/10/2011
Yes, it's real, and yes, Shrek the Musical is coming to London. To the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. When you think a... [more]
Chocolate, caramel and shortbread are all well and tasty on their own, but layer them all together and you have one of t... [more]
A leisurely breakfast is one of life's true luxuries. In a busy world there never feels like enough time to set the tab... [more]
This is the game that Alice plays in Wonderland, against the Queen of Hearts, who's seen fit to provide her with a flami... [more]
If you've never 'met' a fat ball before, don't let the title put you off. I'm not suggesting anything insalubrious or un... [more]
Apart from the monarchy there's naught that's much posher than polo. Or that's the general impression people have of ... [more]
It's the Swiss who we have to thank for muesli. And hippies for spreading its joys worldwide in the 60s. Before that o... [more]
Finding perfect vintage pieces takes commitment. And sorting through racks in specialist vintage stores and boutiques c... [more]
Bowls and boules are similar, but not as similar as they sound. One of the main differences in these two ball games is ... [more]
It's that hump time of winter when it feels like it's been winter forever and you're never going to see the sun EVER aga... [more]
05/02/2011 - 06/03/2011
Independent coffee shops and cafes might be a little bit riskier when it comes to coffee quality, but if they look a... [more]
Covent Garden Market is in the heart of Theatreland, so you'd expect the quality of busking here to be exceptional. And... [more]
Soup is one of the easiest meals to make. You cook things and mush them all around together with stock – what could be ... [more]
I don't know a lot about the saints, but I know what I like, and for me St. Patrick is a favourite. Born in the 4th... [more]
They teach you so many things at school, and while it might be the bits about reading and writing that are going to be m... [more]
Big zoos are all well and good with their hundreds of animals and grand enclosures, but there's a place for smaller zo... [more]
If you haven't heard of Hydro Zorbing before have you heard of Aqua Sphereing? Even if neither name rings a bell, Aqu... [more]
Horse racing has always been the sport of kings, and nowhere is it more regal than at Ascot. Only a short journey from ... [more]
Kensington Palace is a place without a formal address. It's sort of 'on the edge of Hyde Park before you get to the f... [more]
Let me be bold and ask you a question: when the word design is mentioned what do you think of? Do you run though a ment... [more]
If you've seen National Velvet then you'll know something of the excitement of the Grand National. But however engagi... [more]
Three headline facts about this WeekEnd Note: 1.) The Mousetrap has been running in London's West End for 59 years. C... [more]
Most people hear about Lowlander from a friend who's an aficionado of the amber brew (beer, if it's not your tipple)... [more]
Obviously the food is a pretty big reason to visit a restaurant, but it's not the only reason. There's also the ambienc... [more]
However often you tell people that London is your spiritual home and you wouldn't live anywhere else, we all still reach... [more]
The Old Cinema in Chiswick is more of an institution than just an antique furniture store. No, that would be selling it... [more]
Can you believe it but Disney has graced us with the joy and laughter of 50 animated feature length gems, from the innoc... [more]
30/01/2011 - 31/12/2011
This might seem like a suggestion for the little ones, which it is sort of, but Mr. Punch and his wife don't always play... [more]
Up until recently I thought Punch was the name of a pretty specific drink. To my reckoning, Punch was mostly to be re... [more]
Let's face it, the Queen has a pretty nice spread. I wouldn't mind living in Buckingham Palace. Of course it's centr... [more]
There aren't many people who ever make it backstage at the Royal Opera House, but many of us harbour dreams of getting... [more]
Do you consider yourself to be a modern day flaneur? Someone who sees interesting things in the world around them, thin... [more]
01/02/2011 - 11/10/2011
I don't know if teaphernalia is a word, but it is an effective way to describe the wares of The Tea House. As they want... [more]
This is going to be one of the big Barbican exhibitions of 2011 – one of those that engages of many levels and that fill... [more]
03/03/2011 - 22/05/2011
The Tea Box invite all who are potty about tea to come and appreciate its charms properly. There are two ways that they... [more]
François Truffaut's films are at the top of the new wave. He was a critic and a critical thinker, then turned film make... [more]
01/02/2011 - 12/03/2011
Norman Rockwell is frequently called 'one of the best known' American artists of the 20th Century – the person who wrote... [more]
15/12/2010 - 27/03/2011
Yes, Shakespeare's The Tempest is an English play though and though, but Cheek by Jowl has a Russian sister company, so ... [more]
07/04/2011 - 16/04/2011
What is it about shops/ cafes/ restaurants that specialise in sausages having suggestive names? When you look up "Bange... [more]
Trailer Happiness is he kind of place you would have wanted to run if you were a kid growing up in the 60s. It's kitsch... [more]
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