Every single mouthful was sublime: again, I am a convert to Mr Rhodes. Highlight of the meal for me was the pine nut crusted cod, celeriac puree, brandade croquette and chutney sauce. A desert of peanut butter parfait, banana and lime sorbet and salted caramel melted well on the same plate. … [Read more...] about Something for the weekend? The Cumberland Hotel, London’s bit of Vegas
Auntie Anne's: Get a buy-one-get-one-free offer by downloading the chain's free mobile app and joining the free rewards program, according to the company's Facebook page. … [Read more...] about National Pretzel Day: Freebies at Auntie Anne’s and Cumberland Farms on Thursday
What the markets are now waking up to is the fact that, as Tom Stevenson puts it in The Daily Telegraph: “We have forgotten the simple truth that ultimately you can only spend what you earn”.And that’s not a situation that can be remedied simply by slashing interest rates. Banks have stopped lending to one another, but that’s not because of a lack of money in the system – anything but. The Fed has been cutting rates and delivering ‘liquidity injections’ for several months now. In the words of Bob Eisenbeis of Cumberland Advisors, “If this were a simple liquidity problem the actions that the Fed has taken would have dealt with the problems by now”. … [Read more...] about How to play it safe amid the market chaos
All in all, there’s a fair amount to think about before you plough on with plans to let out a property to holidaymakers. And if you don’t buy your FHL before 1 April this year, then you will be liable to the chancellor’s 3% surcharge to stamp duty on second homes. That said, popping into a property every few weeks for certain periods over the year is likely to be no more stressful than dealing with the tenants of a buy-to-let property – so if you were already keen to try your hand as a landlord, these aspects of holiday letting are unlikely to put you off. … [Read more...] about Investing in property: Are holiday lets worth the slog?
Many years ago, Anderson was struck by the notion of setting a scene to British composer Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood). In Moonrise, Sam and Suzy first meet at a rehearsal for a community production of that opera. “Noah’s Flood became a bit of a motif,” he says, “and it grew, it just became something is kind of…wet throughout the whole story. One idea connects to the other and you start to stitch it together. I thought, ‘Let’s keep doing Britten.’ So I started listening to more and more Britten and we ended up with several other pieces. It goes from the sort of chance inspiration of ‘I have this piece of music that is making me think of this scene and connect to this other thing I’ve got in mind’ to ‘Let’s do some research and see is there more here to work with.'” … [Read more...] about Moving Storyboards And Drumming: Wes Anderson Maps Out The Peculiar Genius Of “Moonrise Kingdom”