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24 Mar

A Day In Brighton

On my recent gallivanting through Europe, I decided to spend the day in Brighton.  This prepossessing seaside city in East Sussex has long been a popular day trip for Londoners. The capital was proving her critics right and sulked under grey gloom for weeks. I felt like I needed something a little brighter and so I hopped on a train in search of elusive vitamin D and headed to South East England’s shores. Brighton teeters on the brink between Victorian detail and urbanism. Sadly now known as the homeless capital of the UK, the contrast and grunge of this quirky place is home to artists and sensitive creative types who flock to the mild climate and colourful lanes. The iconic...
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9 Mar

Cereal Killer Cafe

I have long had a love affair with cereal. Frosties and Fruit loops are my Achilles heel. On a recent trip to London, I knew I had a pilgrimage to make.     Identical twins from Belfast, Alan and Gary Keery, were struck with the idea for Cereal Killer Café one hungover morning when the craving for cereal and chocolate milk occurred. They weathered, failed crowd funding and plenty of doubt to bring their vision of 80’s and 90’s nostalgia to light.     Their original Shoreditch space is full of colourful boxes and memorabilia. Accused by some locals of gentrification, the twins prefer to call it economic development in an area where creative ideas work. They have proved their doubters wrong and...
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