Category Archives: England

Sheesha Surprise!!

Further to my Right Royal Sheesha posting in January. The very next day after posting that story I was involved in a minor car accident where a car ran into the back of mine when we had to stop, relatively quickly, … Continue reading

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Quest Base Camp

Before Ismail and I venture out to “our” sheesha café at the Park Royal, let me tell you about an idea I’ve had to allow you to participate in the quest too. Allow me to introduce you to Quest Base Camp.  … Continue reading

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Just an ordinary café?

Back in 1992, almost twenty years ago to the day, coffee and café culture was almost unknown in Great Britain. When you ordered a coffee, it was typically one type – percolated (aka filter) – and often served in a mug, rather than … Continue reading

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From Kings Cross to Somewhere in Paris

Tea, tea, tea – that was pretty much the choice back then in the England I knew in 1991.  Coffee, if you ordered it, was typically filter stuff – often percolated to hell. You could cover the bitter taste of … Continue reading

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The Cream Tea King of SouthWest England

So the coffee wasn’t cooking, as I progressed my way South towards Tintagel back in 1991 – however the scones were! Hot buttered scones, with a good dollop of raspberry or strawberry jam (preferrably home-made) and a large spoonful of … Continue reading

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Absence of Coffee

It was the tail end of winter, 1991, that I first came to the United Kingdom.  Actually, I thought it was meant to be spring – because it was April after all and I had been told that that was … Continue reading

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