Dad’s review of Smack Lobster Roll, Soho, London

Lobster roll is one of yummiest things if done right. While using a luxury ingredient, the beauty of the dish lies in its simplicity and bringing the simple harmony of a few ingredient into perfect union

Smack Lobster Roll is the little cousin of the Burger & Lobster chain where you can get a whole steamed lobster for £20. Can this restaurant bring the same successful formula of affordable lobster to a more fast food environment? See dad what thought of Smack Lobster Roll here



Travel review: New York Penn Station

New York Penn station was my and dad’s first introduction to Manhattan on our first visit to the Big Apple. To keep costs down, we stayed at a hotel near Newark Airport and took the New Jersey transit train to Penn station, a 25 minute journey

Firstly, to my non-USA readers, this station is huge, occupying several city blocks and spread over several floors. It can be hard to get your orientation as to which exit to head for but its bounded by 7th Ave to the east, 8th Ave to the west, 31st St to the south and 33rd street to the north. The signposting is generally good within the station though dad and I found that the odd route to some subway lines does suddenly disappear

Next fact to note is that the whole station is underground, so you won’t be able to spot it by any grand external facade. However, sitting on top of it is iconic Madison Square Gardens, so just aim for that instead  Continue reading

Travel Review: New York, the Big Apple

I’m continuing my review of my holiday with dad and ‘future mom’ to the USA last summer. After starting in New Jersey, we headed up to New York for a few days

We were all veterans of the Big Apple (interesting article here as to how it acquired that name) but wanted to see a few of the new attractions like the Freedom Tower Observatory and Highline as well as allowing dad to share some of his favourite food with ‘future mom’ as it was their first visit together

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Film Review – The Peanuts Movie

The trouble with trying to bring a book to the big screen is that every reader will have their own visual image of the characters and how their voices sound in their head

Bringing a comic strip to the big screen has the advantage of having the visual images to work with but with so few panels to tell a story, it relies on the power of the reader’s imagination to fill in the action

So, did The Peanuts Movie match up to the mental image that dad, ‘future mom’ and I had built up over years of reading Charles M Schulz’s classic cartoon? Well, we walked out of the cinema with big grins  Continue reading