Dad checks out Marcus Wareing’s Tredwell’s in Covent Garden

Dad has had great meals at chef Marcus Wareing’s 2 Michelin starred restaurant. So, how would the food at Tredwell’s fare? Finding out here


Teddy parachute jumps for charity

A year ago, I got the chance to raise money for charity and also become a parachute jumper like dad. Despite his fear of heights, dad had done a tandem jump on holiday in Cleveland but he couldn’t take me with him on the jump

However, he spotted an advert raising money for Action for Children. They were offering teddy bears the chance to jump off Winchester Cathedral for charity

It started off as a slightly gray day but it was the breeze which was more concerning for us intrepid jumpers. To be fair, the event organiser, Kim used her own teddy for the test jump to make sure it was safe

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Dad eats congee at Hung’s in Chinatown

Dad’s friend was ill recently and dad was extolling the virtues of congee to him

Also known as ‘chook’, congee is the Chinese version of porridge, which is made with rice rather than oats as a base grainIt is cooked beyond the usual level for perfect fluffy rice and becomes watery as the grains break down. It’s perfect sick food as it’s easily eaten and digested. If you’re not feeling great, you can eat it plain but with some soya sauce, sesame seed oil, thinly sliced slivers of ginger heat and spring onion zing, the flavour profile is easily lifted

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