Alvear PX Solera 1927 Montilla – Cambridge Wine Merchants

With autumn well and truly upon us, it’s time for big, hearty, warming wines with seasonal food to match. For mains, that means seasonal game dishes and stews – but spare a thought for filling, indulgent puddings with some bonfire night smoke, spice and warmth. If you need a wine to … Continue reading

The 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes

The Ig Nobel Prizes reward scientific achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. The 2011 ceremony was filled with coffee, chemistry, opera singers and paper aeroplanes, apparently. And awards went to: Failed Doomsday Predictions, Beer-Loving Beetles, Effects of a Full Bladder on Decision-Making, The “Theory of … Continue reading

Farmers’ Market at Cambridge Hotel du Vin

At the weekend, I stopped by Cambridge’s Hotel du Vin for their farmers’ market and barbecue event, organised by the hotel to showcase some of their various food and drink suppliers with both samples and produce to buy. We were greeted at the entrance by roasting chestnuts and an array … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: Kim Kardashian‘s Fairytale Wedding

Two months after what some folks call the marriage of the year between Reality Star Kim Kardashian and Basketballer Kris Humphries, viewers finally got a look behind the scenes to spicy footage leading up to the couple’s big day. The 2 part series aired on The E Channel on Sunday … Continue reading

Some Perspective Before Poland Please…

As I write, journalists across the country are frantically sharpening their pencils. The back pages of our papers will soon be awash with column upon column of conjecture, forecasting the fate of the England team at next year’s European Championship. What we will witness from the media over the coming … Continue reading

Buyers Guide: First Class Cuppa

The Stamp Collection is the chic creation of Gift Republic, a multi award-winning gift company who produce mugs bearing designs using iconic Royal Mail stamps. This is the ideal gift if you’re looking for something quirky and unusual for a friend or loved one. They look so beautiful that it’ll be … Continue reading

ENTJ – The Field-Marshall / General

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about personality type and characteristics of an ENTJ. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website www.sloansw.com I have been asked to elaborate on each personality type with a few characteristics and examples for each. … Continue reading

Belgo – Belgian for Beer, Mussels and More Beer

Belgium – famous for beer, Belgian chocolate, Hercule Poirot, and earlier this year it achieved the record for the country with the longest time without a government in modern history. But before the political deadlock, Belgium was also famous for its national dish of moules et frites – otherwise known … Continue reading

Buyers Guide: Kumar’s Curry & Bumbu Sauces

New to the UK is the most amazing range of curry sauces that are like nothing you will have ever tasted before. Kumar’s curry sauces and bumbu’s will give you the true taste of South Asian cuisine in convenient ready-to-use pots that are now available in the UK for home delivery. “Bumbu” … Continue reading

What Has Happened to Sports Stars?

There was a time when sports stars were respected; revered throughout our nation. The likes of Sir Bobby Charlton or JPR Williams gave out a professional, gentlemanly conduct that was seen and loved throughout the country. Now, however, there is little to suggest that our sporting personalities do anything to … Continue reading

CitySocialising Cambridge Events: 17-24 October 2011

City Connect supports the Cambridge events held by CitySocialising Cambridge where you can meet new people, enjoy socialising at events in Cambridge and increase your social circle. We are proud to promote these Cambridge events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Moscow State Circus on Midsummer Common

The Moscow State Circus performance is an adaptation of the Russian novel, ‘Twelve Chairs’, first published in 1928 and written by IIf and Petrov. This satirical novel tells the tale of a family caught in a new soviet regime, which stripped the ruling classes of property and possessions. Like many who remained … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day 2011

City Connect proudly supports World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2011 which raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. The World Health Organisation created World Mental Health Day in 1992 – it has been … Continue reading

CitySocialising Cambridge Events: 10-16 October 2011

City Connect supports the Cambridge events held by CitySocialising Cambridge where you can meet new people, enjoy socialising at events in Cambridge and increase your social circle. We are proud to promote these Cambridge events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in the following Cambridge … Continue reading

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19th October – Irish Pub Drinks & Live Music – London

City Connect supports London events from numerous organisations. We are proud to promote these London events to our City Connect readers making them accessible to all. If you are interested in this London event, either leave a comment below or go to the CitySocialising website. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

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Affordable Celebrity Fall Fashions

Clara Freeman, City Connect’s American correspondent, turns her eye from Entertainment to take a look at what the fashion world is offering Stateside this season. Whether you call it Autumn or “Fall”, get ready for some hot fashion tips from Clara… Okay, I’m sure everyone who’s anyone made an appearance at … Continue reading

Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas, the UK’s only arts, humanities and social sciences festival, occurs throughout Cambridge during 19-30th October. There are more than 160 free events for all ages, which last year attracted over 9,000 visitors. World-class speakers, celebrity writers and leading academics will be on hand to engage, explain … Continue reading