Chel-Ski Ski-Fit

 

Skiing and fitness go hand-in-hand, needless to say if you don’t have a reasonable level of fitness then skiing is going to be difficult, trust me I learnt that the hard way.

 

 

Chel-Ski in Fulham have introduced a new exercise class that teams Core & Strength Exercises with practical indoor slope experience, so not only are you getting some slope time in you’re also throwing some additional cardio in there for good measure.

Get 2 taster sessions, fully qualified tutor included, for 20 quid here.

 

 

The Time:  Tuesdays and Saturdays 8am-9am & 9am-10am

The Place:  4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, London SW6 2EJ

Price:  2 trial classes for £20

Contact:  chel-ski.uk email: info@chel-ski.uk

 

 

 

 

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Arancini Brothers Risotto Balls

So two men named Dave walk into a kitchen, sounds like the beginning of a hilarious joke but it’s what happens everyday at Arancini Brothers. The two owners, big Dave and little Dave, while in Australia were trained by Sicilian chefs to create ‘delizioso’ risotto balls, or Arancini for short, you just learnt something…you’re welcome.

Rice cooked with onions, garlic, herbs and vegetable stock are then flavoured with a variety of cheeses, parsley and lemon (vegan options available on request), then fried to perfection.

Once prepared the risotto balls can be order in wraps, burgers, stew bowls or by themselves as a tasty snack 

With locations on Old Street, Kentish Town, Dalston and a food van that regular visits local food markets you have NO EXCUSE not to try them out.

 

The Time & Place:

115A Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8PB | Mon – Fri 8am -9.30pm, Sat – Sun 9.30am – 9.30pm

592 Kingsland Road, Dalston, London E8 4AH | Everyday including Bank Holidays 10am – 10pm

42 Old Street, London EC1V 9AE | Mon – Fri 9.30am – 10pm, Closed weekends.

 Price:  Start from £4

Contact:  arancinibrothers.com

 

 

 

 

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The Potato Project

 

I used to eat jacket potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, not baked beans or ever butter, olive oil, very odd and not very imaginative, thankfully the guys at The Potato Project are here to help, especially if you’re failing at food like I am. 

Available on the menu combinations such as Autumn wild mushrooms + spinach + blue cheese & truffle oil, Thai chicken + coconut & lime curry and The naked potato with butter (just encase you’re a fan of the classics) all available on both sweet and your classic jacket potato.

 

Also available is a side of Sweet potato hummus with pear, Gin & Tonic ice Cream and coffee which, I think, is flirting with me??? 

 

 

 

The Time:  Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

The Place:  

27 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GZ

99 George Street, Unit 30 Boxpark Croydon, CR0 1LD

Price:  Start from £4.20 for a main and £2.60 for a side

Contact:  thepotatoproject.com

 

 

  • Images used from twitter.com/potatoldn
  • Info used from thepotatoproject.com

 

 

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Barnes Film Festive 2017

 

Aspiring young film makers charge your cameras, finalize your scripts and get to filming because the Barnes Film Festive wants to show your movies to the world.

From September 29th – October 1st Barnes will be hosting their second annual festival showcasing the talents of movie makers under the age of 25 from across the Country. The submission deadline for the festival was initially set for September 1st but has been extended to the 15th due to popular demand.

 

A number of workshops, screenings & Q&A sessions along with an Opening Ceremony Gala and Competition Awards Ceremony will be on during the event. click here for the full schedule. 

“Competition will be judged by leading film industry professionals, and will be screened during the Festival. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded, during the Festival”

 

So if movies are the name of your game then head over to Barnes for tips on how to get into the Industry.

 

The Time:  29th Sept – 1st Oct

The Place:  Various location around Barnes

Price:  Tickets for the event start from £4, click here to purchase.

Contact:  barnesfilmfestival.com for details on how to submit your films click here.

 

 

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bombayrotti Baker Street

You’re in Baker Street, it’s lunch time and you feel like something a little different, then take your backside over to Bombayrotti.

An new style of eatery that serves Indian food with a modern twist. Rottipizzas, Rotti Rolls (Bombayrotti’s version of a Kathi Roll) and Indian Burritos are a some of the treats on offer, a few of which being suitable for vegans & vegetarians so all can enjoy

So if you’re in need of a bite but don’t have time to seat and eat then go grab a burrito to go, Indian style.

 

The Time:  Mon – Wed 11am – 7pm,  Thurs – Fri 11am – 10pm & Sat 12 – 10pm

The Place:  74 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TB

Price:  Start from £4

Contact:  bombayrotti.com

 

 

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London Improv Theatre

I cannot act, there isn’t an inch of me that should be on stage or in front of a camera (unlike a friend of mine who is A brilliant actor, I hate her!), the thought of improv literally scares me into a sweaty panic attack, but there’re those crazy bastards who thrive on that type of adrenaline, step forward the London Improv Theatre.

 

 

Established in 2016 by Jake Lyons, the theatre plays host to Improv performances such comedy, sketches, music and even magic, oh how I love me a bit of magic.

A number of performances are on over September including an acoustic showcase (showcase performances are on the first Saturday of each month) , ‘Scared Scriptless’ where the participates improvise scenes based on audience suggestions and ‘The Magicians Showcase’ which I may well attend myself (love me a bit of magic).

If you’re after an evening of impromptu theatre, or in the mood to joy in yourself, pop on over to Swiss Cottage, it won’t disappoint.

 

 

The Time:  Varies

The Place:   London Improv Theatre, 104-A Finchley Road, Londnon, NW3 5JJ

Tickets:  Prices vary but generally start from £5/6 in advance.

Contact:  londonimprovtheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Street Sweets

 

Sweetie lovers rejoice (& pre-book an appointment with your dentist) a street market dedicated to all things sugar, pastry and cake has made a temporary home on Covent Garden’s Mercer Street.

 

Just desserts is a fortnightly street market selling a variety of cakes, brownies, tarts, pavlovas, gelato, basically everything you might want as an after meal treat (because no meal is truly complete without a dessert). 

So if you have an addiction to the white powder (SUGAR, I’m talking about sugar!) or just feel like checking out a new market head on over to Covent Garden. Why not, right :0)

 

Dates: August 24th & September 14th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Where: Mercers Walk, Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9QR

contact: Twitter @justdessertsldn

 

* info used from Londonontheinside.com, Eventbrite.com

* images used from twitter.com

 

 

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Smart Birdy Street

Fancy generating some electricity while breathing in cleansed air, doing a bit of shopping all on your lunch break, then head over to Bird Street.

Located next to Selfridges Oxford Street, Bird Street has been transformed into a techie smart oasis.

A row of pop up shops and eateries where Good Mood Food, smoothies, environmentally friendly & tech based accessories can be purchased.

 

Smart paving that helps generate power for the pop up shops & street lights (plus data collecting).

 

Andddd a bench that purifies the air around you while you sit in it, to help clear the lunges and the soul.

 

All surrounded by greenery & peaceful sounds to make your lunch break a serine experience, before you head back to the madness of the office. Perfect.

 

 

  • Images used taken by one’s self
  • Info used from birdstldn.com and pavegen.com

 

 

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Hotchips and Dips

I love crisps (or chips depending on which side of the Atlantic you identify with), you love crisps, everybody loves crisps. Beautiful pieces of potato based kit covered in tasty flavourings, created to elevate that most evil of beasts, the hunger pang.

But don’t you sometimes long for more than salt & vinegar treats?

What about Shetland Black spud chips served with Lemon Tart & Raspberries Pudding Dip, or Highland Burgundy Heritage Potatoes paired with a Baba Ghanoush (a smoky aubergine dip with lemon & garlic) Savoury dip, sound good, then get your backside over to HipChips in Soho.

 

Available to the adventurous are a number of seasonal heritage potatoes with a selection of savoury & sweet dips, to be paired you see fit.

HipChips Menu

So go forth crisp lover and experience everything thy potato has to offer.

 

 

 

 

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Mandira Yoghurt Bar

 

I hadn’t realized yoghurt had become cool again, and no I’m not talking about frozen yoghurt (yeah, I know, that was cringe…leave me alone!)  But apparently it has, and Mandira in Covent Garden are leading the charge in yoghurt food couture.

On offer are a variety of sweet and savoury bowels, soups, chips with dips and yoghurt sandwiches, which I didn’t even know were a thing but then came to my senses!

 

 

Menu attached below.

 

So if you have a thing for yoghurt get your backside over to Covent Garden, just try not harm the tourists who will inevitably get in your way…they don’t know any better.

 

  • The Time:  Mon – Fri 7.30am – 7pm, Sat – Sun 9am – 7pm
  • The Place:  78B Long Acre St. Covent Garden WC2E 9NG, London
  • Booking:   Just show up, life is to short for table bookings!
  • Contact:  www.mandiralondon.com

 

 

 

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