Apologies for the recent radio silence, the result of a festive season packed with childcare and fairly bereft of Internet access. Most of it has been spent in the Lake District, with an extended brood of in-laws, and as such has been merrily sociable but largely lacking not only in opportunities for online action but also in decent food and exciting alcoholic beverages. Cumbria’s thrilling larder has remained unraided. We haven’t even made the short journey down the road to Cartmel, home of dazzling gastronomic cabaret l’Enclume. Hell, I haven’t even set foot in Booths.
Tonight, though, we return to London, and a packed wine rack awaits. New year detox? Not here, mate.