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Big Kokka – Sublime Nikkei in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

I did not believe it possible for alimentation to bring a man to tears. Big Kokka proved me wrong.  Whilst savouring the butterfish marinated in miso with pickled Nikkei, I shed a tear. I was not aware, in my meagre experience, that anything so seemingly banal could move me. The fact that this dish was cooked over coals makes it even more extraordinary. Now as I have mentioned before, I don’t like fish – but this was a unique experience. Though it was love at first bite and I have yet to cease thinking about the butterfish, I must...

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Podcast: The Importance of Intention

St Bernard of Clairvaux wrote circa 1150 “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés ou désirs”. From this we have derived a more modern expression, widely used: “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” But is it the thought that counts? How important is intention? The Knights of the Oblong Table return to discuss the meaning of intention and its constituent parts. This will be based on poor recollection of legal intention from my first year criminal law module. From misremembering case law to drag queens and murdering noisome children on airplanes, this podcast has it all! The wise...

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Stacey’s Auto Repairs

Let’s talk about Chris Stacey. Tucked in a narrow alleyway between two semi-detached houses on 35 Dane Rd, Coventry, you’ll find Stacey’s repairs. Resurrecting my car from its sorry state was nothing short of a miracle. For the sake of my insurance company and likely-shaking mother, I’d like to make it clear I was not in an accident. The fact of the matter is, I cannot park to save my life. With my previous job, I drove on average over 1000 miles per month, visiting dozens of department stores and high streets. Needless to say, parking was a nightmare. Some...

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