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Kathmandu Nepalese Restaurant, Peterborough

Previously known as Yeti’s, Kathmandu is in a prime location in the heart of Peterborough’s nightlife scene.   I’d not eaten here before, so when a fellow curry fiend suggested meeting in town we thought Kathmandu would be worth a try.

From the outside it’s hard to get excited about Kathmandu as the restaurant is above the neighbouring shops and lacks a street-level window where you can spy other diners.  Inside and up the stairs though, the dining area is well decorated with what looked like a few little areas on different levels – there’s even a table with cushions should you want to sit a bit closer to the floor! It was midweek so we were seated quickly and got down to the important part Read More…

Virgin Media HD channels

As a long-time Virgin Media V+ customer, I’ve been waiting what seem like forever for them to offer HD channels (the part-time BBC HD doesn’t count in my opinion) and finally it looks like they’ve done it.

I’ve made my feelings quite clear in the past that I thought Virgin’s HD offerings were nothing short of a scam, with zero content other than a handful of on-demand offerings but by August we should have FX, National Geographic, Living and MTV Networks.  The reason I’ve stuck with Virgin Media for all this time though is because the service is generally spot on with only a couple of niggles over the years that have resolved themselves.

In all, this really makes Virgin Media a serious choice for anyone looking for fantastic TV and movie content plus high speed Internet (whispers suggest 50Mbps in the very near future!).  Hopefully they’ll use this momentum to introduce even more channels and not just sit on these for a couple of years more.

Source – TechDigest

Ask, Peterborough micro review

It’s hardly even worth calling this a review; I’m only blogging about Ask because it deserves more than a 140 character twitter and this was my first encounter with an Ask restaurant.

Ok, so Ask is a chain of Italian restaurants selling pizza and pasta.  More upmarket than a Pizza Hut and about the same as a Pizza Express, that much you (probably) know.

What makes my experience of Ask in Peterborough so worthy of a blog post is that the manager actually seemed interested in his customers experiences of the restaurant.  The service was personal but not to the extent of it being creepy and the restaurant building itself is fantastic, being in one of Peterborough’s oldest buildings.  Read More…

Wheelie happy over Peterborough’s Town Bridge

townbridgeI can’t believe it.

After months of warnings being issued by the Police that cycling on pavements is bad m’kay, Peterborough council have gone and quietly painted a white line smack in the middle of the pavement across the Town Bridge.  As everyone knows, the white line creates an invisible shield between dangerous cyclists and vunerable pedestrians.

It’s not a perfect solution however as the pavement markings disappear at the North side of the bridge.  Why this side is so dangerous I’m not sure, can anyone suggest a reason?

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Wedding stationery craft supplies

I’m due to get married next year and as a consequence the house is scattered with wedding magazines full of ideas and inspiration on colour schemes and designs for just about every aspect of the wedding.

To make the day as individual (and save as much money) as possible we’ve thought about making our own wedding stationery – invitations, place settings and so on, so have trawled the web for DIY handmade wedding stationery packs that we can glean ideas from.

We’ll then take a trip over to the new Pondskipper Crafts shop in Peterborough, armed with this crafty know-how and pretty much fill our boots with enough craft supplies to get any ex-Blue Peter presenter into a sweat.

If anyone’s got any tips for wedding stationery, please let me know!

Review of Jim’s Bistro, Peterborough

Finally the much anticipated visit to Jim’s Bistro has happened and in a word, wow! I urge every restaurateur in the area to try out Jim’s and see where you’re going wrong.

As you enter the cosy (ok, small) restaurant you immediately become aware of the lively ambience this place has.  We were all shown to our table  (we’d booked in advance as there was a large group of us) by Kerry and were all soon ordering drinks and browsing the menu.  My only gripe at this point is that the specials menu is written on a mirror which was immediately behind me, making it difficult to read without standing up and walking a couple of feet away, which I did.  No bother really. Read More…

Nokia N95 – The (old) new iPhone killer

Up until last week, my N95 was just “the phone I had”.  It was good at some things, average at others.  Then something happened that made me rethink my opinion on the N95… could it have been an iPhone killer all this time, right here under my nose?  This is my story.

Early last year I was on the hunt for a new mobile phone, writing this and that whilst deliberating which handset ticked all (or most) of my boxes. Read More…

Edoya renamed to Misaki

I’ve been meaning to make a quick blog post about this for a while now, but it slipped my mind.

For whatever reason, Edoya (Peterborough’s damn fine Japanese sushi and noodle bar) has been renamed to “Misaki”.  The staff are the same, the menu’s the same (i.e. bloody fantastic) and well, it’s the same.  Just a different name.

So if you’re struggling to find Edoya, or wonder if Misaki is the same place, then now you know!

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