Monday, 21 June 2021

Optimism at Last - Eataly Opens

 Eataly on Bishopsgate by Liverpool Street Station - everything Italian a foodie may want.

The wonderfully exuberant sweet section

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Waste Less

Gail's clever use of unsold bread as part of a fresh loaf

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Our feelings exactly!

 Goodbye 2020

Welcome to 2021.  Happy New Year

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Happy (Sanitised) Christmas!

Holkham brings festive spirit to its hand sanitisers.  Seasons Greetings to all our readers.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Surfs Up

Eye and customer catching street food mobile plus surfboard menus at Tauranga, New Zealand

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Ironing Table

Fun tabling and ceiling/wall design at New Zealand's Cafe Kaos outside Auckland

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Certainly Memorable

One of the most distinctive cafes we have come across and certainly memorable.
On the main highway halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal in New Zealand

Friday, 20 November 2020

Our 2020 Newsletter

For full clearer copy of what we have been up to over the past twelve months see Turpin Smale Newsletter 2020

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Distinctive Cafe

New Zealand's famous Bugge* Cafe with theming galore!!

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Flip Flop Fun

Flip flop table numbers at AstroLabe Brew Bar in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 October 2020


There is still life out there (just) - Halloween wickedly good treats at Hotel Chocolat.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tea not as we know it

Cannabis herbal tea now appearing in UK cafes

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Bacon and Egg Quiche

Highly visual and appealing bacon and egg quiche cut away section at cafe in Auckland

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Bat Covid Away

Themed hand sanitisers at Wormsley Estate's world-renowned cricket ground.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Balls and Bangles

The Burger - chocolate brownie, spearmint cream and white chocolate at Balls and Bangles doughnut store in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Granny's Pie - Apple pie filling, biscuit crumb, caramel and vanilla bean custard

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Make Your Own Almond Butter

Make your own almond butter in a New Zealand supermarket

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Pineapple Machine

Self-service pineapple cutting machine caught our eye in a supermarket in Wanaka, New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

This famous old New Zealand hotel has a good way of answering tourists' questions - love it.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Queen of Queenstown - Our Cafe of the Year 2020

Bespoke Kitchen - one of the best cafes we visited in Australia and New Zealand and winner of our Cafe of the Year 2020.
Very impressive.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Afghan Biscuits

A true Afghan Biscuit as sold in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Wednesday, 12 August 2020


Superb Bespoke Kitchen Cafe in Queenstown, New Zealand

Excellent in every department - coffee, savoury food, cakes and pastries.