So it was news to me that a Scottish chef, Jamie Scott, had won Masterchef 2014.But what I do listen out for is reliable feedback about developments on the food scene, and when friends flagged up that the Newport Hotel had changed hands and had a good new chef in Jamie Scott, I sat up and paid attention.Now, Newport is a charming place, and the hotel is an interesting enterprise.Painted white and elephant grey, it’s a stone’s throw from the beach.Even on a grey, moody Sunday the restaurant was a nice place to be, and lunch, if you can get a booking – we had to wait until 3.15pm – is a genuine bargain: £30 for three courses, including a free glass of champagne, and nibbles that amounted to a starter in themselves.All prime ingredients too, quite different from the low-effort, cheap-ingredient fixed price menus that you’ll encounter elsewhere.READ MORE: * Tom Hiddleston mercilessly mocked by fans for his I Heart T. top * Tom Hiddleston declares love for Taylor Swift with T-shirt choice * Tom Hiddleston tells Taylor to 'turn a blind eye to haters' * Calvin Harris thinks it's 'laughable' that Taylor Swift has already met the parents - reports * Chinese website forced to shut down 'insurance policy' for Taylor Swift's love life * Taylor Swift locks lips with Tom Hiddleston at the beach * Calvin Harris breaks silence on Taylor Swift split * Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris 'more friends than lovers' And that was before Hiddleston declared his love by means of fake tattoo and vest, both bearing Swift's initials, while they frolicked in the sea last weekend, prompting ridicule on social media.
Because it felt very fragile, it felt very tentative. And so, you know, I think a lot of relationships can be very solid and that's kind of what you hope for, for it to be solid and healthy but that's not always what you get.
Swift, 26, has a well-documented history of dressing to co-ordinate aesthetically and spiritually with her current beau.
For example, in 2012, while enjoying a brief liaison with Conor Kennedy - Kennedy as in that lot, yes - Swift adopted a sartorial style which involved full-skirted sun dresses, shoulder-shrugged cardigans, and high-waisted bikini bottoms, invoking a 1950s First Lady.
And it always felt like, 'Okay, what's the next road block? How long do we have before this turns into just an awful mess and we break up? And it doesn't mean that it's not special and extraordinary just to have a relationship that's fragile and somehow meaningful in that fragility." So we still don't know 100% that she's talking about Haz but, ah, she kinda doesn't need to.
After spilling some MAJOR tea, she then performed an acoustic version of the song and it'll seriously give you ALL the feels...