Amsterdam! Ah, I return to this city like I might return to an old favourite pair of socks I can’t bear to get rid of. This month I returned for my 8th visit. Emi and I had 3 days away from work and our usual hustles and bustles, and despite toying with the idea we … Continue reading Amsterdam: A City of Contrasts
My grandad is legitimately a legend; he is the epitome of epic. He is well known in his local community - a popular man with a huge heart, but at the same time you certainly wouldn’t want to mess with him. 'Pop' has the most incredible, contagious fits of giggles and a smile which would … Continue reading The Narwhal of Wouldham
My commute into work is usually a mundane affair. I board a London Underground tube train at my Central Line suburban station, I read some news or write a little, maybe play a game on my phone or listen to music until I must change trains at Stratford for the Jubilee Line. 20 minutes after … Continue reading Tetunde and the Tainted Scrabble Debacle!
I’m lucky to know some amazing chefs. I’m even luckier in that some of them are willing to share some of their recipes with me. I get to eat a whole range of amazing dishes, from traditional British dishes to superb Indian curries and delicious Italian classics. In this post, I’d like to share with … Continue reading Jamaican Jerk Pork Shoulder
Any overview discussion of the wonderful pop music of the 60’s must include references to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, arguably the two most stellar names from a surfeit of famous acts. To understand the influence of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and British pop music in general during the early 60’s, an … Continue reading The Story of the ‘Mockers’ and ‘Shakers’ of Latin American Music in the 60’s
From time to time I like to don my chef’s hat and cook something special. I’m always on the lookout for excellent food and ingredients – especially something I’ve never tried that I know will be delicious or an old favourite given a gastronomic twist. I was given this recipe by an Italian caterer who … Continue reading Delizioso! Swordfish Arrabbiata with Capers
Boxing is one of my great passions. That is to say I am a fan and a pundit - but not a participant. It is a sport that I find to be so beautifully simple yet unfeasibly complicated all at once – what can be simpler than punching someone and trying not to get punched? … Continue reading The Sweet Science: Thoughts and opinions and a question for the connoisseurs!