Category Archive: culture


Why would you not take a direct train from London to Lyon passing fields of sunshine yellow rapeseed and glimpses of the jade coloured Rhone? Lyon has been on the travel wishlist for… Continue reading


Of the dozen or so gin distilleries in London, here’s three reasons to visit Jensen’s: The gin is good, truly good. Traditional, dry and balanced, it’s perfect straight up or mixed with one… Continue reading

The (new) Tate Modern

      Herzog & de Meuron used a perforated brick lattice to enhance the dynamism of light and geometric form in the new addition to the Tate Modern building.

Pastry Class in Paris

It all started in July 2015. I love eating out and wish that I was extracting more from our meals for my cooking at home but the secret is, I hate cooking. I… Continue reading

Inextinguishable Fire

It’s fireworks season, and to celebrate my friend took me along to see someone set themselves on fire. As we filled the hall, a man was standing very still in his pants. Slowly… Continue reading

Bilbao Airport by Santiago Calatrava

A series of photos from our Spain trip, courtesy of MD, of Bilbao Airport [“the Dove”] designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Rythmic, repetitive structures of glass and concrete play with light, reflection… Continue reading

Live at Montreux!

‘Bring yourself, a passport, and hand luggage’ were my instructions. So of course, my first questions is well ‘what do I pack, what’s the weather’? Immediately followed by ‘wait, don’t tell me I’ll… Continue reading