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Comedy of Errors Over for Easter

What a chock-a-block week! English please, some of you might be asking. I’m afraid it is and for all I know it could be American English, too. These days I am bilingual, but I do occasionally lose the plot where separation of the two languages is concerned.

The point is that this week has been crammed [...]

Missoni Checks out of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a cool city —pretty cobblestoned streets, majestic hills, sweeping valleys, and a smashing choice of fine restaurants.  We loved The Honours. Not much in choice for cafes and bistros, if you ask me, unless you like pizza, pizza and pizza.

I thought we were in Scotland. Still, I love going there, if for no [...]

Dust From Sahara Blows into London

I went to the gym this morning. So what, right? Working out is the big thing nowadays. Beats lying in, that is if you wear a Nike Fuel Band like I do. That’s why I take to the Thames Path three times per week and spend one hour weekly training with an expert.

Of course, racking [...]

Cake Boy Gives Laduree's a Macaron Race

Psst, macaron lovers, read quickly and quietly and whatever you do, don’t tell JR, my trainer, that you heard this from me.  I’ll deny it.

Apparently macarons are touted to become the next big thing in the US. That’s macarons, not macaroons, the popular cookie often made with coconut.

Macarons, made with egg whites, sugar and almond [...]

Leaflet Featured on BBC Radio Now Available

Now available to all visitors, the leaflet Beyond Barren: Putting Childlessness into Perspective served as the backdrop to my interview with BBC London Radio host Jo Good on 19 March.

“It’s a fantastic piece,” the talk show hostess said.

No wonder I have decided to make the piece public, which has been available only to registered [...]