In London, we are bombarded with sounds, as daily construction work progresses and life in general takes it course, horns honking, sirens screaming, people shouting and so on. Even when I am running, I hear the jingling of bicycle bells and the rustling noise the tires make on the boardwalk.
As I write this blog, the [...]
Having returned to London after a week in St. Lucia, I can’t help but notice the pull of gravity in the air, on the ground, all around me, whereas in St. Lucia, everyone and everything kind of floated through the days and nights.
At the risk of stereotyping the people of St. Lucia, I will say [...]
The Monday before Christmas lived up to its nickname, panic Monday, with last minute shoppers crowding the streets, despite the inclement weather.
Though my day got off to a calm start with a drive to Knightsbridge in record time under a dry, though dreary, sky, it catapulted into chaos by lunchtime with a tedious queue at [...]
George Bernard Shaw is often credited with saying that “England and America are two countries divided by a common language,” although some sources claim it was Oscar Wilde who coined the phrase and others Winston Churchill.
In any case, I’ve never felt the phrase to be more accurate than now, having recently returned from the US [...]
This week, I said a bit of a farewell to Oxford Street/Regents Street. Surely, I’ll get down there from time to time—Liberty is there, as is Nike Town—but I won’t be hanging out there regularly anymore. Paul’s moved office. Luckily, he’s in another fab neighbourhood. More on that later; for now I want to highlight [...]