Monthly Archives: June 2013

Yips, Planes and Tanks

Nobody does ceremony quite like the Brits, whether its royal weddings, sovereign handovers or in this case a valediction. The school in question is St Paul’s Girls, that temple to girl power in the idyllic setting of leafy Brook Green, … Continue reading

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Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young to Die

I must have been all of 17 when I first heard the song, and not really a Jethro Tull fan, but the lyrics resonated regardless. In those days, with help from Jim Morrison’s poetry and Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, I frequently … Continue reading

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The Judgement of Paris

How hot was Helen of Troy? Are French wines really better than California wines? Does terroir make a difference, and can anyone really tell the difference between a classy Napa Bordeaux blend and a Medoc first growth? And what does … Continue reading

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