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    Thursday 31st March

    Am massively impressed by Julia Hobsbawm’s Names not Numbers symposium project…went to an entertaining debate on the monarchy last night hosted by e-i and learnt she is in Mumbai launching her project there. This is the sort of stuff that changs the world

    Four Seasons Hampshire hotel review, the London Magazine, Jan 2011

    Sean and I take the Mini Countryman to the Four Seasons Hampshire. Read my review here.


    Cassis restaurant reviewed, BA Highlife, Feb 2011

    With two Michelin-starred restaurants under his belt already (London’s The Greenhouse and authentic Japanese Umu), Marlon Abela knows a thing or two about giving smart London a chic gastronomic experience. His latest venture, Cassis, is located on the Brompton Road conveniently close to Harrods, South Kensington’s museum quarter and Kensington Gardens too. Cassis may be […]

    Cambridge Science Park, BA Business Life magazine, February 2011

    Imagine a place where an enterprising high-tech start upper could bump into a financier in the college bar and leave an hour later with $2 million of investment; where postgrads and research associates are actively encouraged to turn technological innovations into business proposals; and where an informal network of mentors, investors, global multinationals and academic […]

    The Great Little Shop Awards 2011: a celebration of independent bookshops, The London Magazine, March 2011

    There’s something wondrous about an object that retains its essential nature whether paraded through the grandest antiquarian booksellers in London or slumming it in the lesser-visited reaches of an internet book warehouse. Take Darwin’s Origin of Species, for example. Heyward Hill recently sold a first issue for £100,000; yet as a Wordsworth Classic, it’s available […]

    Mum the merciless: my week as a tiger mother, the Times, March 2011

    The row over The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is the parenting controversy that just keeps on giving. The book, by Chinese-American Yale Professsor of Law Amy Chua, has been widely read as a manual for a take no prisoners Asian child-rearing style that Westerners, tellingly, love to hate. But in a recent interview, […]