It’s festival time in Brighton!

Colour, excitement and new discoveries – May in Brighton always delivers. I think I enjoy it even more now I’m an active part of the opening festival event, the joyful explosion of colour and sound that is the Childrens’ Parade. This year I’m planning to see Toumani Diabete and his spellbinding skills on the kora…

Brighton, Traverse and a dip into the archives

This is something I originally wrote back in 2004. I’m reposting it here so it doesn’t disappear into the ether next time the servers crash. It’s maybe not the style I’d write in today (in fact the temptation to edit some of the more flowery parts is very strong), but the sentiments remain the same,…

Le Tour a Londres

In just over a month, the Tour de France will kick off in London. Prologue on the 7 July, stage 1 on the 8th, down to Cantebury in Kent. I am so excited about this. Not sure if I want to go to the prologue (more chance to see the cyclists, but not so exciting)…

The Great British Barbeque Experience

I’ve been invited to a barbeque for my friend A’s birthday in a couple of weeks time. This got me thinking about the Great British Barbeque Experience™. Those of you reading from outside the UK are probably wondering what could possibly be unique about a barbeque. Beautiful weather, group of friends or family, grilled steaks…