Disappointment

I have recently returned from a speaking engagement in the North Western American city of Seattle in Washington state. It was an all expenses paid trip for which I was paid a modest fee for giving my informal and informative lecture. My talk went down enormously well and, professionally, it was an enormous success, yet…

Radfoot’s guide to surviving a cataclysm

These days, with the world seemingly in a never-ending state of tumult (I wrote recently on the probable source of the problems – WWIII may have already started) I find my mind wandering off-piste, as it were. Instead of the main thought thoroughfares of work-related matters, relationships, past-times and what to have for supper I…

A pinstriped bore with unsavoury views

I am writing to you today from the Greek Island of Santorini, with, I’m afraid to say, rather a delicate disposition. I had honestly planned yesterday that I would be retiring to bed “reasonably early”. That now appears to be rather a bold statement as things turned out to be very much of an otherwise…

Germans try to curry favour

I wish to write to you today, dear reader regarding the latest concept in Indian cuisine emanating, from of all places, Germany. I was recently invited by a public relations company I have had some dealings with, to the opening of a new restaurant. Apparently the successful German “dining concept” Dusseldorf Curry is branching out…

Gluttony on the 08:30 to York

I am writing today about the unpleasant subject of gluttony. Now I’d like to reassure you that this is not the first in a potentially long-winded, perhaps pompous and certainly moralising in tone series of posts based on the seven deadly sins. No, rather it is a necessity based on something I have just witnessed…