Will Shakespeare Return?

While many people were settling down to watch Croatia play Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup, I was enjoying a cup of tea with Clive in the grounds of Long Hall, Buckinghamshire. We were less than an hour away from the annual Chiltern Shakespeare Company summer performance. This year it was the lesser-known tragedy Richard […]

Somewhat Fickle Friends

There is the almost indescribable satisfaction of proving people wrong. In my own case, I believe people tend to have built up a perception of me which is far removed from reality. A prime example – my taste in music. People are shocked to discover that I actually like Punk Rock. Then again, I doubt […]

At Times Lacking Purpose

Why did I, fifteen years ago start a blog? A valid question. The blog grew organically out of the need to post updates about my personal website. I switched from posting rather limited sentences on which content had been updated to rambling on about my life at large. Looking back it was a way to […]

Hannah weds Vicknesh

You never truly appreciate the challenges of organising a wedding until you organize your own. Having said that, ever since August 2011, I have a much better appreciation of the herculean task undertaken by generally the Bride and to a smaller extent the Groom. Although we were unable to get the hashtag #meeshwedsteg trending on […]

The Woman Next Door

It is not every day you get a letter from the sitting Prime Minister. I suppose it does help that her constituency is next door and I drive across the boundary each working day. A couple of words of advice to her well-drilled campaign team. Firstly I expect the Conservatives to be better informed to […]