Claude Monet: Painting in London

ART: Claude Monet visited London in 1870, 1899, 1900 & 1901 and painted the fog around parliament, Hyde Park & the Thames. He commented on London’s fog & unpredictable weather: “Here comes the sun again, though, is it going to stay this time?” Click link for my article

Charing Cross Bridge (1900)

Waterloo Bridge (1900)


Rethinking Work: 2018 and Beyond – article

WORK / EMPLOYMENT: The Tube union’s decision to strike for a 4-day working week shows my article about the millennium shift towards 3 & 4 working day weeks is not purely speculative. A generational shift in your working lives is not far away. And in light of the Tube’s action is it time for an overhaul of the way we work? I examine work and labour models that have barely changed in decades and have carried the spirit of a century of labour force control. In this article I go in deep about the future of work as regards work-life balance, technological changes, A.I, the economy & even the influences of history & religion on why & how we work. Click link


Unicorn – London’s Daft But Delicious Food Fad Hangs on in 2018

FOOD: Hmm… I didn’t know there was a unicorn food craze till it was on its way out! I didn’t miss much. I set out to discover whether unicorn was still a big deal in London. Oh, by the way…I had Unicorn Poop cereal at the Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane. It tastes better than it sounds. Click link to read my article.

 Cereal Killer Cafe



Brick Lane Graffiti: Let the East End Streets Become Your Canvas

STREET ART: I was in the East End’s Brick Lane looking for street art that was a match for the masterpieces in the West End’s galleries. Check out this selection I photographed. Click link

London Fencing Club

FENCING: I had my first lesson at the London Fencing Club in Old Street. How did I get on? Can fencing bring out your inner D’Artagnan? I spoke to the club’s Fencing Master Alex Bela. Learn more about #fencing and #London’s fencing fraternity in my article.

  sabre coach Alex Bela


M – The James Bond restaurant?

RESTAURANT REVIEW: I was dining at the M Restaurant on Threadneedle Street earlier this afternoon. It’s run by Gordon Ramsay protege Michael Reid and described on Bookatable as a James Bond-style restaurant. Accurate description?. Check out my review of a four course meal with prosecco in What’s Hot London? magazine.

Dining on the Thames: The Yacht London Restaurant

RESTAURANT REVIEW: With spring here I savoured the luxury dining experience of a 1927 deco steamship yacht on the Thames. Five-star service with The Yacht London in the midday sun. Read my review here