I’m the King of the Commonwealth…!

I don’t know Mummy, first it was Obama and now it’s my own daughter-in-law they want. Anyone but me... I couldn’t help but be amused by the Guardian’s recent report on the meeting in London for Commonwealth le... Read More...

The Magus & the Educator

Now that we are well into the second decade of the new millennium we get a clearer idea of what is important; what we will be bringing into the new century as essential building blocks as the old recedes into history. Where now are those twin pillars of the 20... Read More...

Extra Virgin or Greasy Harlot?

The olive has been with us for some 8,000 years. Its oil has been a treasured culinary companion around the Mediterranean basin for most of that time. In the past 40 years olive oil’s appeal has gone global. So... Read More...

Hard Cheese! Authentic is the New Luxe

The term ‘mass luxury’ is a contradiction. It makes no sense, except of course in marketing parlance, when it becomes potent. True luxury in the consumerist Edwardian sense – a Fabergé egg let’s say, comprising beautiful and supremely well-crafted objects of r... Read More...
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Big Medicine goes Functional

Today modern medicine stands on the brink of wonderful things. A cure for cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases is finally in sight as genetic science increasingly provides the answers to many of the c... Read More...