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Am still trying out a blog/ site on WordPress at: – so far so good…


Unintelligible life

“An evening of sophistication, glamour and high spirits” was how the promotional material described Intelligent Life’s readers evening that took place last night. With cognac tasting from Martell thrown in, it seemed only reasonable to join in the magazine’s second anniversary celebrations. Sophistication: that was the location – the luxurious Grosvenor House on Park Lane.… Continue reading Unintelligible life


Peacock Bar @ Clapham Junction

They were playing Whitney Houston when we first went in the Peacock Bar last night and that’s not good. That’s really not good at all. I’m a placid person but there’s something about the high-pitched warbling, wailing screeches of Whitney Houston and – even worse – Maria Carey that makes me want to start throwing… Continue reading Peacock Bar @ Clapham Junction

Big Brother kindle power

In July, Amazon deleted books bought by kindle users including, ironically, Orwell’s 1984. The books were sold illegally as the publisher didn’t have the rights to produce electronic copies. Amazon have since apologised and given refunds to readers who had books deleted – along with any notes and annotations – from their kindles without their… Continue reading Big Brother kindle power