Browsing All posts tagged under »London«

Wherever I lay my hat?

November 21, 2012


It was a little weird returning to Beijing after a few weeks in London, and then Vietnam and, for the first time, thinking of a place other than England as “going home.” It was odd to start with when answering what should have been a very basic question from those in Ho Chi Mihn City […]

Trade Flows

November 18, 2012


The most often asked question on my fleeting return to the UK was, what’s the strangest thing you’ve eaten, followed (in the frequency stakes) by what do you miss the most? Now assuming that that second question wasn’t, in most cases, simply fishing for compliments (you of course!), I can honestly say I was stumped.  […]

A perfect talent storm

September 9, 2009


Markets can be funny things but I have to admit that I am baffled by the current impact of supply and demand on estate agency. One the one hand, the property market has shrunk due to the lack of credit, many estate agents have been laid off, as with many other industries, and yet, as […]

The Urban Hen

September 1, 2009


With piles of books still waiting to be read, there really was no reason to pop into Borders on the way back home this bank holiday on the off chance that I could resist buying yet more. But that’s exactly what I did – pop in, not resist, naturally. Indeed, as many have said before […]

The Ancient Mariner may have been mistaken…

August 28, 2009


Water, water everywhere Even on the Mayor’s agenda – which is good to see. No doubt, over the coming years, this will become much more front and centre and putting it in front of people now is a good start.   There are real cost-savings for Londoners if they do embrace a new approach to water […]

Climate Camp – location revealed

August 26, 2009


One of the great things about this morning’s (so far peaceful) cat and mouse start to Climate Camp has been the way the media and police were kept guessing as to the eventual location. Yes, I know it annoyed Jack Straw and others and, in the greater sense of doing good by everybody, the organisers should really have […]

A DIY guide to being Mayor of London

August 18, 2009


Think of some good policies (borrow from others if struggling) Win office – not as easy as it sounds (unless your main two rivals are more bumbling than you) Run lots of competitions to fulfil policy pledges Ah, that’s the spirit, Bozza!

Breaking out the bicycles

August 14, 2009


I found out last night that my brother has signed me up to take part in the London Skyride on September 20th – which is something I am more than keen to get involved in.  He bought a new bike recently and has since been making his 19 mile round trip to work about 4 […]

Keep on movin’

August 14, 2009


It’s approaching the mid-point of my Walking August and an update is well overdue, so here goes. Weekend One The first weekend started inauspiciously since I was out with family on both days and managed an average of just 10,859 steps per day (I’m using a Fitbug to monitor steps so my 500km translates into […]

Canonbury Tavern Rides Again

August 12, 2009


And so it was, with great pomp, circumstance and not a little ceremony, that The Canonbury Tavern, that much loved local hostelry, after much ‘would they or wouldn’t they’ antics and a campaign against the garden area and the paving thereover, finally came to open once more yesterday on what could only be deemed a […]