Close up on Two Glasses of Beer

I’m a shandy drinker, and proud of it

Adding lemonade to your pint of lager, or even bitter, is nothing to be ashamed of

6 Apr 2017
Passengers queue at an airport to board a plane

I pity the fools who queue to get on planes

It doesn’t matter how long people stand at the departure gate, they’ll still end up in their allocated seat

15 Mar 2017

Cape Verde: the Atlantic’s scorching secret

Cape Verde deserves to come out of the Canary Islands’ shadow

3 Mar 2017

Just say no to ‘say hello’

Other people’s travel tips will only land you in trouble

11 Jun 2016

Buck fizz

Surely it should be OK to dislike Champagne?

20 Jun 2015

China town

It used to be just the ducks in the windows on Gerrard Street. But now Chinese investment in London is on a whole…

28 Mar 2015

The Pick-up artists

You know how it is. You’re on holiday in the south of France, soaking up the rays and the fizz,…

30 Nov 2014
La Marocain restaurant at La Mamounia

Lifted by the light

Sorry, T.S. Eliot, you got it wrong — January, not April, is the cruellest month. Post-Christmas torpor mixed with back-to-work…

30 Nov 2014

Don’t reach for the stars

‘Meeting Kylie at her intimate gig,’ runs the Mastercard ad. ‘Priceless.’ Wrong: vaguely unfulfilling. And that’s at best. At worst…

20 Sep 2014

Stealth and privilege

These must be strange times for Eton. You spend centuries building a reputation as the school for the nation’s elite,…

30 Nov 2013

How high?

The Square Mile is turning cubic. The sky above London’s financial district has already been scraped by Tower 42, the…

21 Sep 2013