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September 23rd, 2012

Following in the breaststrokes of Lord Byron

My friend Ash went swimming the other day.   From Europe to Asia.  Across the Dardanelles, a 6.5 km wide strait of water that separates the continents at the point where the Bosphorus approaches the Aegean sea. He didn’t do this on a whim, unlike Lord Bryon who tackled these choppy […]

September 8th, 2012

Rules of the Road

Last week I went on my first adventure in my new car. A company car. Never having worked for any one institution at this level before (bar 2 years as an Assistant Producer in BBC History and 1 in Arts at LWT) I had never previously imagined that I would […]