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Thought of The Day

Dirty Dancing With (awful) Russell Brand

Picture the scene: Hamburg, Germany, a few years ago, on a stag do, in a busy bar, of course, with around 20 middle-aged men. I only know the stag [...]

Dirty Dancing With (awful) Russell Brand2023-09-30T15:08:09+01:00

Hallucinating about Sir Ed Davey MP

A few months ago, I was invited to a business lunch to meet Sir Ed Davey MP. Who? You know, the leader of the Liberal Democrats. On my way [...]

Hallucinating about Sir Ed Davey MP2023-09-18T22:52:07+01:00


A few months ago, at breakfast in my hotel in The Canaries, I asked the waiter: “Perdon, Senor. Tienes el pan sin gluten, para dos personas, por favor?”. (Excuse me, [...]


5,000 Apologies

(Written with the permission of my daughter). Until my daughter’s recent diagnosis of Coeliac disease, with the strict gluten-free diet she now observes improving her life immeasurably, for almost every [...]

5,000 Apologies2023-09-17T10:56:55+01:00

Getting Colder

North Yorkshire’s sudden slide into winter destroys my mood like nothing else. Turning the heating on today - when just a few days ago it was sunbathing weather - [...]

Getting Colder2023-09-17T10:23:54+01:00

El Dueno (the owner) and Strangeways

It’s 8pm - vino-o-clock! – here in Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife. I’m doing something most un-Spanish: dining solo. Sitting here on the veranda of a locals’ restaurant, near to [...]

El Dueno (the owner) and Strangeways2023-09-08T21:23:58+01:00

Genes and dogs

Slowly, step by step, I am walking up Casterton Fell in North Yorkshire. My son is somewhere ahead of me. My wife and daughter are – surprisingly – somewhere behind. [...]

Genes and dogs2023-08-29T18:37:53+01:00

Just Your Typical First Day as a Lawyer

After years of studying, travelling and bumming around, I finally started my job as a trainee lawyer on Monday 15th August 2005. The workday went well. That evening, full [...]

Just Your Typical First Day as a Lawyer2023-08-25T18:20:59+01:00

Ich bin ein Berliner

I’m in Berlin. Rather, we – the family Gray - are here, in Berlin, at the end of our six-day holiday. We chose Germany because both sides of our family [...]

Ich bin ein Berliner2023-08-21T15:59:43+01:00

Our Chicken

Here is our chicken: RIP, Ms Chicken. I think she was called "Ruby". Ruby was 10 years old. She had seen off all the other chickens, and all the neighbourhood [...]

Our Chicken2023-07-02T18:09:04+01:00
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