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    Helene Darroze at the Connaught

    Sometimes, you just want an easy life, don’t you? And nice things around you? Pleasant people? A relaxing atmosphere? Right now, our house is just not that place. The people…

  • The Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado

    Abstract Expressionism, Royal Academy, London.

    I went along to the Royal Academy, London, last week to see a preview of the Abstract Expressionism exhibition that has just opened, on until 2 January 2017. It was a really…

  • Hedone Restaurant, Chiswick, London

    Hedone, Chiswick

    I live about ten minutes drive from Hedone, Chiswick, a restaurant which features high in most ‘best UK restaurant’ lists and yet, somehow, I’d not eaten there.…

  • Mona Hatoum, Hotspot III, 2009, at Tate Modern

    Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern

    Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern ends this weekend, 21 August 2016. It’s a fantastic exhibition and if you love contemporary art and haven’t been, I’d urge you to go…

  • Restaurant: Sartoria, 20 Savile Row, London W1 3PR

    Restaurant: Sartoria, London W1

    Oops, in trying not to repeat myself, I completely left out my visit to Sartoria, in Savile Row, earlier this year. Why would you care? Because Francesco Mazzei, the new(ish) chef…

  • Pedro Almodovar: Kika (UK poster)

    Pedro Almodovar Season at BFI

    The Pedro Almodovar season at the BFI Southbank opens this week and doesn’t that just add icing to the cake of this summer? I love Almodovar’s films … Oh, sure,…

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    Until the end …

    Clive James, who remains terminally ill yet still alive despite his publicly expressed concerns about his imminent demise, has written a poem: Return of the Kogarah…

    The Superhumans

    The Superhumans

    I read an article by Lucy Catchpole last week: I love Channel 4’s Paralympics advert. But we can’t all be superhumans and it made me laugh. Do…

    Stiletto Wheels on catheters

    On catheters …

    At a routine check-up last week, my consultant said, ‘Bladder?’ ‘Fine,’ I replied, trying not to catch D’s eye as I remembered my most recent –…

    Do you see me?

    Do you see me?

    I went out for afternoon tea earlier this week at a local college which specialises in catering courses. They have a regular schedule of service, open…