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It’s hip to play on the square…

It’s hip to play on the square…

Flashback: Many years ago in a different life, I was composing a soundtrack for a film. I needed ‘country music’ violins and I didn’t have the money to hire a musician to play the score. Actually, the film we were making was so low budget...
Our Home Away from Home in Marrakech

Our Home Away from Home in Marrakech

Marrakech is endearingly chaotic and as exotic as every magazine article makes it out to be. From the cacophony of sounds, sights and smells on the Djemaa al Fna, the city’s main square which comes alive every evening with musicians, storytellers, snake-charmers, and stall-holders, to...
Best of British Food in London

Best of British Food in London

We have to let you in on a little secret: this year we’re using our quest to identify a quintessential dish in each destination that I can learn to cook as a fantastic excuse to try a range of restaurants that specialise in the local...
Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast Omelette with Bacon Recipe

Fast omelette making skills can come in handy when you’re in a hurry, when you have friends over for a weekend breakfast, whether you’re feeding a big family on holidays, or when you have a hungry wife. Here’s my fast omelette with bacon recipe. While we...
Everyday Exploring: London

Everyday Exploring: London

Exploring laidback neighbourhoods, getting an insight into the everyday life of the locals, and really getting a feel for the rhythm of a place can be as satisfying as seeing a city’s major sights. Hanging out in ordinary ‘hoods might not suit every traveller, especially...
Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...
Producing the Goods — a London Foodie Walk

Producing the Goods — a London Foodie Walk

A London foodie walk was just what I needed. After watching the documentary Food, Inc. on the flight to London from Dubai I was a little depressed about the state of the food industry. Watching the undercooked movie Julie & Julia didn’t help my mood either…...
Our home away from home in London

Our home away from home in London

It would be an understatement to say that arriving in London from Dubai this week was a shock to the system. For the last 18 months our travels have kept us in warm climates: Australia for the sultry Christmas and cricket season, Bangkok during the...
Dubai on a Budget

Dubai on a Budget

Dubai may have a reputation as a luxury destination – and we didn’t do anything to dispel that myth by staying at a swish villa on The Palm, did we? – yet it doesn’t have to be an expensive place to visit. Here’s our guide...