I've had to make a life-changing decision: after much deliberation I have decided to take a new job in Vientiane, Laos. It was a tough choice after having only moved to Istanbul and the decision-making process made me realise I'm terrible at 1) making big decisions and 2) taking…
I’ve just returned from a family holiday to Oman, the highlight of which was 2 nights in the desert. We were initially concerned that deserts don't tend…
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Carmy: I started a fryer fire the night after I won Food and Wine's Best New Chef. I nearly burned the place down. Marcus: For real? Carmy: For real…
I just finished reading the autobiography of film director Akira Kurosawa, modestly titled 'Something like an Autobiography’. Very Japanese. If you…
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Hello - first up you might have noticed this is coming from Substack. I’ve switched over. Hope you don’t mind. On with the show… Having lived outside of…
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Fantasy football was an obsession of mine as a kid. I still feel that new season excitement when you can sit down and make a perfect blend of star…
You may not have heard of Howard Luck Gossage, and that's a shame. He was an ad-man from the 50s nicknamed the Socrates of San-Francisco, prominent in…
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