Writing Down The Names

Writing Down The Names

Writing about writing often seems like a futile activity at best. A passive-aggressive exercise in self-aggrandisement at worst. But that’s from the outside. Internally it helps iron some of the crinkles from the sheets I fill with ink and smooth the lumps from the...
Trip The Beer Fantastic

Trip The Beer Fantastic

City of Amsterdam Marketing took me and a few other booze hounds, um, journalists on a beer tour of the city to celebrate 150 years of Heineken Brewery…. Words fail me, so here are some pictures!  

Skipping Through The Tulips

One thing you discover quite fast about Amsterdam is that, like most major cities, it is an island with an identity of its own, quite different from the rest of the country. London is like this, as is New York and even Johannesburg. Since moving to Amsterdam I am, in...