Terminator Fancy Dress

February 4, 2014 // Featured, Out and About

Every year, around January/ February, a bunch of us get together at a rented house in the countryside to celebrate a couple of birthdays. There are nice walks in the country, good food and a Fancy Dress party. The theme this year was “Movie Characters” (last year it was “Myths and Legends”). Since we’d both…


Just Married!

August 23, 2013 // Featured, Out and About

At 1:30PM in Leicester on 23rd August 2013 – Rebecca and I got married. We had a wonderful, unforgettable day, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Plenty of photos are available here: Photography


Getting Married in a Week!

August 16, 2013 // Coffee, Featured, Out and About

In exactly one week from now, Rebecca and I will be getting married. I’ll save the gushy stuff for my speech, but we’re both really excited about this beginning of the rest of our lives together. Our theme is going to revolve a little around coffee, and our invitations were very obviously coffee-based. We’re quite…

Harrow on the Hill gantry ceremony

May Day at Harrow on the Hill

May 9, 2013 // Out and About

  Another feature on the Hill has been the scaffold on the High Street, which stood in front of the King’s Head hotel for about 230 years until the hotel was redeveloped into flats. This part of the world was significant in the days of coach and horse transportation: Harrow used to be a stopping…

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Lifting Big!

April 27, 2013 // Featured, Out and About

I’ve been going to the gym on and off for many years. Sometimes, I was training just for the hell of it, other times to support my sporting goals (for some time I did Kyokushinkai karate). I started off training at the rather excellent Riverside Gym in Hampton Court. The owner, Myles, has achieved great…

sitting next to a man dressed as a bee

Oh Bee-Have!

April 25, 2013 // Featured, Out and About

Whilst having lunch in Covent Garden with friends over the weekend, we noticed a few people dressed as bees handing out flyers. I thought I’d get a photo with one of them, posing as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening, even though there are so many things wrong with this picture… The guy…

(L-R) Justin Webb, Michael Cox, Anne Applebaum, Craig Calhoun, Gideon Rachman

LSE Public Lecture: America and the World After the Election

November 20, 2012 // Featured, Online/News, Out and About

I’m an alumnus of the LSE. I get invited to gatherings there quite frequently, but I’ve managed to miss going for years because I’ve usually been travelling for work or just working too far away to get to an event there on time. I’m now working in central London, just around the corner from the…

Snowy Lake - Harrow

Snowy Harrow 2012!

February 10, 2012 // Featured, Out and About

It snowed heavily on the weekend. Forecasts elicited panic-buying and dog-eat dog behaviour, as people desperately prepared for Armageddon. When the TV cut out at around midnight, things felt a little dramatic until we realised that it was just that the satellite dish was snowed under. The next morning was glorious, so camera in hand, we took…


Magical London Day Out!

July 31, 2011 // Out and About

The Brits love to talk about the weather. That’s because it’s so varied: you sometimes need to pack for all four seasons in a day. The other reason the weather’s such a hot topic is because moaning about the weather is also a national pastime. Colleague of mine who have come over from the States…



June 14, 2011 // Featured, Out and About

I was in a rush to get to work yesterday morning. I had a tonne of jobs to do before a meeting mid-morning, but I had to stop and look after a dog I found in the street, just minutes from my front door It was bin collection day and the dog was ripping open…

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