Monthly Archives: September 2009

What I’ll Miss About France

We’ve given up France for a while and are back in windswept cold London. Here are a few French things I’ll miss this winter…

London Metropolitan Police Museum Opens

Okay, it’s tiny and far short of what London’s mayor, Boris ‘Invisible Man’ Johnson, promised the city, but it’s a start. Six cases hardly cover nearly two centuries of policing in London, from nineteenth-century cutlasses to the uniform Jack Warner wore for ‘Dixon Of Dock Green’. It’s in West Brompton and takes about a quarter […]

Is There Such A Thing As Too Cool?

I don’t usually post commercials but Jay-Z’s effortlessly cool poses take some beating…

The Day Dee Died

Simon Dee, Britain’s first pop culture TV presenter, has died of bone cancer. More arrogant than Jonathan Ross, smarmier than Alan Partridge, the sixties chat show host ruled with his TV show Dee Time, which attracted 18 million viewers per show. His already massive ego grew bigger still, and after pushing for an ever-higher salary […]