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As a diary writer since I was in my mid teens, writing is something I simply need to do - a reflex muscle that has to be exercised on a regular occasion - and the blog page is one way that I get to express that need, and which helps me be a happier and nicer person! Unlike the newsletter, we don't send out blogs, because people don't need to be bombarded regularly with my opinions, but they are here on the website for those interesting in checking in. And in the process they give me an opportunity to vent on all sorts of subject matters, usually Hospitality orientated, but not always.


Read More The importance of doing the right thing

Posted on Wed, 24/05/2017

I confess to being obsessed with American politics. In a way that I never have before, but I currently spent far too much time in my day reading and listening to the commentary coming out of America, most of which seems beyond...>>>

Read More Watch and weep

Posted on Sat, 20/05/2017

Totally, totally, totally inspiring!!! ...>>>

Read More My notion of hospitality

Posted on Sun, 07/05/2017

I've been musing the notion of hospitality over the last few days, ever since reading this article on Thomas Keller because it left me feeling somewhat blue, and I've been trying to figure out why that is the...>>>

Read More A restaurant review

Posted on Tue, 02/05/2017

This restaurant review is one reason I always get twitchy as a restaurant owner about the notion of someone reviewing what it is we do at Somerset for a wider audience. He has effectively damned the restaurant with faint...>>>

Read More The pope speaking at TED

Posted on Thu, 27/04/2017

I am an aetheist, as much as I need to have a label, which in general I do prefer to avoid, and I look askance at so much of what has happened down through history in the name of religion - Christian, Muslim and otherwise. This...>>>

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