• Full Circle at the Verdict

    Full Circle at the Verdict

    The Verdict (Jazz Club) in Brighton has, for over 20 years presented some of the best of British Jazz. Post covid the club has been curated by drummer Tristan Banks and excels in presenting a wide selection of jazz from the UK and beyond. With an amazing array of excellent musicians resident on the south coast, weekends at The Verdict are not to be missed.


  • A Nice Cup of Rosie (Lea, Tea)

    A Nice Cup of Rosie (Lea, Tea)

    As a devout tea drinker I have, for many years carefully selected my tea, be it loose or a tea bag for convenience, and preferring a full-flavoured dark nutty tea (with milk) have gravitated mostly to Ceylon or Assam teas.


  • The Karakoram Highway – Hunza

    The Karakoram Highway – Hunza

    For almost as long as I can remember I have had a fascination with the Hunza Valley and the Karakoram Highway but the UK Government travel advise has generally not recommended travel to this region or some areas of this wonderfully dramatic and colourful destination. This year I bit the bullet and travelled to Islamabad from where I could connect with KKH and journey north to the Hunza Valley.