Monthly Archives: December 2009



This is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Our festivities started on Tuesday, with a party we gave at the Frontline Club in London, a meeting place for journalists & foreign correspondents, a stone’s throw from Paddington Station. The bad weather meant that some people couldn’t come, including […]

Merry Christmas !




Not much to report today, except that I am still recovering from a few days of hands-on parenting again, helping my son make the transition from New York. 23 year olds are a mass of contradictions: they want your help, they don’t want your help, they need you, they don’t […]

Cheques and Mortality



A rushed day today, hammering down the M5 from Herefordshire to pick up my son in Taunton, who arrived in London this morning from New York. It’s a time of change for him, starting a new life in London, with lots of uncertainty. I feel emotionally shredded, worrying about him; […]

The Loneliness of The Long Distance Father