An adventure in an NHS hospital

Hearing the usual reports in the press again about how underpaid nursing staff are and how overspent hospitals are – with huge amounts being wasted on IT projects – I thought I’d write about my adventure as an emergency patient at Kings College Hospital a few years ago. My saga started when my doctor phoned…

London on heat

Why is it that it FEELS so hot in London when it is actually not any hotter than places like Thailand, Greece and Sydney that I have visited in summer? Reasons? 1 – London shops typically have crap air conditioning and refrigeration. I was talking about this with a cabbie yesterday. How come when you…

The great north v south debate

Apparently, last Wednesday night the Museum of London hosted a debate on north v south London. Another one of those London topics, like congestion charging and the state of public transport, that everyone seems to have a view on. Well, here’s mine. I don’t care. Never did care where in London I lived – north…

The peace and quiet of easter in London

I love being in London during public holidays. Easter and xmas are the best. Loads of local traffic simply dissappears and the stressed out, frantic and often unfriendly London locals are replaced by relaxed, dazed and confused tourists – whose major worry for the day isn’t about getting from one side of London to the…