Why Casanova could teach Tiger Woods a thing or two.

In these hectic times it is easy to get a skewed impression of what is going on in the world.  We tend to know more about celebrity misdemeanors – such as the recent Tiger Woods debacle – than we do about our own closest family.  The onslaught of 24 hr news is relentless, creating a firewall outside of which things pale into insignificance. Continue reading


Guardian of democracy or brutish bully?

Go to continental Europe and you’ll find that most people have a pretty good idea of what the British are about.  The barriers of old have all but broken down.  Whereas once a trip to our closest continental neighbour would have taken hours and a lot of waiting around at check-in, you can now be in Paris in the blink of an eyelid. Continue reading