The Russians

I’ve had writers block. So I thought. For a while I thought it might be post-Covid brain fog. But that wasn’t it either. I’ve spent weeks reading, watching, discussing the war in Ukraine. I keep thinking that I have something to say about it. But as soon as I’m in front of my keyboard, I … Continue reading The Russians

Then There Were Two

The UK version of the pandemic is rapidly turning into a distant memory, albeit a memory that will stay with us all for a long time. I remember well the anxious, edgy atmosphere in London at the end of February 2020 when we went to see the Tutankhamen exhibition. Everything was normal, but we rather … Continue reading Then There Were Two

The Human Voice

There were many things I missed during the lockdowns and restrictions of the pandemic. Live performances at the theatre being amongst them. London’s West End and deadly-ish viruses aren’t a great combo. Packing a largely elderly audience, cheek by jowl, into ancient and poorly ventilated buildings was asking for trouble. So they closed, for lengthy … Continue reading The Human Voice