21
Oct
2017
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This week in France

we started in Paris, where these are my current recommendations: Hotel des Saints Peres, http://www.paris-hotel-saints-peres.com in the rue des Saints Peres in the 6th. Four star. The rooms may be smallish, but that is typical of Paris hotels. Excellent staff, great location,...
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4
Jul
2017
1

This week

I am enjoying the thought of time spent in Singapore and Vietnam. There are many things I like about Singapore: the gardens, the fact that every sign is written in four languages, that the food is as varied as the...
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2
Apr
2017
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In February I was

in New Zealand, drinking and thinking pinot noir. I went to the PinotNoirNZ three-day event in Wellington, where I was one of about 600 people, talking, drinking, tasting and philosophising. It’s always a great event: this year the themes this...
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19
Jan
2017
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This week I am

starting to cook again, after a week off in Canberra, where I saw the Versailles exhibition at the National Gallery – less exciting than I had hoped. It made sense largely because I had been to Versailles and read a...
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