Sometime ago I was offered an opportunity to go to Afghanistan for work. With the financial crisis in full swing, and riots breaking out in London, I really didn’t see any reason not to.
Having just watched the Queens Jubilee flotilla from rather a far distance, the first thing I noticed is that bank holiday weather never changes. Of course it was raining!
While I really disliked the main character in the book, The Kite Runner, he came to life for me a few weeks ago, when I found myself in Kabul.
Some time ago I decided to go back to school, and one of the classes I took as part of this adventure was on financial regulation. Having worked in the financial industry for all my working life, I qualify as a Banker.
Early October 2011, Dexia, a Belgian-French bank, collapsed for the second time in three years after their initial bail out in 2008, when they were rescued by the same governments that have propped the bank up again this month.
During the 4th century BC, Aristotle was of the opinion that money was a medium of exchange, but did not have an intrinsic value of its own since it was merely a human social invention which has no utility in itself .
On the 23rd of September, Trafalgar Square was decked out in red and yellow for the evening to celebrate Malaysian food. Organised by Malaysia Kitchen, more than 20 restaurants had set up stalls and were selling street food in the most amazing variety. I managed to convince a friend to come along and we were truly spoilt for choice
Say what you want, but I refuse to be embarrassed about this: I’m a big fan of kids' movies.
Near Fulham Broadway station, Rodizio Rico, a Brazilian grill restaurant, opened its doors a few months ago. After the O2, Islington, and Westbourne Grove, this is the fourth location, but perhaps not the last, of a (at least for now) small-ish chain.
When asked if I was interested in reviewing a new Italian lunch place on Fleet Street, my first thought was: Fleet Street is a bit of a trek. To be fair, it turned out to be a lot closer than I thought (even in heels). More importantly, it was very much worth the trip.
For something that weighs about one gram, it is certainly capable of causing a lot of fuss, particularly now that the undercover team from HMRC has figured out that it is a perfect tool for money launderers.