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No More Banking For This Writer

Splintered Memory Cover

Natascha Holloway spent six years working in Investment Banking Operations in London, Paris, and Singapore. But despite a good career, she handed in her notice to focus solely on becoming a full-time author. Her first novel, Splintered Memory, is now available for sale on Amazon.

Credit Cards (How Not to Use Them)

Black Wallet Spencer Ritenour

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.

Le Relais de Venise, The City

Le Relais De Venise City

Sometimes, the best ideas are the simplest. Le Relais de Venise embodies that spirit by taking a formula that has worked in Paris for more than 50 years, where customers come to enjoy one meal: a green salad with walnuts dressed with mustard vinaigrette followed by steak frites, served with a secret sauce.

Mike Leigh's Grief

Grief Image

He is indeed a brave man, Mike Leigh, theatre/filmmaker extraordinaire. And despite the heavy theme, the Cottesloe is booked out right from the start, such is that man’s reputation for quality work.

Happy Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp T Shirt

This autumn I learned about Honeycrisp apples. First from a friend, then from my mom. A cross-bred apple. Is that OK?


Ischgl, Tyrol, Austria

The Alps have upped their game. Everything in the Alps is breathtaking, whether it is the accommodation, restaurants or après ski - it's all big bold and brilliant. The ski-ing isn’t bad either.