Martini Diaries – Episode 13

December 12 - 31 2019 In which I reflect on the outcome of the General Election, note the importance of networking to help find employment and employees, explain leadership-in-action, attend the Annual Parliamentary Scientific Christmas Reception, fail to be inspired by the food of Ottolenghi, travel to Canada for Christmas, and offer my thoughts for... Continue Reading →

The Martini Diaries – Episode 12

25th November - 4th December 2019 In which I reflect on my environmental footprint, lament the lack of scientific disciplined debate in environmental issues, fly to Belfast for three days, wonder why Belfast goes to bed at 10 pm, experience BA flight cancellations, live out of a small valise longer than intended, inter my Father’s... Continue Reading →

The Martini Diaries – Episode 11

5th - 15th November 2019 In which I return to UK from Pakistan (with a head cold and stomach problems), attend a two day Board meeting, take multiple medications to keep going, try out my new velvet dinner jacket at the Inspire Suffolk charity ball, miss my first Remembrance Day parade in 36 years, seem... Continue Reading →

The Martini Diaries Episode 10

31 October - 4 November 2019. First visit to Pakistan Thursday 31 October 2019 A very painful night’s sleep. My fingers are badly swollen, and forming a grip is a painful and slow process. I kept waking up due to the pain of moving my hand. Molly the dog didn’t help by wanting to go... Continue Reading →

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