Tuesday 7 January 2014

We resolve to... learn a language

The January 2014 edition of Viva Lewes sees a number of contributors each trying something different as a New Year's resolution. I fancied learning Spanish.

Do you remember watching John Cleese in A Fish Called Wanda?  He seduced Jamie Lee Curtis with an unlikely combination of Russian and Italian. I reckon the Spanish language would be even more effective. That's my plan for 2014, anyway. You see, every so often I travel to Spain for work. It's only for a few days every year and rarely requires me to say much more than 'gracias' in the local language because I'm heading to an English-speaking trade show. However, in a few weeks I'll probably be ordering tapas, chatting confidently with taxi drivers and maybe I'll find an opportunity to use a few words at home, too. Well, if it worked for John Cleese...

Monday 6 January 2014

Ganges Indian Cuisine

Sometimes work doesn't feel like work at all. In this month's Viva Lewes magazine I'm reviewing Ringmer's Indian restaurant.

There's only one sure-fire way to deal with a cold winter's evening. "I'm wearing my curry dress tonight", says my wife. "It's stretchy". And I'm wearing my curry shirt, which contains an explosion of colours guaranteed to hide any spilled sauce. Suitably attired, we're going out for a meal in Ringmer.