Author Archives: harriet

That Politicians Can Be Persuasive

I was up at the crack of dawn today to get in place at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to report from the London Marathon for BBC London 94.9.  It was quite exciting having to get there before the streets were closed off and I was feeling nervous for all those runners as I prepped […]

That sometimes it’s ok to move the goal posts

I don’t know if this is just a boy thing, but my kids enjoy nothing more than rolling around on the sofa together ‘play’ fighting.  Inevitably I have to intervene every few minutes by calling out one of my stock phrases from a list I seem to be using on a daily basis.  “Careful!”  “Be […]

That timing is everything.

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc has cleared up the age old question of why French women don’t get fat. This is, of course, a myth and the book of the same name is annoying and generalizes to the point of absurdity. We are told today that  we should be cooking with butter (just en petit), drinking […]