Monthly Archive: June 2012

Turning down turndown 1

Turning down turndown

One of the putative benefits of 5-star hotels is the turndown service. You know, smiling ladies arrive in the early evening, fold down a corner of your bedding and leave you a chocolate before...

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to 1

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to

South African Airways, narrowly defeating Qantas, who held the title unopposed until they introduced the “new” Skybed with the A380. This now means they are 5 years behind the curve instead of 10. I...

Dutiful daughters 0

Dutiful daughters

Simone de Beauvoir may be the patron saint of bloggers – “we used to talk about all kinds of things, but especially about a subject which interested me above all others: myself”

A grey weekend in Montreal 1

A grey weekend in Montreal

Montreal decided to slump back into spring again this weekend after a brief attempt at summer. If I wanted cold grey skies and rain in June I would have stayed home. A busy weekend...