The early days were a time when racism, being groped and propositioned daily, and other forms of workplace harassment were the norm, particularly given the attire the team was required to wear to represent clients.
But my life, my wife and my heart are in Hong Kong these days and I am looking forward to an extended stint living out of my home rather than out of a suitcase.
I’m back in blighted Blighty where an increasing number of things simply seem not to work anymore. Fortunately one of them is called Boris Johnson but elsewhere the situation is rather more serious.
Chris Lee, delicate, almost bird-like in her androgynous beauty, was the star of the show, generating a rapturous reaction from hundreds of fans gathered for the event launch.
And so my readers will just have to take my word for it and my colleague stay with her husband. Yes, I did meet, chat and have my photo taken with Keanu Reeves. But like my life in general, the moment passed by in a blur.
The wretched, long-discredited ruling (as in they make up the rules as they go along) Tory party stumbles from fiasco to fiasco, epitomised in our industry of course by their stupendously inane decision to scrap tax free shopping.
A Trinity-plus (or quaternity) collaboration if you like – airport, retailer, brand and Chef – is born.
It was thoughtful of Martell to put up a sign explaining why for once I was away from my screen.
I can see our apartment but two red lines on a testing kit have been ensuring I cannot actually enter it since my return from France on Monday.
An apoplectic older man at the check-in counter muttered away not so merrily in what sounded like a whole lexicon of Finnish curse language to an unamused check-in assistant, culminating in the universally understandable “No more Finnair!”
As I went to set up my Interim Helsinki Bureau in the Finnair lounge I realised I had left my mouse (as in laptop accessory not rodent) on the plane. But help was close at hand,
It’s great to be back in a city that shares the same nocturnal habits as my website.
“The fact I was ready to sleep under a bridge meant he probably thought there must be something behind this project because the guy was giving up the last thing he had.”