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A day at the County Ground

Yesterday summer had come with fine sunny weather and a cooling sea breeze and what better place to enjoy if than at the county ground at Hove for the first day of the Championship game v Leicestershire? Leicestershire put Sussex into bat and took 3 wickets in the first session. Once again captain [...]

June 24, 2024 // 0 Comments

All That Glitters/Orlando Whitfield

This is an account of the friendship between two art dealers – Orlando Whitfield and Inigo Philbrook – who met at Goldsmiths College. After an internship at the White Cube Gallery of mega-successful art dealer Jay Jopling, Inigo Philbrook made a fortune as a dealer in the secondary [...]

June 23, 2024 // 0 Comments

Welcome to West Sussex

I mostly write about the delights of East Sussex but West Sussex too has much to offer. Yesterday’s post by Bob Tickler neglected to mention his acquisition of a beach hut on the Chichester peninsula and he can be found sometimes with a bottle of bubbly with a grandee, sometimes sharing a [...]

June 22, 2024 // 0 Comments


Ten years ago I made the momentous decision to leave London for the south coast. A good friend at the time advised me that if it did not work out – as clearly he thought it would happen then – I would be back within 2 years and have to deal with increased property prices. In fact, [...]

June 21, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Euros so far

The best teams do not necessarily win tournaments. Brazil were the best team at the 1992 World Cup in Spain but Italy beat them and won the title. Italy drew all 3 of their group games but the team that impressed most in the qualifying stage do not tend to win either. The team that gathers [...]

June 20, 2024 // 0 Comments

Brighton confirm Fabian Huerzerler as Head Coach

First a few facts courtesy of the Argus Brighton football reporter Brian Owen. Huerzeler is the youngest Premier boss in Brighton’s history at 31 ( Charlie Webb was aged 28 when appointed in 1919) Heuzzeler younger than Lewis Dunk and Pascal Groß, and the formation of the Premier League in [...]

June 18, 2024 // 0 Comments

US Open

Having backed Bryson DeChambeau I must have been one of the few Britons not rooting for Rory McIlroy in the US Open. It was the stuff of great golf. Two guys fighting it out “mano v mano” like the epic struggles between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in Turnberry in 1976 (“The Duel [...]

June 17, 2024 // 0 Comments

Farleys Farm House (second visit)

Last Friday I arranged to take two friends, D & His wife L, – whose main home is Petworth – to Farleys, the home of surrealist painter Roland Penrose who founded the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Lee Miller, sometime Vogue cover model, international photographer and innovative [...]

June 16, 2024 // 0 Comments

Carmen/ Glyndebourne

In the 10 years since I have been going regularly to Glyndebourne, first as an associate member and now a full one, the place, experience and productions have all changed significantly. The most significant change is the relaxation of the dress code: one visitor for Carmen last Wednesday was [...]

June 14, 2024 // 0 Comments

The US Open

With the Euros and T20 World Cup centre stage, the US Open has slipped under the radar. Yet they say it is the tourney that the Pros like to win. It begins at Pinehurst today, a demanding par 70 course which Martin Kaymer destroyed 10 years ago. In researching and deciding my staking plan, I [...]

June 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

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