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The Ice Bear

I don’t know if you’ve ever carved an ice sculpture. Neither had I until last Saturday, when my flatmate dragged me out to the London Ice Sculpture Festival at Canary Wharf. The large ice sculptures around us gave an overarching impression of grace and majesty, like silent statues of dancers. This did not in any … Continue reading



I have frequently commented upon the streak of madness that simmers gently below the surface of English people. You might think, at first appearance, that the English are rational creatures. Polite, thoughtful, reserved: these are all characteristics for which the English are renowned throughout the globe. However, I posit that it is all a ruse, … Continue reading