I’ve always used full face helmets, and always sports bike/race style lids. Open face helmets have never really appealed and I wouldn’t consider not wearing one, no matter where I was. When AGV offered to let me try their SportModular flip front lid I was a bit sceptical, but I’m always open to new ideas, so thought I’d give it a go.
If you can judge the quality of a man by his enemies, then few people can boast a better character recommendation than the two quotes below from such 'distinguished' and spectacularly self serving sources.
“Ghastly, puritanical, po-faced, sanctimonious, finger-wagging, Woke-Witchfinder-in-Chief” Toby Young, Twitter
For centuries, the classic London clubs in St. James’s and Pall Mall were where ‘The Establishment’ effectively ruled society; their highly elitist memberships comprised the inner circle of the aristocracy.
The Polo season is coming! Picnics with cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and cold champagne, dressing up in red corduroy trousers and tight yellow jumpers and damn the latest fashion trends. At last Polo is upon us and there are many terrific matches to attend with athletic men and women leaping on horseback to compete for our entertainment. The sun will shine and we will all get pink faces and drink and eat too much. Glorious! I may even take a few more lessons this year just to appreciate how easy the Polo pros make it look, now where’s my mallet?
Final of the King Power Gold Cup for the British Open Championships
21st July 2019.
The Gold Cup is played to decide the British Open Polo Championship and is the premier Polo tournament in the world at 22 goal (High Goal) level. With all the international stars of the game in action in the incomparable setting of Cowdray Park’s famous ‘Lawns’, the event draws in Polo aficionados from all over the globe.
Cartier Queen's Cup Tournament 2019
Coming back from the summer break with recharged batteries and a suitcase full of souvenirs and good intentions, September always seems to do its best to challenge this with a tsunami of shows. For myself and my colleagues at Quarterre, a transport and product design studio based in London, this has centred around two things this year: The London Design Festival, when the world and its soft furnishings comes to our doorstep and the Paris Motor Show, a veritable Grande Dame of the automotive industry whose glory days might be behind her now but who still knows how to put on a class act.
• Sara, what is your show LadsLadsLads about? Why is it described as a ‘thinking person’s stag-do?
It’s sometimes hard to summarise what a show is about- but I wanted to give people the sense that it is fun and celebratory- but rather than about being about to get married- the exact opposite. Having fun, trying new things in a way of being braver and more self-reliant. Some of my shows in the past have had serious aspects, theories and research and this one is lighter. It’s like a party, except only I get to talk and you have to sit there watching me.
Hypnotherapy has moved on in leaps and bounds since the days of chaise-longues and swinging watches.
Griff Rhys Jones is the star of Not the Nine o'Clock News, Smith & Jones and Three Men In a Boat and a legend in the comedy world. His face to face sketches with Mel Smith were exceptional examples of pure comedy, just two heads on screen chatting and defying expectations with surprising moments of irresistible hilarity. For many years they were the dominant force in alternative British humour along with Rowan Atkinson, Lenny Henry, Billy Connolly and French and Saunders.