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Somewhere Round the Corner...

Monday, 5 June 2023

My people,

If it feels like a lifetime and looks like a lifetime, then it probably is a lifetime. Yep, that’s how long it’s been since I wrote an update - so long that I don’t quite know how to start. I think I’ll start where I often start, in front of my wonderful supporters, saying thank you.

When I started this journey in 2017, my kids were all in primary school, and I thought this would…

The Art of Crowdsurfing

Friday, 7 June 2019

Hi y'all,

I bet you feel like one of those faithful friends who is always there it pick things up from exactly where they ended the last time. No? Well, that's how I feel about you. I go on these long no-update breaks and come back and yet (I like to believe) you listen and you continue to support this The City Will Love You movement. That's why I named this update The Art of Crowdsurfing; I've…

What New Days Bring

Friday, 15 February 2019

Well, hello!

It's been a while. I almost feel like I could say Happy New Year twice and not be far out. I am truly dire at this update thing, but don't let that make you think I don't love you and appreciate you, that I'm not astounded that so many of you have put your support behind The City Will Love You. We are getting there. At the end of last year, I was incredibly moved when Nathalie Teitler…

The Full Main Course

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


It's been a while, hasn't it?! I feel like the seasons aren't even behaving themselves so we can't really tell how fast time is unravelling. It's close to the end of August already. This is the time of year when my body starts to crave all kinds of food in anticipation of a series of birthdays in my family which follow hard on the heels of Eid and lead all the way to Christmas, then the new…

Something Cooking in the Kitchen

Monday, 30 April 2018

Hi y'all!

Like the best stories, life is not predictable so I haven't been in control of my time in the last couple of months. That has meant that I've failed to update you - and I've barely spoken about The City Will Love You. Well, I'm back and I want to start by saying thanks to my new supporters - we're getting there slowly!

What I have managed to do is work on the menu for the City Dinner…

Forget You, I didn't

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

No, I really didn't. I just ended up being much busier than I intended to be (who ever intends to be busy?), so I've fallen behind on sending out information and updates. Still, we're at 15%!! Double digits. At the time of my first update we were in single digits. Thank you all very much; it's just the platform I need to really get this campaign going.

Still, since it's been so long you deserve…

Who The Cap Fit

Thursday, 21 December 2017

I've never started a message by saying thank you, but this feels like one of those messages that needs to break rules. Thank you! 

I mean, I'm a logical man most of the time and - of course! - I expected to get at least one person to back The City Will Love You, but I still can't describe the feeling of eupho-relief I had when I go my first funder. And then, when I realised who it was (this kid…

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