This, is the Mini One Clubman, the entry-level Mini for those who want the looks and agility of the regular Mini but now, due to one reason or another, require that extra bit of space and comfort. It is the “base-spec” variant of the Mini catered towards a more “mature” Mini-fan (do we call them […]Read more "One more thing: Driving the Mini One Clubman"
11 Years (and counting), that’s how long the 370Z have been around. So much so it even became an internet meme for hanging around THAT long. (Enough for BMW to release 2-Generations of the 3-Series). So it’s not secret that people have been waiting for a new Z for a really long time. And, it’s […]Read more "The Z is dead. Long live the Z!"
“You have to try the 2 Series Gran Coupe.” These words from a friend certainly piqued my interest as I slotted a key into the ignition before twisting the engine to life. My drive this morning was in no way quick nor rapid, but with minimal weight to throw around, a light yet delicate shift […]Read more "Two be or not to be: Driving the BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport"
Finishing up our trifecta of yummy Michelin starred delights for this visit to Japan, our last stop just before heading towards Narita Airport was non other than Les Créations de Narisawa. Or Narisawa for short. Helmed by Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, (Yes, you’d have seen him if you watched Netflix’s Final Table), his 2-starred Michelin restaurant […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Tokyo Food-Otaku: Les Créations de Narisawa"
Moving on from our Michelin adventure in Niseko, we now find ourselves seated in Den. One of (if not the best) restaurant in Tokyo and listed at number 11 on the World’s 50 best restaurants and number 3 for Asia’s equivalent list for 2020 and awarded the best restaurant in Japan for 3 years running, […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Tokyo Food-Otaku: Den Tokyo"
Dining out in Japan will forever be filled with memorable experience. Be it standing under the train tracks in a smokey hole-in-the-wall Kushi-katsu diner with barely enough room to stand or heading out to a beautifully quaint Izakaya in a remote part of the city. Each one ingrained into the mind in their own unique […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Tokyo Food-Otaku: Of joys and disappointments. Yakitori Tsukada & Ginza Kyubey."
We’re back! Well… most of it at least. While I am still currently in the process of fixing my flickr affected posts, I have after much time and effort, managed to get most of my previous stories restored. Unfortunately, there were some stories that have been lost due to me not having their images as […]Read more "Back to our regular(ish) scheduled programme"
The ability to act with restraint, judgement and reasoning while giving way to feeling and emotion. An idea that revolves around the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. An idea that after driving the new Mini Cooper Clubman S around for a weekend, felt like it could have come straight […]Read more "Sense & Sensibility: Driving the F54 Mini Cooper Clubman S"
No idea what happened but my paid pro Flickr account has just disappeared without any notice nor warning a few days ago. I don’t know what is going on and I am not sure if it will ever be back. Feels like another photobucket fiasco but even worse as the entire account is now non-existent. […]Read more "FLICKR ACCOUNT DOWN/GONE"
It finally happened. After more than 10 years with a blemish-free driving record, a letter arrived in the mail to relieve me of a good amount of money and an equally good amount of points. Yes, ladies and gents, I’ve been caught speeding. But, at least it wasn’t the worst car to get caught in […]Read more "Maxi Mini: Driving the F60 Mini JCW Countryman ALL4"