Interview with Henry Cheape
I had a chat with Henry Cheape, the other day. Henry's going to be rowing solo across the Atlantic a couple of weeks time (12th December start), to raise money for three conservation and sustainability charities. We discuss the mammoth task he has lying ahead, how his preparation has gone and how we can follow his progress.
Interview with F1 reporter and presenter, Natalie Pinkham
Natalie, fresh back from the Vegas Grand Prix, very kindly squeezed in a chat with me ahead of the launch of Hope and Homes for Children's Christmas appeal - a charity that Natalie is patron of, that's very close to her heart.
It’s not over ‘til it’s over – the long tail of Joint Lives Maintenance
Our specialists in family law, Simon Beccle and Charlotte Skea-Strachan from the leading London Family department at Payne Hicks Beach, describe a recent case in which a former husband was ordered to pay a lump sum of £314,500 to his former wife, after which his spousal maintenance obligations would come to an end. They give advice to those finding themselves in a similar position.
Interview with Nicola Wilson
Nicola was one of the world's top three day event riders who has won numerous medals for Great Britain at Olympics Games, World and European Championships, including becoming European Champion in 2021. Nicola suffered a horrendous, career ending fall at Badminton in 2022 and is on a long and arduous road to recovery. Nicola is an inspiration to us all, her competitive spirit, positivity and determination is unbelievable and is playing a huge part in helping her regain her mobility and make the most of her life now, as it's taken a new direction.
A day in the Life of Jude Kereama
Jude Kereama is Executive Chef and owner of award winning Cornish restaurants Kota and Kota Kai, both in the most Southern port of the United Kingdom,Porthleven. Originally from New Zealand, Jude has lived in England for the last 27 years and has established himself as a stalwart of the Cornish food scene. Jude has competed four times on the Great British Menu, representing the South West of England. His last effort culminating in Jude cooking at the Banquet for Invention and Innovation in Great Britain.
Interview with Young Voices CEO, Ben Lewis
Ben is the brains behind the world's largest children's choir concerts in the world. Over 2 million children have taken part in a Young Voices concert around the world where they have performed in the largest arenas including the O2.
A day in the life of... Warner Music Group’s Simon Robson
Simon has been President, International, Recorded Music at Warner Music Group since 2020. Responsible for the record company’s operations outside the US and UK, he has his finger on the pulse of music scenes from Korea’s K-Pop to Africa’s Amapiano. He frequently travels to different markets around the world, so there really is no typical day in the office, but here he shares what he does when working in London…
A Day in The Life of a Superyacht Broker
Grapevine member, Will Christie, talks us through his typical day of being a superyacht broker - from the children's school drop-off (and dogs dropping's!) through to his jet-set travel and multi-million Pound deals; it's all here!
Top hat chat before Ascot!
A chat and a bit of a demo with the man behind gentlemen's top hat, racing and menswear outfitter, Oliver Brown. Kristian tells us a bit about his wonderful top hats, how there're made, how to wear then and more importantly how not to wear them(!) ahead of Royal Ascot.
What a week at Badminton...
As the dust (well mud!) settles after 2023’s Badminton Horse Trials, I’m reflecting on what a journey it has been! From the moment the riders and horses arrived, with the wet spring and pretty unfavourable forecast, it was clear that this was going to be a tough one.
A day in the life of ... Badminton week by New Zealand Team vet, Christiana Ober
When Panda kindly asked me to write an article for the series “A Day In The Life…” for Grapevine I gave great consideration to what day could possibly give accurate insight and embody all the emotions and experiences that I feel as a sport horse team veterinarian….Then it came to me, of course, Badminton cross country day!