'I was able to get the arch criminal of the Japanese... a bestial swine by the name of Minami' - An officer's letters to his new wife gave their son a glimpse of life in the Far East after Japan's surrender ended the Second World War
Interview with Jeremy Clarkson
Watch this interesting and amusing video interview for The Grapevine Works with Jeremy Clarkson, a couple of weeks ago. Hear about his farming, his successes and disasters on his farm to date and a bit about ‘The Grand Tour’ and hosting ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’
An interview with Polly Williamson
This is a truly inspiring video interview with a remarkable lady, Polly Williamson, who suffered a near fatal brain injury in a riding accident 9 years ago. She talks to me about her long road to recovery and her brilliant book she has written called ‘Where did I go’ that I recommend you all read.
A video interview with Hope and Homes for Children
Grapevine interviews Stefan Darabus from Hope and Homes for Children. We discuss the charity and their mission to eradicate orphanages all over the world and make sure every child is loved, nurtured and cared for, within a loving family environment.
A video interview with Sir Mark Todd
I interviewed eventing legend Sir Mark Todd recently. He's talkes about his outstanding career as probably the world's most successful three day event rider and his switch in career to becoming a British based flat trainer. Please excuse my rather amateurish first attempt at video interviewing - it will improve I promise!
British cheese crisis
We thought we should share this article with you about the artisan cheesemaking industry which has suffered an extreme downturn over the last few weeks. Please support small businesses where you can - and if you are a cheese fan, there are several links in the article online where you can make your orders.
Commemorating Lives during Covid-19
Grapevine member, Russell Fowler gives us some advice on the current situation with regards to burials and memorial services. Whilst it's not necessarily a topic we may want to think about, it could be very poignant in the sad event that someone we may love, passes away in this strange time.