I spent two days in Davos last week as a guest of the Swiss Tourist Board explaining what we know about Brexit so far (answer – not a lot) to the slightly bemused Swiss audience who find it difficult to believe we seem to have no coherent plan in place for what’s going to happen. (I had to explain to them that 48% of Brits are rather bemused by it all too).

But we also got to talk about British tourists in Switzerland, past present and future.

Below you can see me (on the right) in full flow as I begged the Swiss hospitality industry to move away from their obsession with those small plastic pots of UHT milk they have with their coffee. I fear it was a losing battle. Despite being surrounded by millions of cows that could provide lots of lovely fresh milk, I don’t think they’ll be budging any time soon.



Davos 5

Thanks to Sara Roloff for the photo

Hull has been named UK City of Culture 2017.

My Mum was born there but not a big fan of the place. Growing up, we never visited despite living just an hour’s drive away and Mum never had good things to say about it. (Too many childhood war-time memories of the Luftwaffe flying over and Christmas spent in an air raid shelter).

So recently I took her back for a day to see what she made of it in 2017.

The Independent made a short video about us, and I wrote about it for their website – click HERE for the link to that