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DATELINE MONDAY 1ST AUGUST 2022


Happy Monday, White Rabbits and all that stuff


Good morning from the occasionally sunny but mostly so far dull, dry overcast streets of London W10 I hope all is well. I hope you had a great weekend my weekend was interesting to say the least. On Sunday morning I was driving when the phone rang, caller ID showed it was from my 96 year old Mum’s carer, that immediately bought thoughts of “this can’t be good news”, the carer called to say the Police are on their way to the house, Mum and the carer had disturbed a burglar in my Mum’s bedroom. Phew is that all I thought😊 So I drove over to Mum’s my sister Nicole who lives close by was there when I arrived she had everything under control, the Police were there taking statements and tea. I was superfluous to requirements just reassured Mum that we the Marks Clan were there backing her up.

Mum was shaken and stirred, shaken to have seen the burglar in her bedroom stirred to go onto the internet searching for a second hand AK47, Mum is very thrifty.


Many congratulations to The Lionesses they played magnificently throughout the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament and that is a masterclass in how to win, play magnificently and consistently well, success will follow and it sure did.


Not only did they win by beating Germany 2-1 without going to penalties they also managed to kick The Prime Minister contest the weather the lack of rain and Ukraine off the front pages of the newspapers and the headlines on the BBC News at Ten for that they deserve our thanks.


Sad news that Nichelle Nichols, AKA (also known as) Lieutenant Nyota Uhura of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, has passed away Star Trek as compulsory viewing as we grew up.


And as we start August the news gets even thinner on the ground as the holiday season kicks off.


That’s it, you are up to date from a David point of view .


MM and Company news update

South Africa

Shaun, Brad and the team at The Inside Edge DMC Southern Africa are delighted with the recent poll undertaken by Travel + Leisure who asked its readers to vote for the top five hotels in Africa

The results are a huge vote for Cape Town South Africa in Shaun and Brad’s back yard

The 5 Best City Hotels in Africa are :-

1. The Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town

2. Silo Hotel, Cape Town

3. One&Only Cape Town

4. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya

5. Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town


New York New York so good they named it twice

Beth Lockwood of Details NYC have told us that The Ritz-Carlton has announced the opening of The Ritz Carlton New York in the heart of Manhattan. The 50-story hotel has 250 guestrooms include 19 suites, with an additional 16 one- and two-bedroom penthouse residences. Nubeluz is located on the hotel’s rooftop and offers 270-degree views across Manhattan, on the first floor of The Ritz-Carlton New York, there is a Lobby Lounge and Bar called NoMad.



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