"Eurovision parties, the kind an erstwhile partner hosts every year, complete with scorecards and flags, are an acquired taste"
"The violence of the weather, and the mangled ghostly architecture, with its mountains of rubble and rows upon rows of smashed windows, creates something weird and otherworldly. It is The Tempest, rewritten by J.G. Ballard"
"The wreck itself, juxtaposed with the beach it will never move from, is beautiful. It is ruined and tarnished and weathered and frightening"
"I wondered though – this design has cost fortunes. How many people signed off on it before it went into production?"
"Being told by an obese mystic that I would probably die in 2019 while my daughter was there was also a little odd"
"The cars are a reminder of Cuban ingenuity, and the Cuban ability to stay effortlessly cool in difficult circumstances"
"'Smart trousers, sir' he says again, this time louder, more forcefully"
"Today, that old 'cradle seat' wouldn’t cut any kind of mustard in J-class"
"Merchant House is, in a hotel landscape that could otherwise be described as 'banal luxury'"
"I’ve always viewed the idea of going on a cruise ship as similar to checking in to jail for a week"