Paraskevidekatriaphobia

On Friday 13 November 1868, the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini died from pneumonia at his country house in Passy.  Possibly an unremarkable event if, like me, you are fairly indifferent to Italian opera.  But it Read More …

If Chocolate is bad for you, what about Singing?

Forget the traditional message of Easter.  For many, this weekend is all about chocolate.  Everywhere you look there are chocolate eggs calling out to be eaten and chocolate bunnies just waiting for someone to bite Read More …