Well several things as a matter of fact
First, I want to introduce you to our new Wine Writer. Richard Household – page 17. Richard has
used his first article for The DatebooK to tell you about himself so rather than take away from his
column; I will just say that we think he will be an excellent addition to our team. Richard has a very
interesting background in wine and he plans to share some of his knowledge with our readers.
Not quite so new, because we have talked about this before, is the changing scene in special events.
No longer do we see as many gala evenings and lavish balls. Why? Because they are just too
expensive to put on. Yes there are still a few balls happening and certainly some lovely, well
attended dinners but nowadays charities are turning to sports events for fundraising … especially
With that in mind we have a new format for our Calendar of Events, page 23. We have moved
marathons into their own section. Not only does it look good design-wise, it also shows how many
marathons are taking place this spring as well as how many charities are participating. Very
In addition, I hope you will also read our article on Six Historic Royal Palaces you Can Hire, pages 13-
15. Each is a very interesting description of the palace and what it has to offer. I know, not really
“new” – the royal palaces. However this new write up is very well done.
Finally, if you are a fan of films, be sure to check back on our website in a couple of weeks. Richard
Fitzwilliams, our Artscene Writer, is going to be doing his review of the London Film Critics’ Circle
Awards as well as the Oscars. No doubt he will have some interesting insights to offer.
Mary Kay Eyerman