An Epic Experience in Champagne

Stuart and I have just spent the past week in Champagne, visiting a whole range of different houses and having the great fortune of seeing a visit planned 18 months ago coincide with the week of harvest. This meant that our hosts for the week were incredibly busy, and we are so appreciative that without […]

The next chapter in the Icon story begins

Today marks the formal beginning of the next chapter for Icon, as our new investment partners formally enter the business and Quadrant exits. Β We announced the transaction back in late MayΒ Β and have been working closely with our new partners QIC, Goldman Sachs and Pagoda since then, but it’s an important day in the company’s history […]

The number one lesson I learned from the solar eclipse

Our recent eclipse experience taught me a number of things.  I learned a lot about the science of eclipses, and that the reason that they occur is that the moon is 400 times closer to earth than the sun, but that also exactly 400 times smaller, meaning that when they line up once every 18 […]

Experiencing Eclipse 2017

Last weekend Stuart and I headed to the USA with the kids in tow to experience our first ever solar eclipse as part of Virgin Galactic’s Camp Eclipse gathering. Β A huge amount of planning by the team had gone into the event, firstly working with eclipse experts on identifying the best possible location and then […]

Uluru now and then

Last weekend I flew to Uluru to take part in the Australian Outback Marathon, along with the 20 or so other people who made up Team Epic Good.  You can read more about the marathon experience here (to be clear I ran the 6k course not the full 42!), but I also wanted to share some of the highlights of our […]