Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Arches, South Hampstead

Think old world wine bar, think The Arches. Owned by a wine enthusiast and his partner, this Aladdin’s cave of antiques and trinkets is not simply an eccentrically decorated and cosy local. It’s a place for serious oenophiles. A home … Continue reading

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Why do I travel?

I often search the annals of the Guardian or the Observer or the New York Times not for the news of the day, but for the gems lost somewhere in the vast online bowels of these publishing giants on subjects … Continue reading

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Solo.Female.Traveller.

Why women should not heed the negative, gender-stereotyped reactions to solo travel Solo female traveller. These three words seem to be able to strike fear into the hearts of some of the most liberal-minded, cultivated people I know – women … Continue reading

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A life less cluttered and why now is the right time to follow your heart…

Reliable Joe’s reasons for leaving it all behind to travel the world solo Despite the ubiquity of rather hackneyed (and all too often misspelled) quotes on social media these days, one that appeared in my Facebook feed recently really spoke … Continue reading

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Western Cape, South Africa

I’m of the generation whose brains have been seemingly irreparably altered by addictions to Youtube and social media. I have intellectual ADD. I lose interest easily – in things, tasks, people. I get bored and I move on. Precious few … Continue reading

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The Princess of Wales, Primrose Hill

With free jazz performances every Sunday afternoon, an outdoor courtyard with an unofficial Banksy, a beautiful central bar serving a good range of beers and wines by the glass and delicious food on offer all week long, it’s not hard … Continue reading

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Should I clean my flat?

Hell yes! You need to get out that dustpan and brush ASAP.

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Should I go drinking in Camden?

Hell no! Your Camden days are long passed, my friend. Try Primrose Hill or Hampstead up the road, you’re not as young as you think you are.

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Should I go to South London?

Yay! Go to South London. But beware, you may be converted.

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Should I go to North London?

Yay! Go to North London. But beware, you may never want to leave.

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