Monthly Archives: October 2013

A journey through South America

I was planning to write more elaborately about my time travelling through South America for four months back in 2005/6. Then I decided against it. I didn’t want to write out my whole itinerary or outline blow by blow every … Continue reading

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My travelling pants

Most women have a favourite item of clothing that they can wear for a variety of different occasions. Whether it’s that summer dress that so effortlessly goes from day to evening with some heels and dangly earrings or that top … Continue reading

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Prepare and protect

I am now in the final stages of planning and preparing for my big trip, and it’s fair to say I’ve had a few near melt-downs along the way. That “oh my goodness, what the heck am I doing?” feeling … Continue reading

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Remembrance of things past

One of the main reasons I wanted to go travelling again is how much my past experience of real travelling has informed my life since (NB: what I call real travelling is long-term, multi-country vagabonding, not just a two week … Continue reading

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This month’s cartoon…

MUM, HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S READY? WHEN THE MEAT IS TENDER ENOUGH, THE TEETH FALL OUT.

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King William IV, Hampstead

The King William IV on Hampstead High Street is an imposing, old-world style pub on the corner where the famous Hampstead crêpe stand is positioned. As such, diners here are well-placed to watch the queues until late into the evening … Continue reading

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The Wells Tavern, Hampstead

Perfectly positioned to catch all manner of folk returning from a day strolling or picnicking on Hampstead Heath, the Wells Tavern is an ideal spot for a glass of wine or a meal either alfresco on a pleasant residential corner … Continue reading

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The Old White Bear, Hampstead

The Old White Bear is perched high up in Hampstead on a tranquil, residential street – an ideal spot for a quiet drink even before you avail yourself of the view across London to the Shard from the street outside. … Continue reading

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This month’s cartoon…

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The Content Producers

“The guidelines are clear Jack,” the Line Manager’s face remained rigid with displeasure as he placed a copy of the Junior Content Producer’s Manual down on the desk between them, next to the report Jack had generated for his six … Continue reading

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