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Paying a visit to the gods of old

Paying a visit to the gods of old

Don’t you love friends who greet you not with “Hello” but with “Let’s go on an adventure!” whilst unconcealed excitement sparkles in their eyes? I do. So when my friend Alkis suggested flying to Greece for the weekend to climb Mount Olympus, I didn’t have to think long – I’d booked flights before I’d asked for the time off work. According to the ancient tales, Mount Olympus is the home to the Twelve Olympians, the major gods of the Greek…

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Burning Man 2016

Burning Man 2016

Burning Man made me remember. So many people say that Burning Man changed their life. But for me, it made me remember that my life had changed already. After almost a year back in civilisation, I’d begun to grow back into London life. Working, commuting, buying, rushing, worrying. I hadn’t forgotten, but I had noticed that certain thoughts were becoming more distant. Lessons I’d learned were slowly becoming a haven of memory, a place to visit by choice, rather than…

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NYC – Day 4, Learning Basketball

NYC – Day 4, Learning Basketball

Happy holidays, everyone! A day for a brisk walk in Central Park before the Knicks game this afternoon. The operative word here being “brisk” as it’s 21F/-6C today. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t wander too long in search of breakfast and instead went to the Starbucks round the corner. The one advantage is they serve coffee in buckets. Oh my. I’m going to say it again. It is eye-wateringly cold outside. I may be from Yorkshire, but even I…

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NYC – Day 3 Part 4, Love for the East Village

NYC – Day 3 Part 4, Love for the East Village

Ohhhhhhhh food baby. Major food baby. Coma imminent. Went to Hearth in the East Village for La Vigilia/Feast of the Seven Fishes. No one really knows why it’s 7, but it’s fish and it’s Italian-American, so it seemed like a great thing to try. I’ll attach the menu at some point. I was perfectly on-time, but the hostess informed me I’d be waiting 15 minutes or so for a table. I wasn’t rushing, so I was less than perturbed by…

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NYC – Day 3 Part 2, Christmas Magic Kicks Off

NYC – Day 3 Part 2, Christmas Magic Kicks Off

The early afternoon was set aside for the New York City Ballet Balanchine Nutcracker. The magic of Christmas starts! The children from the School of American Ballet were completely adorable, and made me think how much better Christmas is when you’re a child. The excitement of staying up late, seeing so many friends and family members that you never see any other time of year, Christmas TV programmes on the telly, and the food and drink is so much better…

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