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Incomparable Ischia

Rising out of the Tyrrhenian Sea at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples lies the volcanic island of Ischia (pronounced ISS-key-ah). With its warm Mediterranean climate and fertile volcanic soil, the island provides a rich bounty of quality produce year-round, including some of Italy’s highest quality wines. 442 more words

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Today in Grateful Dead History: June 15, 1995 - Franklin County Airport, Highgate, VT

In the “essay” I wrote in the “About” section of this site, I said:

[W]hat I’m generally aiming for here, is an actual discussion of the music, …

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Green London

One of my favourite things about London is the number of green spaces scattered around the city. Whenever the stress and busyness of the city gets to me, I can always go relax in a park! 213 more words


London Pub Signs - The Flask, Hampstead...

This Grade II-listed pub owes its name to the fact it was from where “medicinal waters” taken from nearby springs were taken to be bottled before being sold to coffee houses and taverns across London at threepence a flask. 150 more words


Who wears the trousers?

One of the areas of our society in which gendered clothing most prominently features and differentiates between people is school uniform. From a very young age, children are forced to align themselves with a particular set of clothing, chosen from (typically) one of two prescriptive lists. 189 more words


These are picture from my first visit to Highgate. It was bloody cold. I tried taking as many pictures as possible so that I have stuff to work from; repeat visits may become an issue as it costs money and the weather isn’t the most forgiving for drawing in-situ. 76 more words

The Line Of Beauty: the 1980s London of Alan Hollinghurst

The coming spectacle of a Conservative Iron Lady armed with a vast majority built from nostalgia and fear has lured me back to Alan Hollingurst’s novel The Line of Beauty, a prize-winning tale of gay sex, cocaine and invincible Tory swagger set in various places, including, most seductively for me, some evocative parts of 1980s London. 656 more words