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The Grandeur that was Rome!

Arriving on the 15th of August, and tired from the first long-haul flight, my original plan was to take it easy, and spend the rest of the day in the apartment, sleep, and review my itinerary for the next couple of days. 1,151 more words


For The First Time: The SIA Brat's Off To See The Pope

Patience is a virtue. One that I occasionally possess. This was of those times…

“Monica, wake up! We’re going to be late!” my mother said in a raised voice. 1,730 more words

The Brat Travels

Revolutions Per Minute

Needle. Groove. The room, the city spins. I spiral ever closer. Accelerate. Decelerate. I stand stone still in St Peter’s Square, eyes closed, the ground beneath me gone, gone, gone. 319 more words


The Smallest State on Earth

The Vatican in Rome Italy is the smallest State on earth, the head of the Catholic church and the Vatican City State is the Pope. 55 more words



As part of our global rotation in the UK, we are required to maintain our professional training in the US as well.  So every summer the US expats all meet up in one location to complete the required training.  1,763 more words


Zero Carbon City Rhythms

An extract from the novel Look At What You Could Have Won:

They hit the Oxford Road and took a tram into town.  Julie could hear the music already, she could feel it seeping through the wet sodden streets, see it steaming up off the joins between the Old Town and the New.  1,728 more words


Pope Francis calls on Europe’s Catholics to shelter refugees

Reuters and AFP

Pope Francis delivers a speech at the Vatican on September 6, 2015. Photo credit Filippo Monteforte, AFP


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