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Like a box of chocolates

Spring is slowly turning into summer here in the Netherlands and everything is looking very green. Like this park in Nijmegen. That’s where I spent last week (in Nijmegen, not just the park) and where I bumped into a family from my home town in New Zealand. 353 more words


Jim O’Neill, BRICs and the UK’s Economy

Recently, the new government of the UK has appointed former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neil as a commercial secretary to the treasury. Jim coined the term Brazil, Russia, India and China… 583 more words


This moment: Where I am now…

Born in Durban, South Africa, in 1978, I have returned to the United Kingdom for the second time to live. I first left my home during the year 2000 to live and work in the UK, and to explore the world, lasting for 11 years. 997 more words

Intensely Raw

Beach, Bikes and Boozing in Bournemouth

My buddy Lydie turned the grand old age of 24 recently and to celebrate the occasion some pals and I rambled on down to Bournemouth for the weekend. 1,024 more words


Toilets around the world pt44 - Tesco Superstore Brent Cross, London

One smells this toilet well before one has even opened the door, there is a strong (but not overpowering) smell of bleach from the companies value range that permeates even the corridor leading to the toilet. 129 more words

Aquliegia Alert

The Aquilegias (Aquilegia vulgaris) have just started opening in my rockery…

They really add height and colour after the tulips have faded…

I shall be looking out for a couple of new ones I planted late last summer, but in the meantime most of them seem to be pale pink or purple… 159 more words


Ireland & Scotland: A wee journey

Two weeks after the Semana Santa (Easter Holy Week) holiday, students living in Sevilla also get a whole week off for Feria de Abril, or the annual spring festival. 1,242 more words

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