Mike was happy that he was never seasick during the crossing, yet it felt good to make land again at the end of November. I’m on land again – (word censored) solid and it’s a good feeling. … I haven’t seen the country yet but I think I’ll have plenty of time, and when the […]
For some reason, AT40 recaps are some of the most popular things I’ve ever written. So, given a long weekend, I’m gonna take on another one from the early ’80s. (As with last time, there is no special significance to the chosen week, and I didn’t know what would be played until I listened.) Favorites […]
Nine studio albums in and it seems that Millencolin can do absolutely no wrong. In their typical punk ways, the Swedish rockers give us a hard, fast and politically intense album that has come to be expected from the band who are internationally loved. With the name SOS, its definitely a call to show that […]
The wonderment of urbanity wrapped in a 7-minute jam session.
I saw this over at Realms of My Mind a while ago and it looked fun, so here we go!
After a long overnight bus to Munich I was feeling exhausted. I went straight to my hostel and was able to do my laundry and shower even though I could not get my room until 2 pm. The feeling of taking a shower and being able to put freshly washed clothes on afterwards was absolutely […]
My Weekly Walk My weekly walk has become a Sunday ritual. I enjoy the habit of sleeping in, taking my time with breakfast, getting some homework done (sometimes at a coffee shop), doing laundry, taking an afternoon shower, and heading out to wherever I feel like going. This week happened to be the warmest day, […]
At the suggestion of some friends, I’m starting a blog. It will be my first foray into this sort of venture. The goal here isn’t to flex my grand writing skills or become a prolific star of the blogosphere, but only to share my thoughts with anyone who might find them worthwhile. So thank you […]
What on earth?! Elizabeth, Mary, and Bess of Hardwick wandering around in a laundry. The Four Marys praying on the bedroom floor that Darnley had managed to hit the jackpot. When he wasn’t carrying on with Rizzio – as if Rizzio, even if he actually had been interested in blokes, would have looked twice at […]
[tweet_dis2]Snappy Responses to Israeli Hasbara from @curaffairs #tbt[/tweet_dis2] [responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] There is an effective debating trick called the Gish gallop, in which you bury your opponent in an avalanche of arguments. The point is to overwhelm them with sheer quantity of claims—disregarding the veracity or strength of the arguments advanced—so […]
Sometimes, somehow, as it happens when a traveler meets another, a conversation begins that beckons a detour from an intended itinerary. We hear of a few remote villages further north on the Nam Ou that sound intriguing. We let go of traveling to Vang Vieng; its tales of stunning beauty and its dark side of […]
I felt rather ok this morning but after our first walk I was back to having absolutely no energy but I have at least been able to eat solid food again 🙂 Nova is fine too and I haven’t seen any more leakage from the drainage hole knock on wood or as we say […]
We have had a quite easy day today and just been wondering around the local area of Hanoi, we are staying in the old quarter. I started off the day by heading to the local phone shop to get a simcard for my phone, it works out cheaper to just get a local simcard rather […]
Life doesn’t come easily to most and if it has come easy to a few of us, the least we could do is be compassionate and not throw our luck down the throat of someone who is trying to make ends meet in situations as grave as hers.
Everyone has a moment in their life that stops them in their tracks. It makes you realize you are on the wrong path. It changes your views forever. Good or bad the world never looks the same and happiness can be sucked out forever. My defining moment with my ex came years before he came […]
In numerous previous literary offerings I’ve written whimsically of northern English summers past. In particular the mid to late 1970’s, years when meteorological gods bequeathed us Brits almost unbroken sunshine during the warm season. Helius and Zeus working in conjunction with Karma to recompense the UK proletariat for 1974’s power cuts and 1976’s Great Spangle […]
Tired of living without a dryer in Florence? Treat yourself to personalized laundry service at Lavanderia Manfredi! In addition to the typical self-service wash & dry option that most laundromats have, Manfredi offers the option to wash, dry and fold your clothes for you. They also have special services, like ironing, dry cleaning, washing linens, […]