Category Archives: Opinion

So you think English is easy?

If you think English is an easy language too learn you wood knot bee rite. Inn fact, their is some thing incredibly tuff about trying too rite inn Ann interesting way. Don’t get me wrong, eye find writing rewarding and … Continue reading

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Let your mind do the travelling if your body can’t

By Gary Pearson Driving past Heathrow every day, as a travel addict, has its perks and pitfalls. Looking up to see the immense body of an Emirates A380 gliding majestically through the sky, my mind wanders to a place far flung. … Continue reading

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Vietnam – a cultural wonderland

I had this preconceived notion, having just spent a week in Bangkok, of what awaited as I made my final descent into Vietnam, Thailand’s more regimented and orderly neighbour. My presumptions, I thought as we queued for hours to get … Continue reading

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London’s pigeon problem

By Gary Pearson Pigeons, the dirty vermin that they are, have unquestionably and irrefutably become too comfortable in their surroundings, or more to the point, our surroundings. I express my escalating discord not purely because, regrettably, I once was open-wing slapped … Continue reading

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A sunset to behold on London’s Thames

By Gary Pearson Ambling slowly to the bank of London’s Thames at dusk, I become evermore appreciative of my surroundings, cognoscente of the fact that it’s not necessary to gallivant across the globe to enjoy a rewarding travel experience. I used to … Continue reading

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London neighbours that are world’s apart

Whether it’s hand-in-hand couples walking their spry dogs, families eating at street-side cafes or blokes drinking tea while compiling their latest blog post, Chiswick high street is a strip teeming with activity. It feels like a city within a city, a … Continue reading

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Don’t let cabin fever defeat you on a drizzly London day

Overcast, dreary and drab in London this morning, I thought it best – to avoid the debilitating symptoms of cabin fever – to amble down the street to my local coffee shop for a stimulating brew. And while it sounds … Continue reading

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Five types of people watchers

Maidenhead, of all places, bustles with activity on this mild and temperate, albeit overcast (no surprise there), English spring Saturday. Sipping on a flat white I find myself scanning passers-by, fascinated by people’s mannerisms, movements and the way in which … Continue reading

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Windsor Castle: a place of fairytales and a fiendish ogre

It’s an autumn weekend, although the gorgeous summer-like conditions indicate otherwise, and the royal town of Windsor is packed to the brim, almost bursting at the seams. Town roads resemble parking lots, sidewalks bustle with life and people queue as … Continue reading

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London living: Fighting for space while waiting for a friend-turned-foe

Every inch of space is contested and every empty seat fought for. As precious as ivory comprising an elephant’s tusk, personal space is an extremely rare and precious commodity. This is London. Crowds start to form as I stand on … Continue reading

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