Tag Archives: England

Don’t conform, make travelling your norm

Slaloming and snaking through one of London’s innumerable underground tunnels, I come to a somewhat sobering conclusion as I try to avoid the throngs. On this particular day, I’m one of the worst of all the scurrying rats. While cursing … 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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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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Water frozen in time but not in state

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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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Windsor bustles with life during Easter weekend

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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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London after dawn

London just after dawn presents a mystical, historical and medieval canvass.

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From Calgary to London, packed in like sardines

Imagining I am sat on a beach somewhere, sinking into the soft sand splayed out on a reclined lounge chair, gazing out onto the open water with a rum and coke in hand, I can’t help but notice something snatching … Continue reading

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Michael Owen: A career in pictures

A trip down memory lane brings back nostalgic Michael Owen sentiment, a player who, due to recurring injury, never lived up to a nation’s lofty expectations. BBC Sport – Michael Owen: A career in pictures.

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