• We <em>knew</em> it was the Robin Hood tree as soon as we saw it! There it was: standing in all its glory next to the historical aura of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. But Yvonne just didn't believe us ...

    All for the Robin Hood Tree

    We knew it was the Robin Hood tree as soon as we saw it! There it was: standing in all its glory next to the historical aura of Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. But Yvonne just didn't believe us ...

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  • Half way. And how do I feel? Um ... the same as I felt a month ago, <em>and</em> the month before that <em>and</em> the month before that. In fact, the same as I felt <em>six</em> months ago.

    Half way and just a tiny bump

    Half way. And how do I feel? Um ... the same as I felt a month ago, and the month before that and the month before that. In fact, the same as I felt six months ago.

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  • Recently I was accosted with a vision that went something like this: me, lying on a hospital bed with my legs sprawled marinating in my own placenta juices. Like a pickled onion in beetroot sauce. Disgusting.

    My nine month sojourn in Pleasantville

    Recently I was accosted with a vision that went something like this: me, lying on a hospital bed with my legs sprawled marinating in my own placenta juices. Like a pickled onion in beetroot sauce. Disgusting.

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  • Who would have thought that a blue balloon was so multifunctional? This is a discovery I made one hot Saturday afternoon whilst walking along Oxford Street.

    Warren’s blue balloon

    Who would have thought that a blue balloon was so multifunctional? This is a discovery I made one hot Saturday afternoon whilst walking along Oxford Street.

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  • The clouds part, the angels chorus, a singly ray of sunlight beams down from the sky and the earth stops moving. The second coming you might think. Not yet. It's Schuh on Oxford Street.

    Heaven on earth

    The clouds part, the angels chorus, a singly ray of sunlight beams down from the sky and the earth stops moving. The second coming you might think. Not yet. It's Schuh on Oxford Street.

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  • As I queue outside South Africa House awaiting my turn to vote, my gaze falls upon Nelson's Column and the proud Trafalgar lions, and I am forced to take cognisance of the moment's significance.

    A moment in time

    As I queue outside South Africa House awaiting my turn to vote, my gaze falls upon Nelson's Column and the proud Trafalgar lions, and I am forced to take cognisance of the moment's significance.

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  • Here’s a guarantee for you: every South African has their own Parktown Prawn story. Feel free to test me on this – just mention the vile creature to a Saffa and see what happens…if you dare.

    Tales of a Beastly Beastie

    Here’s a guarantee for you: every South African has their own Parktown Prawn story. Feel free to test me on this – just mention the vile creature to a Saffa and see what happens…if you dare.

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  • The guardian.co.uk has published a great article entitled <e>The celebrity cult of SpongeBob</e>, which describes <em>SpongeBob</em> as a "ridiculously popular children's cartoon that one imagines was dreamt up while under the influence."

    The Cult of the Cartoon

    The guardian.co.uk has published a great article entitled The celebrity cult of SpongeBob, which describes SpongeBob as a "ridiculously popular children's cartoon that one imagines was dreamt up while under the influence."

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  • TRAVEL REVIEW - A couple of weeks ago, I spent four brilliant days trekking around Dublin with husband, who time and time again, proves himself to be the most awesome travel partner in the universe. The amount of time we spend laughing is beyond normal.

    A Breath of History

    TRAVEL REVIEW - A couple of weeks ago, I spent four brilliant days trekking around Dublin with husband, who time and time again, proves himself to be the most awesome travel partner in the universe. The amount of time we spend laughing is beyond normal.

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  • It always seems like such a romantic idea - lying next to your lover in a bed of soft green grass, staring up at the sky, listening to birds chirping and bees buzzing...

    What’s in a name?

    It always seems like such a romantic idea - lying next to your lover in a bed of soft green grass, staring up at the sky, listening to birds chirping and bees buzzing...

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