Representation (31.2020)

It's a little bit old news now, but the English Lionesses won a major football (soccer) tournament for the first time ever. It’s the first time since 1966 that any English team has won a major tournament. Apparently the commentators went a bit crazy when Chloe Kelly celebrated her winning goal by taking her top… Continue reading Representation (31.2020)

Love this city… (but sometimes I hate it too)

I always dreamt about one day living in London. I'm not quite sure what I pictured this life would be, but presumably my dreams did not involve things like: queuing for a bus, cramming onto a crowded Tube, getting wet feet from a hidden puddle under wobbly paving on the footpath. But these are as much… Continue reading Love this city… (but sometimes I hate it too)

Harvest time (29.2022)

You know who I keep thinking about? Barb from season one Stranger Things. I don’t know why, but I keep picturing her sitting by the pool while her friends are off upstairs. Sitting there feeling sad, feeling pissed off and (spoilers!) about to be eaten by a monster. Although she doesn’t know that. We just… Continue reading Harvest time (29.2022)

Looking ahead – and backwards (27.2022)

I haven't written a weekly update for some time - sorry about that. I've been letting other things take up my time and as a result have not focussed much on this blog. Some short headline life news: I didn't get the job I applied for. I am not terribly upset about it. I think… Continue reading Looking ahead – and backwards (27.2022)

Impressions of Cambodia – 1. Phnom Penh

Where does the money come from? This is not a country rich in oil or minerals but there are Bentleys and Rolls Royces for sale and being driven about on the roads of Phnom Penh. This is proper ostentatious wealth, completely different to the branded clothing that everyone wears, because when Gucci branded clothes are… Continue reading Impressions of Cambodia – 1. Phnom Penh