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July – the missing month.

July was a bit hectic. If I’d had ten minutes to spare I would’ve written some description of what I was doing here, but ten minutes never came up. As it was I spent the entire month working for a … Continue reading

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The NHS

This morning I had to go without breakfast as I was having a blood test as part of the usual Doctors’ registration medical process. It’s a half hour walk there, but since the previous nurse told me to get more … Continue reading

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Brighton

I spent last weekend down in Brighton. Much like everything else in the UK it’s been nearly two years since I was there. Getting down there was easy, but tiresome. The Megabus was as cheap and easy to book and … Continue reading

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Bernard Manning

Yesterday the old, racist British comedian Bernard Manning died, leaving a media unsure what to say about him. Though he’d been off TV for nearly thirty years he still made a fortune touring working men’s clubs where his behind-the-times humour … Continue reading

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I’ve been back in England a few weeks now, and the novelty of being here is already starting to fade into memory. I’d been away for 21 months, traveled to 21 countries via 16 buses, 31 trains, 7 boats and … Continue reading

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The best thing about being so far away from the UK is that I don’t have to occupy my brain with the tiresome cultural phenomena that make up about 50% of the conversations I have there. While I was in … Continue reading

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All the housemates I’ve ever had.

Bored, so creating a meme. May it flourish through many a journal. All the people I’ve lived with for more than a week in a house I was officially living in (i.e not student halls, a hostel or somebody’s sofa): … Continue reading

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