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5 things travelling has taught me about me

1. I’m grumpy when I’m hot. Living in a frying pan for six months can turn you into a raging Hulk at the smallest things: “No thanks, I don’t smoke. No I don’t want to buy your cigarettes as I’m … Continue reading

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Hopping Mad – Top 10 Tips for Crutches

When I was younger, I thought being on crutches looked like fun. Swinging on sticks and having your friends sign your cast – did it get much better than that? Now that I’ve had the pleasure of being on one leg for … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Me Now

It started well enough – the three of us on stage, ready to fulfil the cliché and sing our way to becoming school legends. I feel al-ah-ah-ah-ive! Heads snapped upwards, arms shuddering up in true Freddie fashion. Why didn’t I … Continue reading

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RayBan Man

This is a story about daylight robbery. The man kneels next to his wares, spread out on a mat that touches his neighbour. It is a lively market – Las Ramblas is bursting with salesmen and tourists alike. The sunglasses … Continue reading

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What not to say at work

Anyone who knows me will know that my mouth operates at about double the speed of my brain. I stumble over sentences, get the proverbs all wrong and babble in intervals that never fail to cut off the person speaking. … Continue reading

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Familiarising fast

Moving back to London was daunting after my stint in Asia. Just as I was busy settling back into autumnal Suffolk, enjoying food that wasn’t coated in fish sauce and remembering how to drive, I was launched back up to … Continue reading

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6 things I didn’t write in my postcard home

When you’re backpacking around other countries, things are bound to go wrong occasionally. Here’s a list of things that happened in my travels around SE Asia that I didn’t tell my folks back home: 1. Bed bugs – the ultimate … Continue reading

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