This task was suggested by someone who’s first idea was ‘Pick up the shattered pieces of your broken life and learn to laugh again’. When I pressed him for another he said, ‘Follow someone for a day’. So I tried. I sloped … Continue reading
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A marathon is beyond me; I can’t even drive that far. I get tired just watching the London marathon. However, as a compromise, I sign up for a 5k charity run. The ‘Race for Life’ is organised by Cancer Research. I’ve never taken part in anything … Continue reading
Henry Kissinger said, ‘The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people, they think its their fault.’ No word on the nice thing about being a celebrity’s friend. But like anyone as deep as a puddle, … Continue reading
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I am on a reindeer sledding expedition in Swedish Lapland. We’re driving reindeer and getting a glimpse into the life of the indigenous and formerly nomadic Samí people. Tonight we’re spending the night in a tent. We’ve lined up our sleeping bags, as close to … Continue reading
My shortest and most succesful shopping trip. Successful based on the criteria of time spent, money spent, intensity of cash-desk adrenaline rush, intensity and duration of buyer’s remorse, desire to wear immediately, and price per wear. Not quite bespoke but the next best thing. … Continue reading
Total Wipe Out? Total Wimp Out I’m afraid. Massive fail. Sorry, Milo. Milo is my nephew and suggested this task for me. I’d never heard of Total Wipeout but responded enthusiastically anyway. ‘Ooh sounds brilliant – what is it?’ I chirruped. ‘Look on YouTube’ he … Continue reading