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They’re Changing Guard At Buckingham Palace … Celebrating AA Milne

January 18 marks the birthday of author AA Milne. He is best known as the creator of Winnie The Pooh, but the thing I remember him for most is his collection of poems When We Were Very Young.  I grew up … Continue reading

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New Year, New Adventures – My Resolutions For 2016

I’m not normally one for new year’s resolutions, but this year I’m feeling vaguely inspired so here goes… 1. #Project366 on Instagram For the past few years I’ve watched my pal Johnny post a photo a day on his Instagram … Continue reading

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Christmas Time, Lebkuchen and Wein…

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Few places in the world are as magical as Vienna at Christmas. The lights, the markets, the Gluehwein… No snow this year, sadly, but still beautiful. I’m here until Christmas Day, when I will celebrate with family and friends before … Continue reading

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Poignant And Provocative: Ai Weiwei At The Royal Academy

Ai Weiwei is known as much for his activism as his art. The retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts highlights some of his most provocative works, which have infuriated authorities at home while fascinating people across the globe. Related posts: … Continue reading

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Lego City Advent Calendar 2015 – What’s Behind The Door Today?

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When I was in my final year of university, my dad came to visit from Austria. With him he brought a Kinder Surprise advent calendar – as a joke. It was a wieldy thing, the size of a DVD player, but, in … Continue reading

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Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November… The Very British Tradition Of Bonfire Night

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Bonfire Night is a curious British tradition, which sees people across the country setting fire to things every November 5 to commemorate a failed attempt at setting fire to things hundreds of years ago. “Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason … Continue reading

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Wien Leuchtet 2015 – Seeing Vienna In A New Light

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This year has been designated the UN’s International Year of Light and to mark the occasion, Vienna is hosting Wien leuchtet 2015. The event sees two of the Austrian capital’s most recognisable buildings – the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum – … Continue reading

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Top Sights Of Kuala Lumpur – My Impressions Of The Multicultural Malaysian Capital

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Kuala Lumpur is a true multicultural melting pot. With Malay, Chinese, Indian and British influences, KL is perhaps not the most coherent of cities but is charming in its diversity, each neighbourhood providing its own distinct charm and flavour. This … Continue reading

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Monkeying Around In Malaysia – A Mother’s Love

  Going through my Malaysia pics is a slow process. I came back with about 2,000 photos and I reckon a good 350 of those are of monkeys, if not more. This photo is of a macaque monkey and her baby at … Continue reading

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A Sunny Autumn Morning At Castle Howard

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This is Castle Howard, one of the most beautiful places in England in my humble opinion. Some of you may recognise it from screen adaptations of Brideshead Revisited, in which the house played as much of a starring role as any of the actors. … Continue reading

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