Scratch ‘n’ Sniff

September 21, 2010

I leaned my head against the aeroplane window, and watched as my house sauntered by. My downward gaze instinctively retraced my former running route, and in my mind’s eye I took a walk through the neighbourhood; to the supermarket I never fully understood, and into the pub where they never quite learned my name. The [...]

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What Goes Up.

September 8, 2010

I’m leaving New Zealand next week to return home to England, one year earlier than planned. I had a whole blog post sketched up in my head, it was riddled with romantic notions, and heartfelt reasons which would help me to appear enigmatic and brave. Then I realised it would take the best part of [...]

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Colour Vision: #3C78A7

September 3, 2010

I’m having one of those weeks. Just when I think things can’t get any more complicated, I go to sleep and wake up to find they’ve become even more screwed up. I’m like the little girl in Labyrinth, and David Bowie just keeps taunting me with his glass ball. I’m interested to see how this [...]

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Exciting Travel Promotions

August 27, 2010

“Ant, can you promote this competition?” No. Piss off, and leave me alone. “Ant, can you tweet about this new product?” Shut it, you slag. “Ant, can you tell your readers about our new website?” What am I, your lackey? “Ant, can you write a 2,000 word article for me, for free?” Whatever Minger, Your [...]

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Travel Shooter

August 24, 2010

I had a whole post, buffed and polished for today. It’s full of good advice and hearty opinion, which will help us all look after ourselves while on the road. I made a coffee, swilled it around my mouth, then gargled a little bit before delving around a few travel blogs. A rush of blood [...]

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Colour Vision: #36118F

August 17, 2010

Apologies for the lat… actually. Scrap that. One of my pet hates is when people apologise at the beginning of blog posts. What exactly are we apologising for? I don’t know any book author who’s opening line is: “Sorry I haven’t written a book for a while”, nor indeed have I stumbled upon an apologetic [...]

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The Lyrics of Travel

August 10, 2010

People who know me really, really well, can testify that I’m somewhat of a lyrical gangster. I can beatbox till your lugholes pop, and hit the high notes with them dead-posh opera folk. It’s been rumoured that I’m Susan Boyle’s love child, and I can see why. Yo, travellistas — here me now. Boomshakalaka.

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