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York Street

The Grand Old Duke of York of the song has a street in London named after him, or maybe it is after the Yorkshire town. This particular street is located in Marlybone and I have reason to walk down it … Continue reading

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Charing X Road

I admit this is a bit of cheating, Charing X Road is spelled Charing Cross Road but I was getting desperate. In all the years I have lived in London, I have yet to run in to a road that … Continue reading

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Pudding Lane

An unassuming street in the City of London, except for its grim association. This small street was the start of the Great Fire of London in 1666, at Thomas Farriner’s bakery shop, where it is assumed the bakery fire was … Continue reading

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Jermyn Street

I’m cheating a bit for this. Partly because it is very difficult to find a street name starting with J and partly because I wanted to make sure I mentioned THE best store in London. The Waterstone’s at Piccadilly, supposedly … Continue reading

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Charlotte Street

Charlotte Street is a surprisingly quiet street, considering it is cornered by the bustling of Oxford Street (the largest shopping street in London) and Tottenham Court road (another large, bustling street). But because it is not a thoroughfare from Oxford … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, a celebration of books, authors, reading – three of my favourite things and this year they are celebrating 20 years of encouraging children to read. So many books written and read in this time. There … Continue reading

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Cheating in reading

Can you cheat when reading a book for pleasure? The topic came up recently with my flat mates when one of them commented on how many books I get through. I explained that I read more than one book at … Continue reading

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Running

I’ve recently read Haruki Murakmi’s What I talk about when I talk about running and as a long distance runner myself, I am in awe of his dedication. My commitment to the sport is far from Murakami’s one hour daily run, … Continue reading

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Paddling in the Pacific

For the last couple of months I have enjoyed reading about Paul Theroux’s adventure in the Pacific. Even though I sometimes wonder if he enjoyed it, judging from his sometimes harsh comments about the people living on these islands. It’s … Continue reading

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Books, books, books

I decided this year that I should try to clean out my bookshelves. I live in a very confined space at the moment and having several piles of books on the floor, does not do much to improve on my … Continue reading

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