Out & About

Cool Things To Do In Porto

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Porto is the new Berlin, according to travel trend people. Or something. Actually it’s nothing like Berlin, it reminded me on my recent visit with middleagedad, of a cross between Tokyo, Brooklyn and Margate. There’s a bleakly brutal, almost Soviet… Read More

What I did this summer

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Margate harbour arm at sunset After what seems like the longest summer ever, it’s good to look back and reflect on just how lovely it has been to bask in the sunshine and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.… Read More

More retail to get excited by

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Paper plates, wooden cutlery and sandwich paper taking picnics to a whole new level at Japan House I dont often get excited about shops – all that consumerism and stuff etc leaves me cold – but recently I have seen… Read More

Autumn Joy

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Borough Market Autumn Festival October is my favourite month of the year. The impending chill in the air, opportunities to layer clothes and wrap up, lighting candles and fires, making soup, Halloween and Bonfire Night, the changing light and the… Read More

Summer FOMO

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It’s that time of year when ones social media feeds fill up with people lounging around on sun beds in fabulous locations, or attending amazing cultural or music events. I’ve never been much of a plan in advance kind of… Read More