Tag Archives: London

17,296km of adventure

It’s a brand new year once again. And while every month and every day is, obviously, a new day for starting an adventure, I think we can’t help but consider each January as a clean sheet of paper. A chance … Continue reading

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The World is a Book

I met a man once who didn’t have a passport. He was middle aged, a respectable businessman. You know the sort. I don’t know if there were complicated reasons behind his inability to travel outside of the United Kingdom, but … Continue reading

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A challenge in review, and a new adventure ahead

The Year of the Dragon hasn’t been entirely a success. I have raced with the team. Trained with the team in the winter with the freezing water. Worn bandanas in the summer when training with the team to stop stinging … Continue reading

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Guest blog post from Anna Shields: The London Marathon for Mind

Today’s blog post comes from the very talented and inspirational Anna Shields. Anna is co-founder and musical director of Starling Arts. This month, Anna ran the London Marathon for the first time. This is her story. This time two years … Continue reading

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Looking back: in the snow

London — like most of Britain this week — is being blanketed by snow. It occurred to me today that I haven’t seen snow since I left Arctic Norway last March. On the day we left, everything was thawing and … Continue reading

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A new year begins

It’s turned biting cold in London this week. It’s funny. It’s winter, it’s England, and yet we’re surprised that it’s cold. England has a way of doing this to you — it gives you unseasonable weather, and then when you’re … Continue reading

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2012: a year in review

“It occurred to me the other day the Age of Aquarius is supposed to have begun. Everyone thinks it’s going to be this new age — I hope it is! It would be nice if people were more interested in … Continue reading

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Help save the docks for public use

East London became the focus of the world’s attention this summer with the Olympics in Stratford.  Many people hoped that the inspiring spirit of the Olympics would long continue. It seems that for Newham council the future of sport isn’t … Continue reading

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Sweden-town in London

I’ve written before about my love of London, or more specifically the love I have for London’s diversity and especially my particular part of east London. Until fairly recently, I had no idea there was an active Swedish community in … Continue reading

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The Strokes know when you drop your pace

On Sunday morning, the water in the Royal Albert Dock was calm and flat, and reflected the sky like a mirror. Sunday mornings in Docklands are unusually peaceful.  London City airport doesn’t begin operating until midday, and the only other … Continue reading

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