That Time I Took the Folk Train from Manchester

I wrote this post back in 2011 and never published it. But with the folk train still going strong, now seems as good as time as any… Read more…

My Fraught Relationship with Plants [VIDEO]

Me and plants don’t get on. Actually, that’s probably a bit unfair, given that it suggests some kind of mutual responsibility for the situation.

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A Hostel on a Train Station – Like Literally Right on It [VIDEO]

This is my video review of a hostel on a train station. I’ve said ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ because it’s literally housed in a station building on one of the platforms, rather than right next to the station or some other cop-out like that. Read more…

Experiencing the Hungarian Grand Prix

What is it like to experience the Hungarian Grand Prix, near Budapest? Probably not a question you’ve ever asked yourself, but one I’m going to answer nonetheless. Read more…

47 Amazing Things – Audio Version

As a few of you may know, I do voice work as one of my sidelines to writing, recording online adverts and the like Read more…

Secret Gigs in People’s Homes – the Sofar Sounds Experience [VIDEO]

My friend Adrian invited me to a gig recently in Warsaw, Poland, but I was having a few problems finding the thing. Read more…

10 Annoying Travel Quotes – And What They Really Mean

Travel is amazing. It broadens the mind, gives you a sense of perspective and is the ultimate expression of freedom. Hooray for travel, and for more people being able to do it. But those inspirational travel quotes that people share can be really freaking annoying.

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Alternative Easter – Colombia’s Donkey Festival

There are many celebrations around the world during Holy Week, but the ones in the sleepy town of San Antero, Colombia, must rank among the more unusual. Read more…

Mini Habits or Become a Champion Dalek-Wrestler with This One Simple Trick

We all need habits. Whether you’re trying to become a champion Dalek-wrestler, or merely a prolific writer Read more…

Pszczyna – Getting Drenched in a Town I Can Barely Pronounce [Video]

I went to the town of Pszczyna recently, a place which, when I first came to Poland, I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce properly. Even now it still takes me a few goes, and perhaps a number of short meetings between my brain and my vocal equipment. Read more…

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