Tag Archives: travel

Unforeseen puppies and other excuses

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a mess – both literally and metaphorically. Puppies, it turns out, are just as bad for your sleeping habits as babies, unsurprisingly. But more on that later. For now, here’s a poem. These days, roadtrips always make me want to write. Advertisements

Flying – purgatory for the modern traveller

Flying almost makes me believe in God. Not because of heaven or hell but because there is nothing so like purgatory as flying. Of course those in purgatory can only go on to heaven. Flying is a bit more of a gamble. In the morning you are in one place, leading one life, and in […]

Still life with Bicycle

I want to talk about the bicycles in Amsterdam. We all know about bicycles in Amsterdam. Everyone rides them, all the time, everywhere. But it isn’t the sheer mass of them, or the variety of riders, or even the casually suicidal way they tear through town that struck me – it’s how they are constantly […]