When I saw the first squirrel, the little girl in me giggled and jumped up and down clapping her hands. It was a magical moment. As you walk further into the park, more and more come out of their hiding, probably in the hope of food. They are part of the backdrop. And they are … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Travel
The Swinging City
Among all, London is always going to be one of my favourite cities. It is quintessentially European, a vibrant cultural hub, a kaleidoscope of various traditions, a real heaven for a foodie with its colourful palette of international cuisine, and so on. But it has another side, more serene and dignified. London has all extremes to offer, it’s like a mirror reflecting my moods and … Continue reading
I Say Tough… You Say Mudder!
I was a spectator at one of the annual Tough Mudder obstacle runs last weekend. If you don’t know what Tough Mudder is, it’s a team-oriented, 11-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental fortitude. Obstacles involve crawling through tight, enclosed spaces, climbing 4-5 meters plank walls, running through water … Continue reading
How Tough Do You Think You Are?
Tough Mudder obstacle course, Kettering, UK. A week ago I would have said that watching people voluntarily drench themselves in mud in the spirit of justified puerility is not my idea of fun. I stand corrected. There is nothing wrong with silly behaviour, with returning to a childlike state by reminding ourselves what we liked so … Continue reading
Around the Round Table
I like cities and urban areas in general, especially ones with a rich history. History is not only evident in architecture and monuments, it’s traceable in a city’s diversity and detectable in its atmosphere. Imagine strolling through a British country town, surrounded by timber framed houses, taking a rest on the steps of the buttercross, having a pint … Continue reading