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The Voice, a short story from The Netherlands.

The Voice, a short story from The Netherlands. In June 2010 I arrived in The Netherlands with the notion of finally ‘settling down’. Young, in love and still just a little wet behind the ears, my girl and I had all the typical rat race dreams. Get the jobs so we could save money. Save […]

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Celebrations and Recriminations, a short story from The Netherlands.

Celebrations and Recriminations, a short story from The Netherlands. In June 2010 I arrived in The Netherlands with the notion of finally ‘settling down’. Young, in love and still just a little wet behind the ears, my girl and I had all the typical rat race dreams. Get the jobs so we could save money. […]

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Travel Report: The Grand Union Canal, Berkhamstead.

The Grand Union Canal, Berkhamstead. September 2019. I’d had an excellent couple of days retracing the steps of my youth around the Buckinghamshire towns of Chesham and Amersham. But now, on this pleasingly sunny autumnal morning, it was time to head back to London. I’d spent the night at my old friend Steppers’ place in Chesham. The […]

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Travel Report: Old Amersham, England.

Old Amersham. August 2019. I’ve always been just a little envious of people who’ve had the same family house all their lives. That sense of safety and stability I’m guessing you get whenever you return home. Especially in a small town or village, where the changes over the decades are somewhat gradual compared to those […]

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Travel Report: Chesham, England.

Chesham, England. August 2019. The leafy English market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire isn’t an exciting place. In fact, one might say it has very little to entice the passing traveler. While nobody could describe Chesham as the pulsating heart of England, it does occupy a special place in my heart. Because, ladies and gentlemen, Chesham was […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Colchester.

May 2019. Following a string of travel reports from across the town’s most interesting sights, it’s time for me to wrap up my series with a rundown of Cool Spots Around Colchester. Whenever I visit new villages, towns and cities, I usually blitz the local cafe scene. However, in Colchester my dear old grandma made […]

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Travel Report: St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester.

May 2019. I love how the majority of Colchester’s sights are dripping with history and free to visit! From Castle Park and Hollytrees Museum to Firstsite and Colchester Natural History Museum, it was certainly a refreshing change from the relentless costs of London. Another free Colchester delight that’s well worth your time is St. Botolph’s Priory, […]

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