The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics may be over but the Paralympics are about to start (7–18 September), and my exploration of Brazil continues. It struck me towards the end of the Olympics that the only Brazilian food I ever had tried was bolitas, which is actually called pão de queijo, so having begun my further tasting of Brazil with some awful-tasting spicy chilli samba and Brazilian salsa style Pringles – the former was boring and the latter was too salty, though I was too hyped up to admit to their faults before – here are some better ways to get into the Rio spirit.
If you’re looking to holiday “at home” in England this summer, as many are doing because of Brexit and terrorism, think about York! Not only is it one of the most English-feeling cities I’ve stayed in, but this city has many layers of history and a laidback attitude that Londoners lack, and is now my 2nd favourite city in England after London. Whereas previous places I’ve stayed in have been good for transport connections but were themselves unexciting, York ticks both boxes and more. Continue reading
With 4 days to go before the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, here’s a timeline highlighting the travails the country had to surmount in order to reach this stage. Continue reading
It’s been a month since I left The Pigeonhole, a digital publishing start-up, so for Throwback Thursday I’m going to recount my unexpected moments there:
- Stroking a taxidermied pigeon.
- Setting a lunch trend.
- Encountering questionable websites in my media list research.
- Trying to concentrate with a dog’s head heating up my lap.
- Arguing over Brexit with everyone but the dog.
- Receiving a photo of a newborn baby in an email.
- Eating “the best falafel in London”.
The Flat Iron made its way onto my list of “places to eat” easily. The restaurant was recommended to me by my Dad – who over the course of his brief stay now knows better places to eat in London than me – via a Chinese website promoting the best value London eats, and in reviews closer to home it ranks among the top places to eat for steak-lovers in London. A fine reputation among both local and foreign diners was all it took, plus a special occasion to justify yet another dining-out night. Continue reading
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“You’re not supposed to build your house on someone else’s land. But if you build houses on everyone’s land, that could compensate for the lack of control.”
EU Referendum day today! It was Boris Johnson’s birthday last Sunday – I wonder what he wished for as he blew out the candles, and whether it will come true…Any final thoughts on Brexit? Here are mine.