big library, little substance.

i recently returned from a 4 week stint in the uk and rome. my husband is from birmingham in the west midlands, and for the last five years i’ve been desperate for the new library to open so i could visit the fabled collections! in september 2013, the £189 million, award-winning building opened, and birmingham […]

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Back from the abyss…..

It has been a very, very long time between drinks. What with studying, and working, and welcoming our newest Haden deriver in the form of Cleo the cat, I’ve neglected to record a single adventure from 2012. For the next month or so I shall endeavour to go through 12 months of photos and facebook […]

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Beware the Rhino

‘an oldie from la derive which i love because it was pre-move to melbourne….’ My greatest fear when travelling to Melbourne is that an army of hipster trendy types in skinny jeans and thick-rimmed glasses will rise up and, as a collective on their über chic fixie bikes, take over the city one latte at […]

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Happy endings in Bangkok

This Easter holiday, Ross and I decided to avoid the lack of bars open on Good Friday and embarked on our first trip to South East Asia. Five days in a city of 11 million people should be hectic, but in fact it was one of the most relaxing holidays I’ve been on, not least […]

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