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Continued from yesterday. She tried to lead me with a sweaty hand towards the village of tents. Not one to be led by a drunk – at least while sober — I tried to distance myself, walking behind her to the right. I had almost slowed down to a standstill while she quickened her pace, walking ahead. She must’ve noticed my apprehension, or more simply that my crotch and stomach were no longer within groping distance because she turned around…

I know I’m being dramatic but it’s TRUE! When your heart is beating 200 times per minute it has to be bad news, unless you’re an Olympiad, right? We had to stop four times, and two of the six actually turned back, unable to make it to the summit. But with my geeky, atrophied not-used-in-over-10-month legs, my shrivelled lungs and the heart of a man half my size… I made it! (I not putting enough effort into describing just how…

I’m afraid all you get this Sunday is some pretty photos. It’s currently my father’s birthday and it was my brother’s birthday yesterday; tomorrow it’s mine! Three days ago it was my aunt’s, and in three days it’s my great aunt’s. Did August have some kind of significance for my family…? Why were we all conceived in the last week of August?! Wait, wasn’t August named after the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus? A coincidence…? Anyway…

The photo I’m sharing today is a photo taken from the highest point in South England,Leith Hill in Surrey. It’s a hill just south west of London that commands an awesome view of the landscape around it. Atop the hill is some kind of ancient Gothic tower where you can take some of the best photos in all of England! This photo itself was taken from the base of the tower — I loved the light, and the family having…