Tag: landscape

Lake Pleasant at dawn

I started writing this post on December 8, almost one month ago. I meant to finish it while flying home, but… that didn’t happen. I then meant to finish it after I got home… but that didn’t happen. But now, by Jove, I am finishing it! I’m writing this from the departure lounge of Newark Liberty Airport, but I suspect I won’t finish it until I’m in the air, winging my way towards London, England — my home! I know…

Last weekend I spent three nights on a narrowboat. It was 55 feet long, 7 feet wide and about 6 feet high. You would think, with length being the only dimension in its favour, that the beds would be long enough for me… but alas. (I’m asleep in that photo, by the way — I think it was taken around 6am.) We spent four days navigating the beautiful river-cum-canal Kennet and Avon Canal. Back in the olden days, it trimmed…

Montenegro dawn & Cheers Seb: After two weeks I can now speak Montenegrin! Well, if sentences could be made out of modifiers, adjectives and expletives, that is. Here are a few choice phrases: Verlo mali jebi… (Very small fuck.) Veliki, glup, jebi! (Fat, stupid fuck!) It doens’t really work on paper, but when accompanied with gestures and expressive modulation of volume, it’s surprising what you can do with a vocabulary of just 50 words. The great thing about sentences without…

I just had my first solid poop in four days! To celebrate, here are a handful of pretty photos from all over Montenegro, the  pint-sized jewel of the Adriatic Sea. For a country with 600,000 citizens and an area of just 5,000 square miles — i.e. one of the smallest countries in the world — there sure is a lot to see and do here. I’ll post a lot more photos once I’m back in England, on Tuesday. If you…

The Chair & The Commute Seb: It might not look like much — and the arm lock is broken on one side, so it limps and wilts to the left — but it’s my chair. I have written short stories, blog posts and treatises on human nature — all from a dirty white deck chair. It’s where I read, too. I finished Pride & Prejudice to the sound of birds tweeting at me from their nestled seclusion just a few…

Feet of Engineering & April showers Abi: I’ve been working on an article about the importance we humans place upon inanimate objects. Stuff, clutter, things. Is it really shallow to sum up ones life by the stuff we own? Is it not about who we are? I’d say yes and no. To some degree the things we choose to own are our imprint on the world, when we hold onto something, we are holding onto what that something represents. Something…