This Saturday at the recommendation of Monocle I stepped into Jolene in Newington Green and that is when it hit me. Damn, I first thought, this place is so packed you cannot throw a needle. Damn damn, I secondly thought, this place is even better than all else I have seen in South Williamsburg, the seat of my two most favourite eateries in the world. … Continue reading Jolene.
Over 50,000 runners took part in the New York Marathon in November 2018. And I was one of them. I had decided to participate the year before, selling myself the event as a sightseeing opportunity: “You’ll see parts of New York you haven’t yet seen!” That was good enough motivation for me, because to me New York is the greatest city in our modern world … Continue reading “You haven’t come this far to stop.”
“Nobody has ever quoted me back to me before.” (When Harry met Sally) Continue reading I had to write this down.
There are places in this world that resonate with who I am. That is a hell of a profound thing to say. The countryside I grew up in resonates with who I am, perhaps because it is where I was made. The greyish buildings in the old part of Edinburgh covered in the morning mist resonate with me, as did the cup of hot chocolate … Continue reading Travels of the heart and soul. Musings of the mind.
I hate fire. I hate it so much I have already prayed to God to spare me the nightmare of physically being touched by it in this life or the next. I hate it so much I have already asked Him to take me in my sleep when the time comes. I am warming up to the little shit, however. Fire, I mean. In moderation. … Continue reading Man made fire.
Seasons change. You can smell their change in the smell of the outside air. August air smells differently from September air. September all of a sudden feels chilly, cool – its smells goes hand in hand with the rusty gust of wind that breezes through the trees and the auburn colour of the leaves in the trees outside my house. September smells of tweed jackets … Continue reading September change.