Sounds frightening, doesn’t it? There’s absolutely no getting past the fact thought that another year has gone by and that Christmas is coming round again. Oh, time. Where have you gone? Not that the coming of Christmas isn’t a happy time, it’s just, well… it’s just arrived too soon, hasn’t it? If there’s one thing […]Read more "Christmas is Coming …"
“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” ― Honoré de Balzac On Monday night I decided to give my veteran bicycle one last ride before I sold it onwards. Like a man playing with his beloved dog before it gets put down I felt a real bittersweet release for […]Read more "Alone on Tour"
Criticism is vital to the creative process and to wider aspects of life in general, and as a performing arts critic I definitely know when to deliver a bit of constructive criticism. This sort of helpful negativity can spur people on to greater things, if applied with just enough pressure to get them off the […]Read more "Struggling (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love my German Exchange)"
So I finally found the time to venture to the most Germany part of Germany, that misty series of hills, valleys and trees known around the world as the Black Forest (or the Schwarzwald in Deutsch!) With witches towers, Grimm fairy tales, “Hell Valleys” and the ominous name of the Black Forest itself, it’s easy […]Read more "German Magic – The Black Forest (and Varekai)"