With a few more steps into the unknown, you and I and the Electric Holy Road have found ourselves at the beginning of one more journey around the sun. It’s become a bit of a tradition for me to sit down, reflect and scribble out one of these mad-cap capping-off articles at the end of […]Read more "A Third Dangerous Retrospective – 2017"
I arrived in Germany in late 2015, with nothing and no one, save my suitcase and backpack, by my side. I was beginning my exchange, a six month university experience that saw me grow from a little, troubled bean of a person to a slightly taller sprout with a few of different troubles. I remember […]Read more "At Home Between Homes – Germany 2017"
More Spanish postcards: With much love and a lipstick mark, these postcards found their way to the rusty grey postbox outside my flat in Mannheim. The lipstick-marked one, the postcard originating in one of my “home-cities”, Murcia, travelled across the world, to Australia, then all the way back to Europe to find me. It’s like […]Read more "A Wunderkammer – Part 2"
Happy holidays to all my lovely readers and amazing friends! Christmas is a time for family and so I’m currently sitting in damp old Yorkshire, in a crooked Victorian terrace house, with my cousin and her partner. Having just returned from a (rather expensive) day of Christmas shopping in Leeds, I’m ready to kick back […]Read more "Frohe Weihnachten – Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas"
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"
We’ve been on this road to November for quite a while now and while we were busy taking in the sites we forgot to realise that we’d already arrived. Prophecies long held by neanderthals and weathermen and college students all led to the conclusion that the streets should now be paved with a soft layer […]Read more "Raining in Mannheim"