A Wunderkammer – Part 2

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 […]

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Christmas is Coming …

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 […]

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Alone on Tour

“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 […]

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Raining in Mannheim

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 […]

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