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How to spend a weekend in New York

How to spend a weekend in New York

Posted by guest travel blogger New York is one of the most evocative and iconic cities in the world.  Due to the number of movies and TV shows that are made there, it might actually seem almost as familiar as your hometown, but what would you do with a weekend in New York?  It is […]

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Movie – Blank City

Movie – Blank City

Just by chance I heard about this documentary film and by even more remote chance, it was part of Birmingham’s FlatPack film festival. The reason for my interest in Blank City is because it details Lower East Side, New York in the late 1970s, into the 1980s where seemingly everyone made films. Not being a […]

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Travel Thursday:Your most emotional travel experience (positive or negative!)

Travel Thursday:Your most emotional travel experience (positive or negative!)

For me, every trip is emotional, travel is what I strive for. All my other loves are in my daily life but travel I have to wait for so there are always tears of joy at some point. If I had to pick one time, it’s the first time I travelled to New York on […]

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Travel Thursday: Your all-time favourite place visited

Travel Thursday: Your all-time favourite place visited

Based on the most visited place for me over twenty years, it has to be New York.  Two years ago, I didn’t consider it a place I visited but my second home. I know (knew) New York better than I do London, or anywhere else I have lived. It was the first place I wanted to visit […]

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Two worlds become one

Two worlds become one

NYC merging with UK Really, it’s a small thing but on Saturday I put on my pale blue, long fleecy robe for the first time in 2 years, (it’s as good as new) and made my weekend pancakes. If I was in New York, I would have watched at least one premiership match before I’d […]

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New York Comes Home

New York Comes Home

It’s a long, sad story but just to say after two years, I have just had my worldly belongings delivered back to me from New York.  Having spent the best part of two decades travelling to the USA and to New York in particular, I’ve known for a year or two now that my transatlantic life […]

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Don’t Dream it’s over; Final Part

Don’t Dream it’s over; Final Part

I kept it quiet, in fact I still haven’t told any of my friends I’ve been, but on Monday 23rd August, I attended an appointment at the American Embassy to reapply for my tourist visa.  My best friend knew, as she made the appointment for me from her landline (£1.20 per minute, spent approximately £40 […]

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Music Monday – C is for Chic

Music Monday – C is for Chic

If I have musical heroes, they are Chic. Their records are just the half of it, they, Nile Rodgers or Bernard Edwards or both, have produced a stack load of my favourite artists including Duran Duran and Madonna but also ‘supergroup’ The Power Station (2 members of Duran Duran, Tony Thompson – Chic’s drummer and […]

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Book – The Believers by Zoe Heller

Book – The Believers by Zoe Heller

After enjoying Notes on a Scandal, I undertook to read more of Miss Heller. I know for some time she was based in New York and wrote the ‘Letter from New York’ in the Sunday Times and that’s where this book from is based. Indeed it was reading that column each week that got me […]

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Carrie Bradshaw is no role model

Carrie Bradshaw is no role model

It concerns me that women, especially young ladies think of Sex and the City’s leading lady as someone to aspire to. The media may not have helped either but perhaps it’s not their job to educate, just report on findings and they have reported a great deal about women who think that being Carrie is […]

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