Monthly Archives: April 2013

Week 17: Staten Island Ferry

When earlier this week I declared to a New Yorker my intention to take a ride on the Staten Island ferry, said confidante counselled against it. The Staten Island ferry, she warned, “is kinda gross”. A number of more luxurious … Continue reading

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Week 16: Broadway

I am currently on the American side of the pond, where they do things a little differently than back home. They don’t put kettles in your hotel room for a start, which has made writing this blog slightly more challenging than … Continue reading

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Week 15: Going Solo

According to some sociology boffins, British society is no longer stratified into the three easy-to-memorise, easy-to-identify-by-their-headwear upper, middle and lower classes. Now British society consists of no less than seven social classes, which by my reckoning means we all now … Continue reading

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Week 14: Betting Shop

It was, as my British readers surely know, the Grand National this weekend, a day where drama, heroism and controversy culminates in bestowing the crown most prized within the sport of kings; or, alternatively, the day on which by collective … Continue reading

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