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Life After Life – Kate Atkinson

“Life After Life” Doubleday, 2013 (Kindle) Could also be called “Fifty Ways to Kill a Woman”. Ursula Todd, doomed to live her life over and over again, tries so hard every time to get it right. But perhaps you never can get it right. We don’t really get second chances....

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Train travel – Zagreb to Sofia

Before school starts back again next week, we’ve gone to Sofia for WordCamp, a WordPress conference held in the last weekend of September. You never know where WordPress will lead you. Because we’ve got time, and not a lot of money, we decided to take the train there and back....

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One Nice Tweet

Today I thanked someone I didn’t know for helping me to do something that I never thought I’d need. I’ve made a decision. I’m going to thank complete strangers more often. Every single day I am amazed at the generosity of people on the internet. People who make free WordPress...

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People are Rubbish

In the spirit of data collection, I’ve taken to using Bitly to see which of my links people actually clink on. And the results are, I have to say, despairing. I shared a few stories this week. One was about a woman who draws penises using her Nike running app....

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Playground Fun

If, like many a lazy tourist, you baulk at paying €8 for a museum or art gallery which you’ll probably be bored out of your mind in – well, have I got news for you! Many of Madrid’s major galleries and museums have free hours or even free days! Taking...

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One Street in Madrid

We’ve been in Madrid for two weeks now and in that time we’ve become intimately acquainted with our street… and not much else. In our defence, our street has a small supermarket, a grocery, a churros factory (!), an alimentacion which is open late (for sneaky late night tinnies of...

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All the youthful ladies

Don’t judge me, but I recently click-baited my way onto an article titled “Believe It Or Not, All These Celebs Are The Same Age” where I learned two very important things: My popular culture knowledge is so incredibly dismal, I make my nan look cool. And I don’t even have...

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I blame the Prado

I’m suffering a little from a hangover today and I lay the blame entirely at the feet of the Prado Museum. “Museo del Prado (Madrid) 04” by Brian Snelson from United Kingdom – Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. The Prado is a world class art gallery...

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Obesity – it’s not stupid

I’ve been struck down with the most severe bout of hayfever ever to be experienced by anyone ever which means that I’ve spent a large chunk of today hanging upside down off the edge of the couch, trying to drink tea and catching up on some old articles I’ve been...

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Approaches to Madrid

I’ve had my fair share of annoying travel mishaps: cancelled flights, extended delays, road & track closures, detours. Then there was that time I stood on a train for 30 hours from Nanning to Shanghai, jammed in a wagon with 300 smoking Chinese people. But none of those can deliver...