Monthly archives of “December 2013

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Ghost of Christmas Past

It’s time! Some last-minute marketing on the 24th. Strasbourg held (allegedly) sixteen Christmas markets. We found a good few, like the one where I had a pretzel and the Croatian one with the limoncello…s (better than šljivovica, friends). The focus, on the whole, seemed more… Read More

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Trois loups

First, Le Loup's Morning Song. That it can be so delicate and so powerful, and magical, but still damned catchy is surely a feat. The fact that I've had it on repeat for four years must mean something. Second, Le loup de Wall Street. I… Read More

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спички

I like Pintrest. It introduces us to the strangest things, and today, in the Boxing Day spirit, I can claim a new love: for the matchbox covers of Communist Europe. So far as I can see they're about 50% space race, 30% zoo advertisements, 10%… Read More

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London: Still Lovely

Part two: more V&A action, which I arguably could have included in the last post, but didn’t. They know how to light a building in these parts and this is a particularly stunning example. Back in the day (March) when I moved to London, I… Read More

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Lovely London

All things considered, this city is pretty bizarre. The first place I went was Piccadilly Circus (I’m not going to lie, it was because I wanted to go shopping), where I was confronted by this. Some oddball has decided to put the statue of Eros… Read More