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Claire North Posts

What I Did On My Holidays – Vienna

One of the very few holidays that doesn’t come with the epithet ‘so I went with my boyfriend…’ the Vienna expedition was a cunning plan formulated with me and my parents to take the train […]

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Shakespeare’s Globe

So, having done a very brief post on a play at Shakespeare’s Globe, I figured the next logical step was to do a post about the Globe itself.  First up, I really like this theatre.  […]

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In Praise of Terry Pratchett

Ready to have another literary god praised to the sky?  I hope so… So, odds are that, if it wasn’t for Terry Pratchett, I wouldn’t have started reading fantasy books.  When I was 10 years […]

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What I Did On My Holidays – Istanbul

I love Istanbul. By now, dear reader, you may have noticed a pattern in What I Did On My Holidays – I do cities.  I vaguely get the idea of going on holiday to the […]

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Helen

So, I went and saw Helen at Shakespeare’s Globe on the South Bank.  I even took my big rain coat, and, with the magic of the big rain coat, it of course was a lovely […]

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Dennis Severs’ House

Nestled away on 18 Folgate Street, Spittalfields, is a place known as Dennis Severs’ House.  It’s a building which contains within its traditional terraced walls various rooms charting the course of one family’s life from […]

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What I Did On My Holidays – Verona/Aida

First thing to be said about my trip to Verona is this – myself and boyfriend did very much not go and stand under Juliet’s balcony.   Because let’s face it, the idea is kinda silly.  […]

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Graffiti – European and London

So, I don’t know why, and don’t really know whether it’s an expression of something cultural/political, but as a general impression, I always get the feeling that there is more graffiti in continental Europe than […]

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What I Did On My Holidays – via Dubai

Not planning on writing about airports as a general principal, but Dubai International deserves a mention, because I have never transitted through such a ridiculous, amazing, spectacular, silly, over the top cultural melting point as […]

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What I Did On My Holidays – Seoul

So, I’ve just come back from holiday!  And I have a lot to say about it, but I figured that I might as well start on something that I was going to start on ages […]

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Lord Mayor/Midnight Mayor

Oh yes… did I mention the sequel to A Madness of Angels? So, for many, many hundreds of years there has been an individual in London called the Lord Mayor.  In Magna Carta it was […]

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Blink pt 2.

Once again, I might just post pictures… there are certain things which pictures say faster…     Type a message

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