The pursuit of happiness

I wanted to write one last post before I leave the US so I'm writing this while sitting in my favourite spot, looking out onto the Hudson, sun on my back, iced coffee in hand. I thought I'd write a top ten of things to do in New York based on my last three, perfect [...]

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Tofutti Cutie

I think I would be doing a gross disservice to the American gastronomic tradition if I didn't write at least one post about food during my trip, so here goes. While there is a tendency to write-off American cuisine as a mass of burgers and doughnuts, and thus not terribly vegan or waistband friendly, my [...]

The sport of spectating

It seems strange to be writing about a British institution while in Manhattan, but stay with me on this and I promise it will come together. On the Saturday before I came out to the US I opted for a quintessentially English day with a trip to Wimbledon. It was Ladies' Finals Day so my [...]

New York, New York

Just this time last week I was en route to the US, full of nervous excitement having never before set foot on American soil. It seems like a lifetime ago now and I can't actually believe that only seven days have passed. I arrived at midday US time (5pm UK time) and made my way [...]

Grin and bare(foot) it?

This week I put my traditional trainers back on. That's not to say I'm giving up on my Vibrams altogether, but while I'm trying to resolve the issues with my foot I'm regarding it as a necessary compromise, at least for now. It was a strange, but not altogether unpleasant, sensation wearing trad trainers again. [...]