Birthday blog

Last week was my birthday. This year, somehow, from not having organised any festivities and being consumed by the usual denial and panic of yet another year passing with terrifying rapidity, I seem to have experienced the best birthday on record. It began the Tuesday before with a night of fizz and gossip with one [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]