Tag Archives: United States

Mmmmm?

In New York, there’s an M&M store on Times Square. It’s a bright explosion of colour (sorry – color), chocolate, and Americanness. There’s an M&M dressed up like the Statue of Liberty, there’s an Elvis. It’s loud, and brash, and … Continue reading

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Circus!

I don’t know how many books I’ve read that have been set in a travelling gypsy circus. From Enid Blyton to Alistair MacLean, they’re usually portrayed as places of intrigue and adventure; where young, yet ambitious rapscallions can escape their … Continue reading

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Ten Years On

There will, no doubt, be a lot said, written, and replayed regarding the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Over the past week in the British press, there’s been a constant reference to it – whether it’s a focus … Continue reading

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Peopled

Here’s a question you probably think you know the answer to: Which country has the higher population density – England, India or Japan? The obvious one for me would be Japan, which is notoriously overcrowded. But it’s not – and … Continue reading

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