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Brixton Splash

I woke up feeling tired yesterday, Sunday. And as it was raining, I planned to just stretch out on the couch for much of the day. However, around eleven, decided to check out Brixton Splash a free community street festival. Now considering the riots in Tottenham, Brixton with its troubled history is probably the last place most people would think to go. However, because it was a family type event in the middle of the afternoon and I knew the police would be out in force, decided to give it a whirl. I really wanted some jerk chicken with rice […]

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Around Bromley: Nature

Another reason for walking what by most standards is an excessive amount in one day on Saturday was the weather. There was talk of rain on Sunday. Heck, it’s one of the reasons why I was home at the weekend. You see I was supposed to be at Britchcombe Farm in Oxfordshire with about 125 other people camping and hiking. But I backed out because of the rain. The reality is that as much I like the great outdoors, I am not interested in camping when it’s wet — especially in England where it’s typically a damp wet that just […]

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Tottenham Riots

Last night, a friend posted on my Facebook page: “Stay safe — I see things are burning in London.” I had no idea what he was talking about so turned to BBC News. Sure enough, there were visuals of fires raging in the Tottenham area of North London. This morning, I wake to see further visuals of the devastation. The pictures are just awful and heartbreaking. Apparently it all kicked off as the police didn’t come out to give answers to a grieving family. Then what was a peaceful demonstration morphed into a full scale riot. Now regardless of the […]

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Mangoes

I couldn’t stop thinking about mangoes so I went back to Sainsbury’s today. Heck, I went during the middle of my 16 mile walk while in Chislehurst. And yippee, they had some in stock. Yum! Yum! Related posts: Fruit Cravings One And Only

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Walking

I walk a lot – either regular or Nordic walking. It is my primary way of toning up the body and keeping weight under control. Ideally, I’d walk every day, first thing in the morning since I enjoy the great outdoors and feel that it sets up the day nicely. I usually feel invigorated and ready to take on any challenge before me. However, most morning, I find myself hitting the snooze button because really – who wants to get up at 5am? Definitely not me! That said, today was different. I was up and out quite quickly and walked […]

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