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Crow.

November 1, 2018

  As it’s Halloween here’s an amazing Kolkata Crow I met today. I was transfixed by them on my last visit to Kolkata, whilst also rereading Ted Hughes’ Crow. There’s something about them that’s utterly compelling. Although this might be a raven – or are the crows just really big here? #crow #halloween #raven #kolkata #india #travel #traveller #exploretocreate #intelligentanimals #black #citylife #citydweller #citycreatures…

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Italian inspired comfort food

October 29, 2018

  Today I’m in a bit of a daze. It’s rained for two days solid here in Italy and I’m packing for the long journey from Milan to Kolkata (via Heathrow and Doha) that begins in a few hours (or earlier today if you count the drive up to the airport). I’ve been immersed in this period of creative development for nearly a year, so now this very final stage is here I’m both ridiculously excited and terrified. Decided I…

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The Crown Jewels of water fountains

October 27, 2018

  At this public water fountain there are three taps: water, cold water and fizzy water. I kid you not. The locals stop here with crates of 2ltr bottles each and fill them. Italy has been the biggest surprise for me when it comes to simple generosity towards everyone. If you believe the U.K. press then it’s a country filled with rubbish and corruption. Maybe it is, but I haven’t seen any of that. All I’ve experienced is recycling bins,…

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The sounds of Venice

October 18, 2018

  Love this photo from our recent walk around Venice. Thanks @andyrgarside ❤️ (I don’t usually like pics of myself) also love this handmade dress I got for £13 in Oxfam Liverpool ✊ #loveeurope #vanlife #traveller #fieldrecordings #sound #water #waterpoet #poetlife #exploretocreate #liveauthentic #nomad #digitalnomad #creativelife #creativelifehappylife #buylesslivemore #venice #citywalk #slowlife #slowliving #cleancity #inspiringplaces #recycle…

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slow city

October 16, 2018

  Ah Venice! What a city. Spent an entire day walking around collecting sounds and photographs. We decided that what makes this possible (without losing your mind in the busyness) is that there’s no cars or even pushbikes in the city, at all. This means that there is only one pace: walking. It’s Slow Life in real life. (Also – this is about Italy as a whole not so much Venice – we could learn a LOT from them about…

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Dining alfresco

October 10, 2018

  Dining alfresco 😊. Love being able to make a picnic to sit by the lake while working. This is a really yummy Italian flavoured rice and spinach warm salad. It’s just loads of chopped spinach in a pan with a big handful of chopped sun dried tomatoes, peppers, garlic, oregano, dried chilli, olive oil. Cook rice separately. When both are cooked fold together with loads of black pepper, juice of a 1/2 lemon (add more if you like) and…

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A food diary of sorts…

September 20, 2018

Today’s meal is inspired by recent friendships and travels. I suppose this is my way of processing everything I’ve learned and experienced over the past few weeks. This is a middle-Eastern spiced bean & rice stew. Usually I’d cook the rice separately but my Bengali friend taught me rice dhal (lentils, rice & potatoes all go in the one pan) and now I’m hooked. After this, spending time in the Refugee Community Kitchen and eating their delicious food got me…

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European vanlife

September 20, 2018

  Finished driving for the day. Feels like we’ve driven back into summer. Now for an evening of work. So much to do. Doesn’t feel so bad when this is the view though. We’re filled with a mixture of utter elation that we’re doing this and abject terror that it might all go wrong. But then if you don’t have a plan, how can it go wrong? 🙈#dailyconnectionwithnature day117 #vanlife #fulltimevanlife #homeiswhereyouparkit #homeonwheels #europe #european #loveeurope #officeview #onelife #followyourfeet #followyourdreams…

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