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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Inside the Pale (and thereabouts) - London and Dublin

Best line from the movie Elf - "Santa! Oh my God! Santa's coming! I  KNOW him, I KNOW HIM"
TURKEY DAZE

Every now and then I like to check that Dublin and London still exist. They do. Phew!

In between the raindrops we made it to a great little spot in London's Soho for Italian tapas, Polpo, check it out. If posh meatballs isn't your style go to any cafe in South London for your breakfast and you will feel like you have stumbled onto the set of Eastenders (btw, it's pronounced 'Kaff' by the locals). The people are real people, the food is real food, the grease is real greasy, bring it on.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

San Diego - You Stay Classy


GASLAMPS, GORILLAS AND OTHER HAUNTS


San Diego is a lot of things – it’s the oldest city in California, it’s considered one of the most chilled out cities in the States, and it’s where one of the funniest movies of all time was set – Anchorman.

It was the perfect spot for a pre Christmas, post Thanksgiving, mid Sentence get away.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Fog Lines - Shaken not Stirred

She's got the weight of the world on her shoulders

FIREWORKS, EARTHQUAKES AND SKY SCRAPERS

Last week I had the pleasure of being fingerprinted for the FBI. Teeeeechnically it’s part of a process to work in the States (same girl, same company, different country) but I like to think I am being secretly scouted for a mission, “going Downtown to Chinatown” (to do some shopping or something!).