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People can live with a Mental Health condition.

Another theme which this blog will explore is the experiences of those who live in the city with a Mental Health diagnosis. I’ll start with an article published in the Guardian about Debbie who discovered that: ‘Art allowed me to

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City Nature: The Grebe’s Courtship Display.

Showcasing examples of nature in the city is a theme ‘Invitation to the City’ will continue to develop. The courtship dance of the Grebe was captured in a wonderful BBC programme called ‘The Unnatural History of London’ first broadcast in

A bleak vision of the city?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

Driving in & out of a busy city!

Moving from a relatively quiet town to a busy city, I became immediately concerned that very quickly, I could potentially lose my driving licence, no claims bonus and a few pints of blood, because I have to drive to work on an extremely busy motorway. As a keen reader

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue string pudding instead!

A piece of Genesis rock or a large helping of blue string pudding? Must of been a tough decision for the Apollo 15 crew!

1 Horse Power vs 100 Horse Power. The horse wins!

How to police a major city U.K. style! Photo credit: Aimanas Aima. YouTube.

Dystopian view of a town!

Loved this programme as a kid, now as an adult, with workers ruled by a whistle and compelled to dance at the biscuit factory site in their free time after work, I see it a bit differently!

The worst form of inequality?

A truism even today?

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

After recent events in cities across the world, I realised that I was unprepared for how to react in an emergency situation! Looking for advice, I came across this guide produced by citizenAID. It is a must read for everyone!

Subterranea Britannica. Exploring underground & secret spaces!

Having an interest in cities, I occasionally visit Subterranea Britannica, to check out man-made & underground spaces to understand the different activities & uses of often private spaces in the past, and in the present! Photo courtesy of Subterranea Britannica.