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Parkour & Free Running in the City.

Quite a few time this summer I’ve just sat back & admired the spectacle as Parkour enthusiasts negotiate their way over, across, under & through the many built structures & Street furniture inherent to the City. Parkour, which has been

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Some of my mobile phones through the years.

As I re-organise my display cabinet, I spared a few thoughts to the people who have phoned & texted me through the years. Some I still know, some have moved on…… I guess many defining moments of my life have

A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable

Fixed-odds betting terminals are helping drug dealers ‘turn dirty money clean.’

I guess like many others, I had a little punt on the weekends sporting action. I lost £10 on the Singapore Grand Prix, but my selections certainly enhanced my enjoyment of watching the live drama unfold before my eyes on

Feeling guilty after ignoring a homeless man.

  After parking my car to pick up a few beers & something to eat after work, I deliberately avoid eye contact with a beggar outside the supermarket. I did offer a thought to purchase an extra item for him,

The NHS: Having a say.

Having a bit of free time, I read the minutes of board meetings from several hospitals that I have an association with. I was struck by how difficult is was to navigate through each of these hospitals websites to eventually

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

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