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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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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,

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

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

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

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.

Iconic T.V. Theme. BBC’s ‘Holiday Programme.

Just had to add this theme track and video as it seems to capture some of what ‘Invitation to the city’ is about. It also takes me back to my childhood, and late evening television and the occasional school organised holiday. Okay,