The decision to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

November 29, 2011 § 5 Comments

(photo credited to Mailliw - flickr)

Three days ago I decided that I am going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Next year. In August. 

This is something I have wanted to do for a few years now. I don’t remember what it was  that first sparked the idea, but it’s been there ever since, stuck in the back of my mind.

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Car set alight in Wellington’s Cuba Mall

November 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

A car has been set alight in Wellington’s Cuba Mall this morning (UK time), according to the Stuff website.

The action was undertaken by a man protesting against  Fractional Reserve Banking. He has been taken into custody and charged with arson. He will appear in Wellington District Court on Monday.

Cuba Mall is a pedestrian zone and the man’s actions endangered the many people who were in the vicinity at the time, said police.

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Nicolas Kent on ‘The Riots’ at the Tricycle Theatre

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

(photo credited to Max Warren - flickr)

The London Riots in August this year came as a shock to the nation, and made headlines around the world. 

The government have chosen not to conduct a public inquiry into the incident that went on for four days, saw hundreds, if not thousands of shops smashed, burnt and looted.

In the wake of the government’s lack of inquiry, the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn has mounted its own inquiry into what went on during those four days and have presented their findings in a theatrical format, ‘The Riots.’

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How to beat the common cold

November 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

(picture credited to foshydog - flickr)

It’s that time of year. Winter is upon us.The temperatures are dropping, people are wrapping up in scarves and hats and gloves, steam issues from your mouth when you dare venture outside and snow is on its way.

Unfortunately, with winter comes an increase in people getting sick, due, in part to more time spent indoors and in close contact with other’s, meaning you are more likely to catch their germs. Yay for socialising, right?

One of the most common illnesses experienced when the weather turns south forcing us inside is the common cold.

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World Tour Finals: Nadal wins opener

November 21, 2011 § 2 Comments

As a Rafael Nadal fan I often find myself caught between wanting to watch every single moment of his matches and unable to do so out of nerves and frustration.

Watching Nadal win his opening World Tour Finals match against American and world no.8 Mardy Fish, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(3) last night proved to be no different.

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Rafa and Roger Laughing

November 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

This post has absolutely no newsworthiness to it at all.

I just love this video…

Two of the worlds best tennis players (can I go as far as to say two the greatest ever tennis players?) laughing and joking with each other.

I think it’s great to see that even when two players have an intense on-court rivalry, then can be friends off-court.

Rafa and Roger. There isn’t anyone quite like them.

“Feeding the 5000” gives 5000 curries away

November 20, 2011 § Leave a comment

Cooking Curry (photo credited to Anca Toma)

Five thousand free vegetable curries were given to the people of London yesterday at Feeding the 5000 in Trafalgar Square.

All the curries were made from vegetables that, although edible, did not meet the ‘cosmetic standards’ of British supermarkets.

Event organiser and food waste campaigner, Tristram Stuart said, “Supermarkets are very, very strict about how fruit and vegetables look. We need to all respond to this – the global food-waste scandal.

We waste a third of the entire food supply… its causing environmental destruction, it’s contributing to global hunger.”

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