Brockport Backyard

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After getting hold of a golden gun, and holding people at hostage, I remember very clearly trying to sleep, and being woken by the police, who I asked to let me sleep for just another half an hour. Perhaps it's no coincidence that these dreams are after the first time I've played video games...? Or ...

Come To The World next Door

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After a delicious breakfast of french toast and maple syrup (the good stuff), we hit the road and headed on our way out of Canada. We were guided out of the city by Paul, along some amazing paved canal paths leading toward the falls. The canals themselves are rather different from those around South East ...

Maple Syrup Tears

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Anyone who knows me will know that there are two things that I love: Ghostbusters, and Maple Syrup. After finding out that I had narrowly missed the opportunity to visit Maple Tree farms in Ontario, on the route from London through to Brantford, I was heartbroken enough to decide to splash out and buy a bottle ...

Rocket Legs

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All you can eat fish and chips sounded like a good idea at the time. But then I guess a lot of things always do. I like to think that given the 85km day into severe rain and headwinds that we had, my food choices have been totally justified.  Our culinary adventure this morning started ...

London Calling

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London, but as you've never seen it before. Even with all the familiar names and places here - Oxford St, Richmond, Lambeth, St Paul's Cathederal and even the River Thames - it is most definitely not home. Plus it gets very confusing when people ask where you're from: "I'm from London. The other London". But ...

Stadium Canadium

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As if to further emphasise my point yesterday about the end of summer being felt in the air, today we woke up to an altogether different America. A strong cold wind blew through the house we were staying, and made me think only of sitting down in the reclining chair by the wood burning stove, ...

Heck Yeah

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It's been moderately busy out on the roads this Labour Day weekend, even on the fairly minor roads we've taken a lot of the time. Leaving the city of Flint itself was pretty quiet, though going its reputation as America's most dangerous city as we heard, perhaps we were lucky to get out alive(!) Labour ...

Vegan With A Vengeance (and other cookbooks not mentioned in this post)

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Over three and a half hours.  That's how long it took us to get ready this morning. Three and a half hours... that's such a long time. I can't even say what we were doing! Drinking coffee yes. Writing emails sure. But you'd think by now we would be such a well oiled machine of efficiency and ...

Saline Tide Marks

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Lying under the blades of the ceiling fan last night, with a second blowing air in through the window, I couldn't believe quite how hot it was. Even after the tremendous thunderstorm which blew through the city, the air was still heavy with moisture. It felt like a scene from Apocalypse Now, only without gun ...

I Jus’ Wanna Ride My Bike Man!!

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With a few weeks still left to cover only 1000 miles or so, our days have become rather leisurely. After a nice relaxed breakfast we hit the road, this time defying the great overlord that is Google and heading due East in the most direct way (instead of its suggested route). Although Google is not ...