ROAD RAGE

I live on a fairly busy road in Clapton. A car drives past my house once every few minutes. Or maybe every few seconds. Now that I’m paying real attention, I’d say it’s one every second. Often, especially at the end of the school day, there will be numerous cars attempting to drive down my

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Ornithology – for Londoners

When I moved to Somerset, a couple of years ago, I’d often sit in the garden and watch birds fly down on to the lawn, or circle the pear tree. It dawned on me that growing up in London had deprived me of a real connection to nature. Though we spent our childhood summers in

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India

Three weeks ago I arrived in Goa. The plane touched down, I stepped out onto the runway (there’s no bus to take you to the main building) and pulled off the heavy woollen jumper I was wearing – revealing my pale body in a culturally-inappropriate thermal vest with spaghetti straps. I’d forgotten how hot it

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