MY Travels – Innsbruck – Flashbacks to Dr Who, Superfluous Cardies and the Advantage 0f Not Understanding Celsius

Fancy a cheap weekend away? With a bit of culture and some stunning nature on your doorstep? Good food and reasonable prices? Then Innsbruck might be exactly what you’re looking for. When it comes to towns like Innsbruck, the Austrian Tourist Board must not believe its luck. Medieval buildings, along with the obligatory pastel-coloured buildings […]

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MY Comic Life – Breaking in the New

In the run up to Edinburgh, comedians – big name comics and those less well-known souls – are all keen to test run their shows as much as possible. So for comedy lovers in search of a bargain, Edinburgh previews are a great chance to see comedians preview their latest shows at minimal cost. As […]

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MY Comic Life – Joining the Dots

Not being able to join up the dots at times can have its advantages and disadvantages, but for an intelligent woman, I can’t half be thick at times. My dad is impossible to buy presents for. Most things in his world are “rubbish”. He doesn’t smoke; he doesn’t drive; he doesn’t play golf or read books. […]

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Die Welt von Gestern – The World of Yesterday

Stefan Zweig’s The World of Yesterday is less an autobiography more an intensely perceptive historical account of fin-de siècle Europe-up to the start of the Second World War. It may also be the longest suicide note in history. In the book Zweig describes how Europe went from being a place of high culture where everything […]

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