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Five Easy Peaces – Chill out in one of Casacinco’s five unique rooms.

July 29, 2010

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Mention a holiday in  the South of Spain and many of us would be forgiven for getting images of the beaches of the Costa Del Sol, crammed to capacity with sweaty, lobster-pink Brits. Not particularly my cup of tea, but if that’s your idea of a holiday, then more power to you. However, for those […]

Mojo Mojito

July 29, 2010

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I was recently asked to provide my Mojito recipe to someone as their own recipe wasn’t doing the trick. Most Mojito recipes are fairly standard across the board, although I’ve had some fantastic ones and some fantastically bad ones. However, mine’s fairly decent comparatively. So, if you want to put the mojo back into your Mojito, […]

Open the cover on The Secret Life of Words.

July 24, 2010

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Ever wondered about the origins of our words? Just what is it that makes English such an adaptable, fluid language? Well, wonder no more, because, thankfully, Henry Hitchings has written a wonderful volume on just this very subject, delving into the rich history of the English language. This is by no means the first book to […]

The FOTO8 Summershow, 2010

July 24, 2010

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Last night saw the launch of the third annual FOTO8 Summershow, held at London’s HOST gallery. A selection of 156 prints, whittled down from over 2500 submissions from established names and aspiring photographers from across the globe, Summershow showcases the best in a range of photographic styles, including portraiture, landscape, fashion and street. I was […]

Shine a light for Hero & Leander.

July 5, 2010

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We’re probably all familiar with the ill-fated lovers Hero and Leander, and here is a band worthy of a moniker that conjures up the tragic romanticism of their story. They produce quirky, fun, summery songs with just a hint of melancholy, in the vein of Architecture in Helsinki, Camera Obscura or perhaps Belle and Sebastian. […]

Arthur’s Legend – The life and legacy of Arthur Erickson.

July 5, 2010

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I am a long-time fan of Arthur Erickson, the seminal Canadian architect who sadly passed away in 2009, and I’ve been meaning to write about his work since I started this blog. Having recently returned from a trip to his home town of Vancouver, where I was very fortunate to get a chance to visit a […]

Blame it on sunshine.

July 5, 2010

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Hello all! Once again I find myself apologising for a leave of absence. However, who can resist the lure of sunshine and general good weather? It’s not all been lolling around in the sun though; there’s been plenty to occupy me in these last few weeks. I’ve taken a trip to beautiful Vancouver BC to […]