Monthly Archives: February 2015

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A strange Goodbye

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My alarm went off at 3.30am, I turned and peered out of the window to see that the world was covered in a layer of white. A while later, when standing waiting for my cab to pull up, I had an overwhelming sense of longing. The snow falling around me, the haunting silence of a Brooklyn street. No footprints, no tire tracks – no sign of anyone. The past was covered in a layer of cold perfection – erased for a moment.

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The Streets of New York

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There is an energy in the air as you walk the streets of New York that is difficult to describe. Each frozen breathe you take is filled with it. The cultural diversity is unlike most places that I have been. It lures you in and grips you tight.

I never want to leave.

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It was all a dream

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We left the frozen air behind as we made our way down to the underground. As we stepped onto the train I saw a sentence stuck up against the window, the haphazard line of of gold block letters read “It was all a dream”.

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Hello Greenpoint

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I touched down at JFK sometime around 12pm yesterday – our flight was delayed leaving Heathrow due to ice on the wings – which did not help my flying anxiety one bit, but I made it here in one piece!

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