Pokemon!

Pokemon!

I hit the brocante with Jamie today. Now back in Australia I’d call that a ‘swapmeet’ and, according to my Dad, in the UK it’s called a ‘car boot sale’. Essentially it is a bunch pf people offloading their old stuff to others and generating a little bit of loose...
Lyon Urban Trail By Night

Lyon Urban Trail By Night

The Lyon Ultra Run team present a couple of different races in the city each year and they are a great bunch of people. As well as the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra and the Lugdunum runs I did this year, they also present the springtime Lyon Urban Trail and it’s...
Reading Citizen Kane

Reading Citizen Kane

Cécile’s been watching Downtown Abbey and so I’ve been spending the evenings triaging my inbox and reading some interesting essays that I haven’t found time to get to before. I’m also diving a little deeper into some of the things I have read...
Ivan Kristev Saw It Coming

Ivan Kristev Saw It Coming

Via a column in The American Interest by Damir Marusic I found myself reading a journal article by Bulgarian academic Ivan Kristev first published in the Journal of Democracy. The whole thing is fascinating and it’s not a difficult read – if you have 15...
Review: Atypical

Review: Atypical

There’s only one season and there are only eight episodes but Atypical is something really special. The Netflix series dropped recently and it has been coming up as something recommended for me for the last couple of weeks but I’ve not been interested....
Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

Halloween was never really a ‘thing’ in Australia when I was growing up, and it is only a little bit more popular here in France. I don’t think that that is because of a cultural difference between the Frogs and the Kangaroos, mind you, but more the...