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#99 General strike in Brazil.

Yesterday, there was a general strike in Brazil which meant that the metro wasn’t running and I couldn’t get into school to teach the children how to be dramatic. The primary reason for the strike was the reform of the … Continue reading

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#98 Hiding bow ties from cats

My day is meant to begin at 05:45 when my alarm is set to go off but more often than not I am woken earlier by one of the cats who obviously feels that 05:45 is far too much of … Continue reading

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#97 Worrying about Brexit

Yesterday, writers including Neil Gaiman, Marina Lewycka, Nikesh Shukla, Philip Pullman and John le Carré wrote a letter to The Guardian expressing their view that to choose Brexit is to lose.  They are encouraging people to vote pro-EU in the European Parliament elections. … Continue reading

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#96 – Top ten best things about living in Sao Paulo

One of the most popular posts from my previous blog is a list of good things about living in Brazil. I set myself the challenge of ten which didn’t take as long as I thought it might and here it is, … Continue reading

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#95 Taco – Son of cricket

Modern taco bats and stumps This article was originally written for The Corridor of Uncertainty by myself and published on my original blog Our Man in Sao Paulo. It is still the most popular post on that site so I thought I might share … Continue reading

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#94 Moving house (again)

As I write this, I am in the first phase of a house move, or rather flat move to be more accurate. For readers in the US a flat is an apartment and it is anything but flat. Phase one … Continue reading

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#93 Not sweating the small stuff

At this stage of my writing career, I find that I am working full time in a job that doesn’t require me to do much writing but that nevertheless is very demanding. At the end of the day I come … Continue reading

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