1. “You’re looking healthy” he says. I respond “its Africa”, meaning its all to do with spending half the year in nice warm climate and in a lot relaxed atmosphere. But then I’m thinking “I must have looked FAT” for him to comment that I’m looking “healthy” – quintessentially belayeti comment I would say, polite...

…that I have picked up living in England. 1. Never going to bed before Sailing By (and falling asleep while listening to the Shipping forecast!) I don’t exactly remember when I started listening to Sailing By, but I suspect it must have been from very early days of my life in York (probably while staying...

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  • 23 March 2008

Every morning when I wake up, I peek out through the window to see what kind of day it is going to be (weather-wise). This morning I was surprised to see the snow, that too a good few hours old, which meant it had snowed at night while I slept. Anyway, normally I would just...

Went to a pub last night – probably only the second time since I came back to York for my PhD (yea, I know its a bit pathetic in a city which boasts of having 365 pubs – one for each day of the year!) – but I had good reasons, before July last year,...