I’m having a night in with a spiced chai latte and a nature documentary, so I thought I’d share with you a little bit about my thing for animals. It’s more of an obsession really. Tiger – Spy in the Jungle might be my favourite telly series ever, and earlier this year I was glued to Frozen Planet. If I’d been any good at science at school, I’d probably be living on a ranch somewhere in Africa right now working on a conservation programme. I’ve already written about the life-affirming experience I had on Crescent Island in Kenya, but I’ve…

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“For however inhospitable the wind, from this vantage point Manhattan was simply so improbable, so wonderful, so obviously full of promise – that you wanted to approach it for the rest of your life without ever quite arriving.” ― Amor Towles, The Rules of Civility I’ve been thinking over the past few weeks how strange it is that places we’ve never stepped foot in can become important and significant to us. There’s one city in the world that everyone has opinion on, has an understanding of, feels they know – because how could they not? New York is everywhere. I’ve…

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