Ever Wondered How to Sit in a Kayak Properly? We Can Help

Look, the simple fact is we don’t all have time to become experts in the operation of personal aquatic vessels. If you do, congratulations. Pat yourself on your smug little back and move on to another article. This guide is for those of us who lead more balanced lives and we don’t need your sneering. As for the…

A Cosy Night in Paris with a Romanian and an Indian

Picture your bedroom at home. You’ve got a bed in there, a double or a king-size if you’re doing well in life, a single if you’re poor and unloved. You’ve got a TV on a chest of drawers maybe. You’ve got a lamp, a bedside table, a wardrobe, some pictures or paintings on your wall,…

Watching British Sitcoms in San Antonio, Texas

I’m British. I like comedies. I especially like British comedies. But I spent one night couchsurfing with a guy in San Antonio, Texas, who knew more about British comedies than I did. From Grandma’s House to Bread via some inexplicable and awful little-known one-season abomination with a title so unimaginative I’ve completely forgotten its name, he…