Day 6: The Throne

April 15, 2013

I began the day with a trip to the throne. Not a euphemism. The toilet at Cara’s mum’s place is embedded in a full-size wooden throne, complete with animal carvings and a hop up stool. To get off you have to execute a gymnastic manoeuvre, swinging from the arms like it ‘s a pommel horse. Your trousers are still around your ankles at this point, so it’s a technical dismount. My tour mate’s mum teaches yoga and yoga therapy so after breakfast we were used as gineau pigs by a couple of her students. They took our pulse, studied...

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Day 5: Vienna to Siena

April 15, 2013

Yesterday was a travel day. Vienna to Siena via changes at Innsbruck, Padova and Florence. The zigzag journey was a change too far for the Rail Europe website. When I’d called their booking line instead the lady had had to ask around the office to figure out a route. She seemed to quite enjoy the challenge. On board, the ride through the German Alps was pretty special, like a slow motion roller coaster through a brochure advertising the beauty of life abroad. What are we doing in London?! I had plans for productive use of the downtime on trains....

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Day 4: The Cold/Man Flu

April 13, 2013
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I’ve got a cold.  Or Man Flu, if you prefer – everyone knows girls don’t make a fuss, right? Which is making everything a bit more bloody difficult. Figuring out how to give my girlfriend what she needs while I’m away. Talking to people. Working out where the venue is and how to get there, fumbling with Google maps.  The gig’s the best yet. Getting on for 100 people. A hatful of euros and 30-odd CDs sold. People listen, show their appreciation, approach us afterwards. A young girl draws a picture of Cara, complete with mole, that captures her. ...

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