Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Last year Prince Harry visited Colorado for the Warrior Games. The Games gave him the idea to bring a similar idea to London and the Invictus Games were born.
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As the Tuesday previous was payday, me and my roommate decided it would be worth it to splash our cash on tickets to the Sunday and relive our childhood with Backstreet Boys and Five!
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On Thursday I caught up with my Australian mate Nathan.
It was a lovely Summer’s day so we decided to check out one of the eight Royal parks that are dotted around London.
Richmond Park is in the South West of London and dates back to the 13th Century! It is the largest of the parks and is also a national nature reserve.
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On Tuesday, a friend and I headed down to the English coastal town of Brighton.
Brighton has got to be one of the most visited tourist beach destinations in the Summer – luckily we went at the beginning of March so it wasn’t all that busy.
The seaside resort town became more popular during the 1700s as some bloke decided to push the idea of drinking and bathing in seawater as a general remedy to illness.
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Today I finally ventured into the world of London markets.
Camden Markets are huge! The Adelaide Central Market ain’t got nothin’ on this baby!
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One of the most important dates in world history is 11 November.
At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the official ceasefire of the First World War was declared.
The day is known by different names throughout the world – Veterans Day in America, Armistice Day in France, Belgium and New Zealand, and Remembrance Day in most Commonwealth countries.
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Last week I was up in Lancaster for a training course for work, and as I had not yet been away from London I thought I would stay up north for a weekend and see what country life is like 🙂
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