Antony Rotunno

Travelling Light (alt. version): A travel story with English idioms and expressions

To ‘travel light’- to travel with very little luggage (British English) or baggage (American English).   The other useful words, phrases and expressions are in bold so as you read the story you can try to guess what they mean before ‘all is revealed’ (if you choose to then check the meanings) . A general …

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Introduction to ‘Glass Onion: Conversations On John Lennon’ (first draft)

Being born in England in 1975, (don’t worry, you’re not getting the full life story!), it was impossible not to know who The Beatles were as I was growing up, even if my knowledge of them didn’t extend much past the song ‘Yellow Submarine’ at that point. Just before my world changed in around 1988, …

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Creativity, Communal Experience and Mental Health

(written in 2015) I’ve recently had the good fortune to become part of the musical community of Madrid and to encounter a group of fun, interesting and creative people. Like me, they appear to be curious, sensitive, restless and occasionally troubled souls, searching for the elusive and using performance as a way to simultaneously attempt …

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Travelling Light

Sometimes our goals are achieved in spite of ourselves and our actions. When i was in my mid-20s, I went backpacking round the world for a year. The core differences between backpacking and holidaymaking are basically that you use a backpack instead of suitcases, you live on a modest budget which enables you to travel …

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