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Two fingers to the Easter weather forecasts, I'm off to the seaside

March 31 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Bournemouth, #Brighton, #coach, #day trips, #Easter, #Hastings, #London, #National Express, #Ola Fagbohun, #Ondolady, #rail, #seaside, #stlyishly cheap travel, #train, #travel, #Travel News, #weather, #weather forecasts

I am poo-pooing the weather forecast of torrential rain and gale force winds this Easter to spend the Easter holidays at the seaside; Bournemouth, Hastings and Brighton to be exact. Many nay-sayers said I was crazy, "why waste the Easter break being miserable,...

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Consolation for bloggers

March 26 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Cyril Connolly, #quotes, #Travel News, #Writing

" Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." ~ Cyril Connolly

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Last minute networking @ Lastminute.com (#oylb)

March 25 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #oylb, #bloggers, #blogging, #Diverse Traveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #lastminute.com, #lastminute.com blog, #networking, #Ola Fagbohun, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #travel bloggers

A few days ago I received an email informing me about an 'event' for travel bloggers organised by Lastminute.com. I mulled over it for a few days, I wondered if I could I pass myself off as a travel blogger; one look at their list of '50 best for February'...

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Travel media needs more colour

March 22 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #"womenofcolour" traveler, #DiverseTraveller.com, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #OlaFagbohun, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #travel, #traveller, #womentravel, #worldoftravel

For years, my view of travel was one of either scruffy, white, middle-class, middle-aged, and male travellers or middle-class white women who could afford to 'take time out'. Now I'm not knocking them as I enjoy reading and watching their travels. But,...

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March 20 2010 , Written by DiverseTraveller Published on #irish, #london, #parade, #celebration, #brent, #stpatricksday, #customes, #irishculture, #olafagbohun, #mayorofbrent

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Currently reading: Savannah Blues

March 18 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Chick-Lit, #fiction, #Georgia, #Mary Kay Andrews, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Savannah, #Savannah Blues, #USA

I have been reading a lot of non-fiction book of late, great for expanding my mind, but sometimes hard work. My brain has cried "enough!", so this week, I am giving my brain time off and reading something light i.e Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrew. I...

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Green Brent - Happy St Patrick's Day - Là Féile Pàdraig!

March 17 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #bag pipes, #Brent, #Ireland, #Irish, #Irish folk music, #Kilburn, #Mayor of Brent, #Politicians, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #St Patrick's day, #Willesden

Despite living in Brent on and off for four years I had never seen a St Patrick's Day parade here. St Patrick's Day, a celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick, who it is said introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century A.D. Why...

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Tears of the Desert: One woman's true story of surviving the horrors of Darfur

March 10 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #Africa, #Book, #Darfur, #escape, #Islam, #Memoir, #Politics, #Rape, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Religion, #Sudan, #Torture, #woman, #women of colour

Since I won't be travelling abroad anytime soon, I have turned to my travel library to 'Travel Buy the Book'. Over two days, I left the cold of my NW London home and travelled to hot and troubled Sudan - Darfur to be exact; courtesy of Halima Bashir's...

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International Woman's Day - share your life changing stories.

March 8 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #DiverseTraveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #Memoir, #OlaFagbohun, #stories, #travel, #traveler, #traveller, #TravelTales, #volunteering, #women International womans day

Today, International Woman's Day, Diverse Traveller is asking women travellers the world over to share their stories of travel. Stories that tell us how travel has either changed your life in some way, no matter how small, or how you have improved / changed...

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Unleashing my creativity - two

March 4 2010 , Written by thediversetraveller Published on #City Lit, #creativity, #Diverse Traveller, #DiverseTraveller.com - Women Who Travel, Write, Snap & Share, #Ola Fagbohun, #Petina Hapgood, #Recommendations & Rants (tips, links and reviews), #Workshop

As promised in my last post Unleashing my creativity - one, here is a brief overview, plus a few videos showing you more of the games and activities that made up the How to run a workshop class. Warm Ups – warm the body up and relax students Body stretch...

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