Travel: The Ocelot goes abroad to New York

I’ve been to New York hundreds of times… in my head. When you start looking, it’s everywhere. Whether it’s Woody Allen walking through Greenwich Village...

Encyclopedia Oceloticca: How to survive a nuclear war

In the 1980s, when we were still up to our knees in the Cold War, I remember my dad bringing home a basic traing...

Hotels are strange places

The Nerd’s Last Word Hotels are strange places; small worlds with their own rules, customs and quirks that we have learned to accept unquestioningly and...

Running for My Life – The Marathon

By Jamie Hill On Sunday, I attempted to run my very first marathon in aid of ICP Support in Birmingham. It's now three days later and...

13 thrilling Friday the 13th facts that you will not believe

If you have wanted to understand the history behind Friday 13th, you have come to the right place. In fact, we have created the...

Somehow, there is a method amidst this madness I find myself in

“Here is a riddle to guess if you can, sing the bells of Notre Dame...” So in August, big news, we found out that the...

Get away, pet!

Newcastle is incredibly far away - you need to have a pressing reason to visit. In fact, it’s so far north that the oxygen is...

Running out of time

A blog by Jamie Hill I’m out of time. As I’m writing this, I’ve got less than three weeks to go until the Birmingham Marathon...

How to be as Generic as Fuck

It goes without saying that fitting in is the best feeling imaginable. There’s no anxiety or paranoia having to worry if people think you’re...

Why does a West-Country accent sound remarkably similar to a lot of American dialects?

By Owen Head Here in Britain, there are hundreds of different accents and dialects, each region has its own traits, but in the West-Country, despite...
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