Day 12: Paris

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We left London at 8am this morning to catch the Eurotunnel train to Calais.


Last night we played at the Hammersmith Apollo, a beautiful art deco theatre built in 1932. It was quite an intimidating performance due to it being by far the largest room we’ve played so far, with a capacity of 5000. I was lucky enough to have my cousin Emma in attendance with her lovely man Michael Burns.

For breakfast I had three oranges and most of a cucumber.

We caught the Eurotunnel train under the channel this morning and made it to Paris just in time for our soundcheck. It’s good to be driving on the wrong side of the road again. I also had my first experience driving in Paris traffic, which was an valuable lesson in both courtesy and lane placement.

2 thoughts on “Day 12: Paris”

  1. Hi Ben,

    I’m sorry to dredge up an older post, but I can’t stop thinking about the logistics of eating “most of a cucumber”. Could you please provide some more details about how you consumed it?

    Really enjoying the content and breathtaking photos from my home here in Auckland, NZ.

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    1. Hey Alex,

      It’s really great to hear the wonderful feedback about this content.

      To be honest eating a cucumber correctly is not too dissimilar to eating a regular gherkin. I always hold it between my index finger and thumb and I always try and finish within two or three bites while loudly chewing with my mouth open.

      My top tip is to make sure that you keep the plastic sheath on the vegetable right until you are about to bite into it, as the caustic cucumber skin has been known to cause severe allergic reactions and in the worst cases minor nerve damage to palms and fingers. Luckily the skin cells on our lips and in our mouths have evolved to protect themselves against the harsh compounds in the cucumber skins so it is still possible to eat them.

      I hope this answers your question, and that you keep enjoying the updates!

      Take care,

      Ben

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