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Posts by Anton Wright

Paddling on

The Boat, in April 2018

I still get recognised now and then but yesterday wasn’t fun for no other reason than I wasn’t looking great, but let’s be fair, that’s when I’m at my most recognisable! I’d been struggling with mechanical issues on the narrowboat, and I was covered in grease and sealant. My mood wasn’t exactly the greatest either,…

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Slow progress

Anton and Raf at the Lion's Den Comedy Club

I’ve got that dull, lethargic feeling that comes with a lack of motivation. I’m partway through a number of projects but nothing is near completion and I’m not seeing the positive side of things at the moment. I started to write a book a couple of months ago but the process dredges up memories that…

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A surprise visit

In The Waterman pub

It’s been a fairly lazy weekend, and I’ve been tinkering away on my latest little project, but hardly full-steam-ahead. As Sunday lunchtime came and went I found myself still in my dressing gown, binge-watching TV and feeding Dodo our (not so little) pigeon, who we found as a fledgling. Suddenly my phone announced that Raph…

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Strangers on a train (platform)

Anton and Jeremy Corbyn at Cambridge Station

It was another smart casual day today, Raph and I were in London for lunch and a meeting. I’ll be honest that I’d imagined a fancy slap-up steak lunch, but we ended in a health food restaurant where the food was mostly vegetarian and I didn’t know most of the ingredients! It was still pretty…

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On the river: The rocket stove

Installing the rocket stove on the boat

Well, the weekend has arrived quicker than expected, and in fact, time seems to be flying by at the moment. Today is a stark contrast to yesterday when I was in London with Raph, smart casual in jeans shirt and blazer I felt dapper as we walked the streets having fun and going to see…

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Eden: 10 June 2016 — how the wheels came off

10 June 2016 Eden diary entry

During Eden, from time to time I kept a diary. This is an entry from June 2010. As I lie here at 10 pm in my sleeping bag the night before a morning I am dreading, I question why and how I’ve got into this situation. Tomorrow, I am due to do the washing up…

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A lifestyle pivot

Anton presenting for Cambridge TV

In business speak they call it a pivot, a change of direction or focus for the business to keep it alive — I’m doing that in my personal life as well now. I spent seven very enjoyable years in my old job as a boatman, but after Eden, leaving early, hiding in Greece and eventual…

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After Eden: The Acropolis Night Run

Akropolis vom Hotel Polis Grand aus

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in Greece, during the Autumn of 2016 after leaving Eden.  I’m in pain! I’ve got back into training with a vengeance and now I realise how much my physique changed during my time in Eden. I’m not saying that I was a trained Adonis…

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After Eden: Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus

This is an updated version of a diary entry I wrote in Greece, during the Autumn of 2016 after leaving Eden.  I’ll be honest, I’m feeling a little fragile today, although it’s not my emotions — it’s my body. My head, to be precise. It has been an amazing few days in Cyprus at the wedding…

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