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Maurice McParland

Ponderer. Collector. Dog owner. Former Actor. Scrabbler. Cabbie.

I’m Maurice, a Dublin-born London cabbie. Having lived here for more than 20 years, I agree with Samuel Johnson: “Tired of London, tired of life.” Finally I’ve a profession I’m proud of, after many a year and many a job; DJ-ing in Belgrade, operating computers in Ireland, waiting tables in New York, and film acting alongside the likes of Pierce Brosnan and Heath Ledger. I’ve seen and learned much, but there is much to learn, and here I share with you little pieces of my journey as and when the mood strikes. I enjoy Scrabble, motorcycles, food, tennis, theatre, film, guitar, art, comedy, chairs, wristwatches and fashion. I like to inspire and encourage others to make the most of life, especially Knowledge folk. My favourite philosophies are “there’s always a way” and “whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right”. I’m blogging primarily to enthuse others about London, to exercise my creative side, and hopefully share some wisdom along the way. Thanks for dropping by.