While I am at pains
to dodge the tourist traps, I was reminded recently that it pays to keep exploring the city, and that it is easy to become blase about the architectural wonders tucked around Victorian corners.
The way the two strands of narratives entwine is skilfully and sensitively done and I am at pains
here not to spoil the reader's pleasure by divulging too much of what follows.
I am at pains
to say her letter will lead to increase the gulf between locals and other communities living in peace and harmony.
I was and am at pains
to say that Dan Smith was guilty of wrong-doing, but it is my contention that he was not guilty of the crime for which he was imprisoned.
It may feel like it when you get beaten but I am at pains
to point out it is not.
In order to sustain this Pollyanna caricature, Palattella cuts from my discussion of Owen and Jarrell any hint of the real conflicts and unresolved tensions about war and bloodshed that I am at pains