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February 14, 2019

I don’t need designer gifts, fancy food or vintage wine this Valentines. You can keep your flowers and your diamond rings. Of course, they’re pretty when they sparkle and bloom but their beauty is short lived, and you can’t take them with you when you’re gone.


January 6, 2019

The youth of today don’t get much credit, do they? People are quick to write them all off as being self-obsessed snowflakes who can name more influencers on Youtube than politicians. Well, every now and again you come across someone who breaks the mould, and it restore...

December 18, 2018

I meet Julio one night at a trendy art exhibition he’s involved in, in a converted back-street tunnel in South London. Outside, it’s a miserable November night, filled with relentless rain and bitter, sobering winds and people walk through the door happy to finally be...

November 1, 2018

It’s World Vegan Day (yes, it’s a thing!) and to mark the occasion, I thought I’d attempt to respond to some of the questions and

comments I’ve received as a vegan in the past. I know vegans get a bit of a bad reputation for talking about themselves, but in my experienc...

October 28, 2018

I’m totally in love with second hand things. I love charity shops, antique shops, clothes swaps, jumble sales, car boots sales, even a pop up stall at the end of somebody’s drive would turn my head as I passed. I love that in London, it is acceptable to leave unwanted...

October 4, 2018

Let’s be honest, teachers. Playground duty is the worst. The. Worst. 

Forget the luxury of going to the toilet in your fifteen minute break, you are out there for the duration, so it’s almost a good job that there’s absolutely no chance of finishing your cup of tea befo...

September 23, 2018

There’s something magical about the British seaside. It does wonderful things. Restorative, medicinal, transformative things. Meandering along a promenade in those balmy Summer months (any old British promenade will do) is an exhilarating assault on the senses; a delic...

July 23, 2018

Today is our two year wedding anniversary (hooray!) and as I reflect on the past 24 months, look through the wedding album and think about putting my wedding dress on to see if it still fits, I thought I'd share some humble words of wisdom that have helped us over the...

July 15, 2018

London, 13th July 2018

People began snaking in from the adjacent streets to Portland Place from the early afternoon, to gather in front of the BBC building for 2pm - the meeting point for the anti-Trump demonstration. They came from all corners of the UK, many from arou...

July 11, 2018

We Brits are nothing if we cannot queue. It’s in our blood, our DNA. It’s a milestone in our early development. We’ve watched people do it since we were knee-high, when we accompanied our parents and grandparents to the post office, or dutifully joined the back of a li...

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