As I enter my ninth week of lockdown in the UK, I wanted to start to write down some of the thoughts I have had about the society we desperately want to return to and the way our relationship to it has changed. As much as I have to say about the way the pandemic … Continue reading The New Normal – What do we need right now?
I think most of us can honestly say that the effects of the pandemic really came around much quicker than we anticipated. Even though we knew of the scale it was at in China, the speed it went from hitting Italy to completely changing life in the UK was pretty staggering. Whether you are in … Continue reading Protecting your mental health during Covid-19
I've been thinking a lot lately about Christmas traditions, particularly the ones that are built within our own family structures that underpin how and why we 'Christmas' in the way we do. When you first teach your children about the magic of Santa Claus, Sinterklaas, Befana, Mikulas, Krampus, or any other variation of wonder, you … Continue reading How we spend Christmas: a musing
Hello! I should start by caveating that I absolutely love Christmas, so generally it doesn't take a lot to impress me when it comes to the joys of Christmas food & drink. I'm a sucker for cinnamon, marzipan and parsnips, so whoever defined these as the base for Christmas dining would have been my friend. … Continue reading Festive Food Favourites 2019
Responding to #SecondHandSeptember and how we can spend less in London whilst doing our bit for the environment.
Having moved office to Kings Cross earlier this year, I was slightly overwhelmed by the range of lunch options that now sat (quite literally) on my doorstep. Kings Cross is a treasure trove for lunch and dinner solutions to match all budgets, from the beautiful setting of Coal Drops Yard, to the cheapest pizza in … Continue reading Foodilic: lunchtime superstars
You know how London provides a plethora of delicious restaurants that constantly come recommended but often with that ££££ warning on TripAdvisor? Well Bob Bob Ricard has been on my 'want to go' list for a while and with the excuse of a friend's 25th birthday my time finally came, even if my wallet wasn't … Continue reading Bob Bob Ricard
Even though it is my fourth Fringe festival, this is the first year where I have spent some time just being at the Fringe as a punter instead of volunteering. My mum wanted to see what the Fringe was all about, so I took some time off and spent a week seeing shows & eating … Continue reading Veggie Feasting at the Fringe Festival
You know when you really want to like something but you just can’t understand how people like it? But then you remember that you never used to like gin and tonics and now you can’t imagine ever picking a Smirnoff Ice or fruity cider at a bar instead? I find it fascinating how palettes change … Continue reading 5 palette changes that mean you’re an adult now
As someone who often complains that January-March feels as though it takes 6 months and the rest of the year rushes past at twice the speed, I actually am quite surprised it is already April. I think it is definitely partly to do with the fact I went away in January for a week skiing … Continue reading Spring clean on New Year’s Resolutions