I began turning 30 a whole four years ago. That was when I found myself in a long term relationship and obliviously bolting to South East Asia, before a house came spinning out of the heavens and grounding me forever. A highly unlikely scenario, in hindsight. But it was the first time I’d really considered … More Life lessons, turning 30
The October night bites. The darkness is set to swallow me whole – and I don’t resist. Bundled up beneath my impossibly thick winter scarf, the shadows offer sanctuary as I slope away from strip lighting and square screens. It’s been a long day, but I’m satisfied. My feet take me towards Farringdon train station, and … More London Moments: O, Valiant Knight of Bethnal Green!
London is a pulsing mass of flesh – its busy bodies weave to and fro so frantically they seem to forget that they are only part of a whole. Like determined ants blindly marching around an assault course, commuting Londoners are at once absent-minded and hyper-aware of those around them. For a while I thought … More London Moments: Liverpool Street Polish
“London is too big. Transport is too expensive. It takes too long to get anywhere”, said every Londoner. I was part of the collective whinge-fest, until this Easter, when a window of sunshine enabled me to cycle my bike across the city to my house-share. Having crossed over to the sunny side, I’m more inclined to retort, … More 7 Reasons to Cycle Around London
Is there a more valuable network than the web of soul-sisters that at once roots us within our worlds and protects us from it? Let’s go beyond the finger-clicking, head-shaking stereotypes. I’m talking about the ordinary women, the ones who quietly strengthen us. In a world where one in three women will experience some form of … More The Sisterhood: Beating Domestic Violence
We’re the ‘boomerang kids’. The sticky little tykes that our parent’s generation can’t quite shake. We yearn for independence, but cringe at the cost. To pay extortionate rent and sacrifice life’s little luxuries, or navigate our way through evolving relationships with our aging homies? To ‘boomerang’ sounds quite fun, really. Those able to make that … More Boomerang Kids: ‘adulting’ in London’s housing crisis
When planning the ‘trip of a lifetime’ with a lover, you can be forgiven for skipping ahead to the wonderful memories you’ll stock-up on – the ones that will surely strengthen the foundations of your relationship and one day be used to convince your brood that you weren’t always boring old dry-shites. Right? Well, yeah, … More Travelling as a couple? Let’s keep it real…
Image: Brian Negin. Being single at 28 is probably not what most people imagined for their future selves. With the big ‘3’, ‘0’ on the horizon, you may at least have hoped for a vague sense of an impending encounter with Mr or Mrs ‘Right’ by now. As the curtain begins to drop and your … More Love being single and 28.
Like a tide, slowly inching back to reveal its quirky, thinly concealed treasures, ‘The House at the Edge of the World’ tantalises readers with the inner-workings of a dysfunctional family, exposed by one fateful night and laced with historical and mythical narratives. Despite its slow start, thanks to our unlikely protagonist, the detached Morwenna Venton, … More Book Review: ‘The House at the Edge of the World’, by Julia Rochester
Hey guys, I’m Alice – some of you may know me as Hannah’s elusive twin sister. We grew up next door-but-one to Lauren and as our friendship has ebbed and flowed over the years, a unifying current has swept us dancing together around life’s bends – or crying, or laughing. There’s been plenty of stressing too! Being … More Wedding Speech: #Nazwedding 2015