London Moments: O, Valiant Knight of Bethnal Green!

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!

The Sisterhood: Beating Domestic Violence

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

Boomerang Kids: ‘adulting’ in London’s housing crisis

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

Travelling as a couple? Let’s keep it real…

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…

Book Review: ‘The House at the Edge of the World’, by Julia Rochester

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

Matcha Tea Time!

Matcha is tea’s colourful answer to the espresso shot. The lime green, highly concentrated, powdered green tea leaves have been used for almost a thousand years as part of Japan’s  tea ceremony. From one island nation to another, the health benefits of matcha tea are finally soaking in here in the UK. Skeptical coffee lovers, listen … More Matcha Tea Time!