Author: Natalie Harris-Spencer

Love letter to London

Since 2010, I’ve been writing about London. And since 2009, I’ve been living in London – firstly North of the river in Tufnell Park, then South in Wimbledon, then finally West in Ealing (sorry, East). That’s almost a decade of London living. So it really did feel like the end …

Meme for 2017

It’s that time of year again: on comes my blogging hat and out comes my inner-spewing AKA my annual end-of-year review. I really relish this Twixmas period: a time for over-indulgence, eating, sequins, reflection, drinking, family, drinking some more, and generally getting my life in order. And while everyone said …

London’s best cycling routes

I’ve been wanting to get more into cycling recently. I’ve been talking for ages about just hopping on a Boris Bike (AKA Santander Cycles; it’ll never stick) and get exploring some of London’s best cycling routes. That’s because I’m a glutten for punishment. Cycling hurts. I don’t have the most …

The S-Town artwork is everything

If you’re one of the millions who’ve already been through the joys and sorrows of the “aural literature” that is the S-Town (aka ‘Shit Town’) podcast, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, not to worry: there are no spoilers here. There’s been much discourse already over the …

Spring tasting menu at Clos Maggiore

Billed as ‘the world’s most romantic restaurant’, Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden has been on my bucket list for a while now. Let’s not pretend its main appeal is anything other than the spectacular downstairs conservatory, where low-hanging branches and blossoms encroach on diners like some kind of fairyland forest …

Meme for 2016

While 2016 will be remembered as the ‘bastarding, legend-snatching death year’ for many, it was altogether a different kind of year for me. This was the year I married my best one and became a ‘Mrs’. I won’t try to pretend that it hasn’t been jolly bad luck that all …

Dare to go dairy free?

During this self-indulgent, sickeningly glutinous time of the year, when everyone else is going to be guzzling down chocolates and Baileys and brandy butter, I’m going to be enjoying my own delicious alternative/looking on longingly. Because this year, for the second time in my life, I’m going dairy free. I’ve …

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