Category: Culture

How the Climate Reality Project changed me

This summer saw the 39th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training take place in Los Angeles. Attracting more than 2,200 future climate leaders from over 40 countries, the Climate Reality Project training was designed to inspire ‘acts of leadership’ in local communities and beyond. Established by former U.S. Vice President Al …

An English girl in America

After 8 years of writing about lifestyle topics centered around London, I’m going to take this blog down a different direction. I’m going to write from the perspective of an English girl in America. Having lived in America for 7 months now, I have a totally new, and – bear …

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 …

Meme for 2015

It’s that time again: when I struggle to remember everything that’s happened through a post-Christmas haze of carbohydrates and vodka and whittle it all down to this niftily-structured end-of-year meme. I struggle to believe it’s been a year since my last one, particularly due to the worrying lack of posts …

Meme for 2014

I do enjoy me a lovely, weird year. This one’s been at times a peach, and at others a bastard, although generally I’m quite happy with it. At any rate, I figured it was worth giving it a good meme. They’re fun and cathartic to do, but please don’t feel obliged to …

Go Sober for October vs. Stoptober: Which is worse?

I’m not sure exactly what it is about the month of October that inspires personal challenges, but here we are, our social media streams inundated with give-up-do-gooders. I’m not one to talk of course; I’ve recently abstained from caffeine and squash with visible health benefits (teeth and tum). But October …

Top 10 tastiest 5:2 treats

If, like me, you’ve succumbed to the 5:2 diet fad – actually now becoming less of a fad and more of a lifestyle choice – you’ll have a pretty good idea of how best to hit your daily allowance of 500 calories without feeling like keeling over or lashing out …

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