The Cheese Bar

The Cheese Bar

It’s finally happened. A cheese bar has opened in London. I think on some level, I always knew something wonderful would happen in my life. When you spend this long chasing unicorns, eventually one will come cantering to your doorstep and fulfil your wildest fantasies. (I’m surprised my unicorn rocked...
Dinner at Plot

Dinner at Plot

I used to think Tooting was the graveyard of Zone 3, a place where 22-year-old Corbyn supporters rent six-bedroom houses with their mates and drink beer out of shoes. But like all the once-grotty-now-edgy parts of London, it’s becoming gentrified with posh pubs and achingly trendy eating spots, all sandwiched...
Brunch at The Lighterman

Brunch at The Lighterman

Abominable snowman. The clue’s in the name really. Not abominable sandman, or abominable strawman, or abominable man sitting happily in the sunshine with a Corona and lime. The name of this feared, yeti-like creature was inspired by snow. The single worst climate creation that Mother Nature has ever bestowed upon...
Recipe: Chilli pizza eggs

Recipe: Chilli pizza eggs

I have a new obsession. Bigger than my addiction to trawling the internet for holidays I can’t afford. Bigger than my teenage love affair with the half-drowned Leo in Titanic. Even bigger than my obsession with shouting things at people on Twitter who think the whole Donald Trump thing was...
Fitness challenge: The gym alternatives

Fitness challenge: The gym alternatives

Sport was never my forte at school. Blessed with the coordination and physical prowess of a club-footed, Quaalude-stuffed donkey, I have difficulty getting my car out of the drive without sustaining injuries to myself or immediate surroundings.Combine this with an extreme dislike of ritual humiliation, cold weather and being told...
The Big US Road Trip: Georgia

The Big US Road Trip: Georgia

Apparently Savannah is the most haunted town in America. But whilst it was definitely one of my favourite road trip spots on the tour, I can’t say it filled me with the major spooks. After arriving at 2pm, we spent an afternoon pottering round the hot and sweaty streets of...
The Big US Road Trip: NOLA Part 2

The Big US Road Trip: NOLA Part 2

The more times I turn 21, the more difficult the morning after becomes. Luckily New Orleans is well-equipped to deal with hangovers. Not wanting to miss out on the local cuisine, we went to SoBou, another Trip Advisor recommended spot in the French Quarter. Despite the whackadoodles who often frequent those review...
The Big US Road Trip: New Orleans (Part 1)

The Big US Road Trip: New Orleans (Part 1)

New Orleans wasn’t the next stop on our tour. But the American guy I’m currently dating (who claims to be from New Orleans but is actually from a much crappier town five hours down the road) has requested that I bump it up the blogging queue before he leaves Dubai...
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Escape the rain: The Algarve

Escape the rain: The Algarve

  “I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 10”, I casually warned our tour guide. “Don’t worry, it’s just a gentle 6km cycle around the national park.” An hour and a half later I arrived, near collapse, to a bemused guide. “Hmmm, you need to join a gym,” he said, eyebrows raised. D’ya think!?...
How to pick a good restaurant abroad

How to pick a good restaurant abroad

Though I’m often plagued with the nagging fear that my smart phone is cleverer than me, I wouldn’t be without it.  For starters, the iPhone culture has almost completely abolished disappointing restaurant meals for tech savvy diners. With a stream of reviews available at the touch of a button, I need never again dampen my...
Snapshots of the week: Fujairah

Snapshots of the week: Fujairah

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Travel tips: Getting cheap flights

Travel tips: Getting cheap flights

Spending nine hours inside a cramped airborne tuna can surrounded by chair kickers and arm rest hogs isn’t my idea of fun. But until somebody invents Harry Potter style apparition for muggles, it’s still the most convenient way to travel long distances. Despite the hassle of airport frisking; the impossibility of sleeping on a plane...
Snapshots of the Week: Italy

Snapshots of the Week: Italy

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Do you trust TripAdvisor?

Do you trust TripAdvisor?

I didn’t order clouds at my five star resort… TripAdvisor used to be considered a mini oracle for holiday makers. But when that crazy toilet brush inspecting man appeared on “Attack of the TripAdvisor” a few months ago, people began to question the mental stability of some its posters. For the most part, TripAdvisor reviews...
UK Travel: An Easter attraction

UK Travel: An Easter attraction

Easter is my favourite holiday of the year. Despite the lack of presents it’s far superior to Christmas. This is partly due to the lighter evenings and anticipation of a long hot summer. But mostly it’s because you’ve got zero obligation to spend your precious bank holidays with anyone you’re related to. * Of course...
Snapshots of the week: India

Snapshots of the week: India

Like a far less impressive version of Pin Interest, I’ve decided to launch a weekly photo share. Bloggers and tweeters are welcome to submit travel images and links will always be published. I’ll start with a few of my favourites, taken in India 2009.   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share...
The mini girl’s guide to Dublin

The mini girl’s guide to Dublin

A very pretty Trinity College Despite a questionable landing (are planes meant to bounce?) and a distinct lack of Colin Farrell lookalikes, I love Dublin. The accents are sexy (if indecipherable), the cocktails are yummy and the flights are cheap. So now you have no excuse not to visit this year. Getting there Better value...
Holiday grooming: The bikini line wax

Holiday grooming: The bikini line wax

In the 1970s nobody cared what your foo looked like on the beach. But when the body police at Playboy decided triple Z breasts and fluorescent orange skin were the epitome of sex appeal, there was a major crackdown on muff management. Knickers got smaller, magazines more explicit and ‘pubic hair’ became a dirty word....
Mission Impossible: Cheap hotels in London

Mission Impossible: Cheap hotels in London

Tune Hotels for budget hotel rooms Organising a cheap trip to London is like resisting a Terry’s chocolate orange on a January detox plan. It’s never going to happen unless you a.) have ridiculous will power or b.) don’t like chocolate (in which case we probably can’t be friends.) The second you enter the money...
Dubai: It's not ALL bad...

Dubai: It’s not ALL bad…

  If the Arab Gulf was a family, Dubai would be the chain smoking teenager with ill advised tattoos and an attitude problem. The bad boy of the Middle East first hit headlines for its never ending stream of Disney inspired developments and party lifestyle. But after the city’s financial fall from grace and a well...
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