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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 up in Camden, but if...
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 between rubbish mounds and drunk...
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 us, snow in the UK...
Sri Lanka: Elephants, turmeric and coconut spas

Sri Lanka: Elephants, turmeric and coconut spas

“What if I fall off?” “You won’t fall off.” “They said the same thing about the Segway and I ended up headfirst in a bin next to a crowd of Japanese tourists.” I use this story as an example of my ability to attract catastrophe, because prior to this epic fall, only George Bush and...
The Big US Road Trip: Tennessee

The Big US Road Trip: Tennessee

Gatlinburg Tennessee is a tiny holiday town full of fake moonshine, gun shops, plastic tourist toot and more refined sugar than I’ve ever seen before in a square mile radius. It’s also one of the gateways to the Smoky Mountains National Park. (That’s Dolly Parton’s homeland y’all.) Though we’d initially planned to go whitewater rafting,...
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 historic district, walking up...
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 sites, the food was as...
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 to go back to the...
The Big US Road Trip: Florida

The Big US Road Trip: Florida

Perhaps it’s the effects of a teenage addiction to Sweet Valley High books and McDonald’s fries. Perhaps it’s my deep seated love of fried chicken. For whatever reason, a US road trip has been on my bucket list for at least the last 15 years. As I live in Dubai, most of my holidays involve...
How British are you?

How British are you?

Contrary to the barely literate mumblings of the EDL, becoming a fully-fledged member of the British public isn’t as simple as getting bladdered in a Union Jack mini dress. Aside from passports, documents, visas and employment certificates, there’s the tricky little badger of the UK citizenship test to pass. Having tried (and failed) to answer...
How to look good on Facebook

How to look good on Facebook

A narcissist’s wet dream, Facebook has become the ultimate platform for pretending you’re having much more fun than you really are. So, with an endless stream of instagrammed excursions being gleefully swallowed by the great and powerful internet, how do you ensure you look like, rilly rilly good in your profile? After seeing one little...
ME Hotel: January cheer

ME Hotel: January cheer

January is the worst month of year. After a drunken chorus of Auld Lang Syne when the clock chimes midnight on the 1st, we’ve all slumped into a doom filled cloud of misery by the 3rd. Lying in a pile of discarded diet menus and Christmas credit card bills it’s hard not to feel  that...
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