UK travel
Five reasons to love Richmond  

Five reasons to love Richmond  

It’s as aesthetically appealing as solidified dog sick, but when it comes to hipster cool points, Hackney has them in bucketloads. Crowned by the media as London’s most talked about district, edgy pop-ups are emerging faster than professional lifestyle consultants can wipe the coke crystals from their nose on a Monday morning. It’s not that...
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...
Guest Post: The Alice Tea Rooms

Guest Post: The Alice Tea Rooms

Ever wondered what became of the white rabbit and the mad hatter? Literary lover Hannah  from Palindrome Poppet  recently visited the Alice in Wonderland themed Richmond Tea Rooms in Manchester. Here’s what she thought… If someone asked me to go wander round aimlessly down the dark alleyways surrounding Canal Street, I’d wonder if they’d recently suffered a...
Olympics Loving

Olympics Loving

I’ve never been a huge fan of British flag waving events. Cooing like a sexually aroused pigeon over an unelected monarchy or a team of tantrum throwing footballers always struck me as faintly ridiculous. I’ve no desire to steal the magic for those who enjoy such union jack fuelled festivities; it’s just never been my...
The perils of public transport

The perils of public transport

“Oh my god you’re from Engerland… Engerland’s a real nice city.” I wanted to correct his error immediately but I refrained. Mostly because we were on a Greyhound bus several hundred miles from a major US city and the man in question looked seriously weird. The kind of weird where engaging in conversation might result...
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...
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