They say there’s a divide: those who live north of the river, and those who live south of it. The Thames is the line between these two halves of London, each of whom think they are superior to the opposing point of the compass. With the exception of the Southbank, the London Eye and Borough… Continue reading Crossing the line and a city of two sides
Working from home means sitting, for eight hours a day, looking out of my living room window. Yes, I should be looking at my computer screen for the duration of the working day, but with no tea break chat, half mile treks to the loos, or small talk by the printer, I need some light… Continue reading Has Covid-19 made me a Nosy Neighbour?
London food and drink deliveries to get involved with during Covid-19 pandemic.
Looking for sushi with a bit of a twist? We reckon Yoobi‘s got your back. This Soho joint specialises in Temaki, or hand rolls, with flavour combos to keep you on your toes, and prices that won’t break the bank. No one is going to look elegant trying to eat Temaki. The cone-shaped package of… Continue reading Yoobi: A Hands on Sushi Experience
Unfortunately, one of the downsides of living in Islington (an assumed fancy borough) is that although we have an M&S Food, a Waitrose, a Planet flippin’ Organic, we have no Lidl or Aldi. A travesty in my mind, as discovering what randomness Lidl’s middle aisle has each week is one of life’s small pleasures, surely?… Continue reading An Ode to Lidl
What’s with all the leggings, guys? Is it just me, or do 90% of Londoners look like they’ve just stepped out of a yoga class? This trend — known as ‘athleisure’ — is basically everyone putting on some high-end leggings and some labelled trainers, as if they’re heading for a good old workout at some… Continue reading Hat’s Off To London’s Sporty Masses
For the REAL DEAL aka proper tea in a teapot, deliciously smooth coffee, and a fabulous selection of baked goods, look no further than Burr & Co., the newest addition to the Russell Square coffee scene. Ok, so up until this point the ‘scene’ has basically consisted of Pret, Nero, Starbucks or Leon — all… Continue reading Burr & Co.
A good few months have passed since poor London’s My Lobster has had a well-deserved update — but BEAR with me (see photo — yes, I still have an immeasurable amount of wit, obviously). It’s a busy life, here in the big city, juggling all sorts of jobs and duties, friendships and events, all whilst… Continue reading It’s been a while…
Robots are the future – aren’t they? Whether its self-driving cars or AI replacing us all, the potential of this technology is pretty impressive, and daunting. But what about when it comes to family? A new play at the Royal Court poses the question of whether the perfect child is possible to create if you… Continue reading Well Put Together: Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court Theatre
This morning I saw a middle-aged man speeding on a Boris bike through Covent Garden, one hand on the handlebars, the other clutching a giant ceramic vase. I was quite impressed that a) he could physically hold the gargantuan urn with one hand, b) that despite being weighed down on one side, he maintained an… Continue reading A man, a bicycle, and a flippin’ massive vase: why Londoners should look more