Breakfast in a Bag: The Initiative Providing Breakfasts for London’s Homeless

It is impossible to walk down any street in London without coming across a homeless person. You may notice their curled up figure, hidden in a sleeping bag, or glimpse them sitting on a salvaged piece of cardboard, trying to keep their dog fed and watered. But precisely because homelessness is so commonplace nowadays in… Continue reading Breakfast in a Bag: The Initiative Providing Breakfasts for London’s Homeless

Isn’t it Ironic? Chuggers, Health Food Shops and Homelessness

There are many ironies in our big bad city. The Evening Standard, for example, have just run a huge campaign on tackling food waste, in a newspaper that must rack up mountains of rubbish as people flick through the news and discard of it. Or the fact that many of the adverts within the paper… Continue reading Isn’t it Ironic? Chuggers, Health Food Shops and Homelessness

This is London: Change Gonna Come

I’m going to say it plain and simple: I don’t like change. They say change is good, and maybe for certain people, at certain times, it is. But when something comes along and disrupts you just when you are feeling settled and comfortable, when things are safe and familiar, I just want change to buzz… Continue reading This is London: Change Gonna Come

London Tourists – and other Summer Holiday complaints

Summer holidays mean one thing for us Londoners – hell. Why, we ask, are these swarms of people descending on our turf/tarmac? Maybe it’s time to escape the big smoke…   The ability to spot a tourist comes as second nature after living in London for a few years. If it’s not the tell-tale backpack… Continue reading London Tourists – and other Summer Holiday complaints

Berlin Walls: Street Art in the German Capital

You no longer have to be in a gallery to see incredible art, neither know about everything from the Renaissance to Pop Art to be deemed an art critic. The great thing about street art is that there is no arrow pointing to where you should look, or a piece of card explaining the artist, name of the… Continue reading Berlin Walls: Street Art in the German Capital

Coffee Encounters

  Just because London is a vast and busy city, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t meetings and conversations that are resonant of village life…   It was a Monday morning – generally, I reckon, the nation’s least favourite day. Especially, I would have thought, a Londoner’s least favourite; cultural endeavours and weekend lie ins… Continue reading Coffee Encounters

Is London really ‘All That’? Or can we learn something from the Germans?

London’s My Lobster went on a bit of a trip recently. This trip was to the far away land of Germany, specifically to the awesome city that is Cologne. Living in London, we (mostly) all think that this is THE city to be in – London has it all, doesn’t it? When people gawp at… Continue reading Is London really ‘All That’? Or can we learn something from the Germans?

Made in China: Rethinking the Label

With an increasing number of Asian designers taking to the catwalk at London Fashion Week, is it time we looked at the ‘Made in China’ label from a new perspective? Seeing the familiar ‘made in China’ hallmark on something you own is not unusual. In fact, it is so commonplace that it is almost surprising… Continue reading Made in China: Rethinking the Label

Changes: New Year, London and Bowie

  January, they say, is a depressing month. Christmas is over, money is tight and strict regimes are being imposed to tackle the festive overindulgence. Personally, I am taking the ‘Dry January’ message to mean that this month, my alcohol choices will be mainly Dry Gin. The ‘clean-eating’ trend the masses are adhering to this… Continue reading Changes: New Year, London and Bowie

More is definitely more: Christmas gaudiness, memories and a lack of style

London has definitely jumped on the ‘more is more’ bandwagon with their festive decorations this year. I think that means I should too.     Style is not just about what you wear: interior design and home décor navigate through trends just as fashion does. Just as some people may be queuing up outside Topshop to get the latest… Continue reading More is definitely more: Christmas gaudiness, memories and a lack of style