New York

When you grow up, like Abi and I did, watching all ten seasons of Friends over and over again after school, keeping up with the Kardashians like it’s your job and flicking between… Continue reading

Iceland

It might not be the most groundbreaking revelation for me to tell you that Iceland is very, very cold. But there it is. It’s freezing. The icy wind feels like it’s blowing in… Continue reading

Why ‘women-only’ carriages really really really are not the answer.

When I heard that the idea of women-only train carriages had been proposed as a way to reduce sexual assaults and incidents of harassment on the London Underground, I actually thought that it… Continue reading

28 hours in Saõ Paulo

Last week, during a routine conversation about our upcoming projects, my boss casually asked me if I would be available at the weekend to drop something off in Saõ Paulo. I immediately said… Continue reading

Veganuary round-up!

Well, it’s the 1st of February which means that Veganuary is officially over. I’ve eaten a vegan diet for a whole month, and as of today I can go back to eating whatever… Continue reading

Veganuary update (and why you must never pet a baby cow)

Well, it’s mid January and my Veganuary experiment is halfway done. I am so pleased with how its going so far – I feel great, I’m cooking and shopping much more purposefully, and… Continue reading

Rogue Eight

  Hi Pals, I’ve been so excited to see the new Star Wars film. Even though nowadays I’m not that keen on films in general because they’re so long and I have trouble remembering… Continue reading

Not a New Year’s Resolution 

Well here I am. I haven’t written anything for a while but you know how much I love the New Year. Nothing like a new year to get me all riled up into a… Continue reading

Sri Lanka – Aragum Bay and Uda Walawe

We stayed in Aragum Bay for three nights, in a little ‘treehouse cabana’ in a hostel right on the beach. Our little wooden cabin, on stilts twice as tall as I am, and… Continue reading

Sri Lanka – Ella 

The train journey from Kandy to the hill town of Ella, passing through Nuwara Eliya and other popular little towns, is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The… Continue reading

Sri Lanka – Colombo and Kandy

Because we flew with Emirates airlines, we were able to make a very quick stop in Dubai in the middle of our flight to Sri Lanka. We got a taxi from the airport… Continue reading

Cuba – Baracoa

Keen to leave Santiago de Cuba, and keen to try out the Taxi Collectivos (group taxis) that we had heard other travellers rave about, we decided to skip the bus and make the… Continue reading

Cuba – Trinidad y Santiago de Cuba

Wandering the cobbled streets of Trinidad, past colourful houses, noisy bars, terraced restaurants and little shops selling straw hats and key rings, you might be forgiven for thinking that you had somehow ended… Continue reading

Cuba – Cienfuegos

It took eight hours to get from Viñales to Cienfuegos and the air con stopped working about five hours into the journey. We climbed off the bus sweaty and restless and hot and… Continue reading

Cuba – Valle Viñales

An uneventful and aggressively air conditioned bus journey took us from Havana to the small town of Viñales. It only took four hours (including the obligatory stop at a roadside café/ gift shop… Continue reading

Cuba – Habana 

I arrived at Gatwick very early in the morning, climbed sleepily off the Gatwick Express and waited for my friend Kati to arrive, reflecting that I would rather be literally anywhere else in… Continue reading

Drinking in East London (Part One)

I’ve lived in London for almost three years now, and I’m starting to feel like a real, proper Londoner. My Oyster card never leaves my sight, I can get across the city at… Continue reading

The Lad Culture Lie

I wrote an article for CUB magazine (my university magazine) about why I’m so sick to death of the term ‘lad culture’. You can check it out here! PV x

On being a feminist (and a vegetarian)

I’m a Feminist and a Vegetarian. Ouch. Don’t I just sound like I’m great fun at dinner parties? Just a big ol’ laugh to be around? I mean, really, even I would hesitate… Continue reading

If in doubt…

It’s getting pretty Christmassy around here! I’m so excited to finish up my last week of term and get home to my family, but I’m making sure to soak in everything that is… Continue reading

Super Simple Gift Guide

I’ve always enjoyed picking out gifts, and over the years my incessant lists of what I’m planning to buy my loved ones must have filled several notebooks, the backs of many coffee receipts, and all… Continue reading

Frank Turner at Ally Pally

Above: Photo taken from Frank Turner’s Instagram account When Ben first text me to let me know that Frank Turner’s tour tickets were on sale, I was passed out on the bottom bunk… Continue reading

We need to talk about Spectre

It’s a classic movie cliché, right? The heroine swoons and gasps while the hero is involved in a gun fight, they somersault off a moving train, walk through the desert for what has to be a… Continue reading

halcyon

I once had a teacher who told us that kids can only concentrate for as long as their age in minutes – so he gave our group of mostly fifteen year olds little breaks… Continue reading

Halloween (Part Two)

Oh hey, bet you thought Halloween was over, didn’t you? Well, thanks to my undying love and enthusiasm for this, the most unsettling of holidays (and also due to my inability to post… Continue reading

Halloween (Part One)

Despite the fact that I can’t bear to read or watch anything scarier than an episode of Doctor Who (and some of those are a bit too much for me, if we’re being… Continue reading

24 Hours in Paris

You know what they say about Paris? All that stuff about how it’s romantic and beautiful and always a good idea? Well if you believe all that then maybe you should stop reading… Continue reading

Gallery Wall

Due to an unfortunate incident this week which led to me being crouched in a minuscule tunnel for four hours (I’m an extra in a play, and it’s a very long story but actually… Continue reading

Life’s Big Questions

My internship came to an end this weekend and I’m genuinely sad to go. It was incredible for so many reasons, it gave me such a boost of confidence and experience and taught… Continue reading

Dinerama

‘This is so sick guys, I’m totally going to blog about this’
– Something I actually said this weekend

(Sept)ember

So… I got a tattoo.

Wander/lust – – (let me count the ways)

I’ve been busy recently with a couple of pretty exciting things and I feel like I’ve been walking all over London. I’m definitely not complaining about this – any excuse to just wander… Continue reading

London (Let me count the ways)

This past weekend my friend Kati came to stay with me in London and I got to spend two whole days running around Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Covent Garden, taking photos, shopping in Brick Lane, eating… Continue reading

Frank

Frank Turner recently released a brand new album, ‘Positive Songs for Negative People’, and so all last week he played gigs up and down the country to… well, Frank never really seems to need… Continue reading

Vietnam – Nha Trang

I had a few problems getting my photos from my phone onto my computer so this last post has been waaaayy delayed. I’ve been home for just over a week and Asia already… Continue reading

Vietnam – Hoi An

From Sapa, we caught a night bus down to Ha Noi, spent a couple more hours exploring the Old Quarter and then caught another night bus to Hue.  The Imperial citadel of Hue… Continue reading

Vietnam – Sapa

We arrived in Sapa at half past five in the morning after a long and bumpy journey on the night bus. We’d both slept pretty well but there’s nothing like stumbling out of… Continue reading

Vietnam – Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island

Instead of travelling to Halong City from Ha Noi, we decided to make our way to Cat Ba Island, which is in Lan Ha bay, a little further on but part of the… Continue reading

Vietnam – Ha Noi

After Kati left us to go back to England (sad times) Abs and I flew straight from Ho Chi Minh (which is in the southern end of Vietnam) to Ha Noi, right up… Continue reading

Vietnam – Mekong Delta

Abi (my sister) joined us in Vietnam just under a week ago and we had the best time running around Ho Chi Minh, eating loads of Pho, making her listen to our funny… Continue reading