Tag Archive: london

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

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

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

Laters (The Barbican Conservatory)

I can’t believe how quickly it’s come round – but tomorrow is the first day of my trip around Cambodia and Vietnam! I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get out there, and… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part Two

Part two of my epic summer reading list! Check yesterday’s post for part one. 6. Looking for Alaska – John Green John Green (recently responsible for making me ugly-cry for half an hour… Continue reading

Chelsea in Bloom

At the moment I’m working in an office directly opposite Harrods, and I’m absolutely loving the gorgeous surrounding area – even if it is full of tourists! Just next to Hyde Park, Harrods… Continue reading

Lately looked like this

The days are going by so quickly – it’s crazy to think that it’s now less than a month before I leave for Cambodia! This month, I’m…. Eating: Sushi and cereal. (Not together)… Continue reading

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

  This past weekend, Emily (my travel companion and bestest buddy) and I finally got ourselves down to The Breakfast Club at an acceptable cocktail-drinking time (to be fair, I generally think any… Continue reading

Instagood

Recently I’ve been trying to be more intentional about taking photos to share on Instagram. I know it can be easy to get tied up in social media and start stressing out about… Continue reading

The Breakfast Club – revisited

Remember the last time I went to The Breakfast Club I said that I’d definitely have to make a point to try out all the different locations? Well, I’ve tried out a couple… Continue reading

Dirty Burger – Shoreditch

This busy little burger joint is actually tucked away half way down Bethnal Green road, but the whole place, from the high-celinged, candle lit interior, to the selection of craft beers on offer, just screams… Continue reading

white on white on white

This summer I’m moving into a new house in London, and I cannot wait to get started decorating a fresh new place. Last time we moved I was all about the colour – I… Continue reading

Wednesday Scribbles

As we get into serious revision season, and the only sound to be heard is the scratching of pens and the soft weeping of several thousand students, I thought we could all use… Continue reading

Bare feet

So, I went home for Easter. I slept in my little bunk bed and ate my parent’s food and went to the pub with my buddies and we talked about our travels and… Continue reading

52/52 – (my) Southbank

Is there anything more lovely than London in the summertime? I love London when the streets are wet with rain and the puddles reflect the tops of the skyscrapers, and I think the… Continue reading

51/52 – Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair

As much as I try to embrace winter (and I really, really try), I guess I just can’t help being a summer baby at heart. It makes me so happy when those first sunny days come… Continue reading

Amsterdam (Twee)

Twee is actually the word for two in Dutch – how cute is that?! It was horribly rainy on our last full day in Amsterdam (boo!) so although we ate lots of yummy… Continue reading

49/52 – The Sushi Eatery in Soho

Okay, I have a confession to make. As much as I love (obsess over/ fantasise about/ crave) sushi, I’m sort of a wimp when it comes to the whole raw fish thing. I’ve… Continue reading

February Goals

Last week all I wanted to do was lie in bed with the lights off and never ever ever get up. It’s days like these that I’m thankful I have things like jobs… Continue reading

January Favourites – 2015

January is almost over (we did January!! Someone pour this girl a mojito, we absolutely smashed it!) it’s been a month full of fresh starts, late nights, cold days (and nights!) and lots and… Continue reading

44/52 – Boris Bikes in Hyde Park!

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in London for almost two years and I hadn’t ridden a Boris Bike until this week! I have to admit I’m a bit nervous about cycling on… Continue reading

37/52 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

We’re taking a step back in the 52 challenge (in case you were confused why it suddenly jumped back to 37!) to revisit a trip to the Sam Wanamaker playhouse that I took… Continue reading

41/52 – The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has been on my to-see list ever since I moved to London. I didn’t really know that much about it, but I used to watch a television programme in which artists created… Continue reading

40/52 – Apples and Pears

If you’re looking for East London cool, classic cocktails and a relaxed after-work drinks vibe, Apples and Pears has skilled barmen, an impressive and tempting cocktail menu, and enough exposed brickwork to satisfy its… Continue reading