In the week that I started back at work after a year of maternity leave and thus added to my life a new metaphorical ball to juggle, I enjoyed an article by author and New York Times writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner on how to thrive on a diet of stress and disarray. At a time where [...]
There is something wonderfully indulgent about a Phaidon book. They are so elegantly designed, printed on a paper sympathetic to the subject and beautifully bound to complete the perfect package. ‘The Garden Chef’ is no exception to this rule. Printed on an uncoated stock to give it a rustic feel, with copper foil lettering on [...]
Have you ever been beset by an underlying feeling of unease? Plagued by a little niggle in the pit of your stomach that somehow manages to take the shine off your day? This is a feeling I’ve been experiencing quite a lot lately, but it was only this week, when I tried to articulate my [...]
Running and London. Two of my favourite things. But as fellow Londoners will know, these are two things that aren’t always the most compatible when it comes to the levels of air pollution on some of the city’s most popular running routes. That’s why, when the opportunity came up to join the Tenzing Clean Air [...]
This week I was sent an article headlining with the statistic that 61 percent of mums feel guilty about taking time to exercise. As a mum myself, this was certainly something that struck a chord. The article, published by Sports England, goes on to suggest that around 30 percent of mums have less than an [...]
Have you ever found yourself paying for time to allow you work? Hiring cleaners, dog walkers and babysitters to spend more time in the office? Do you ‘workify’ all of your jobs around the house and find yourself trying optimise every task? Has your free time been taken over by a side hustle...or two, and [...]
When I worked at a literary agency, I remember we would tell our authors to read as much and as widely as possible to help them with their own writing process. The irony is, for me, the more I read the less I seem to write. With my daughter’s nap times acting as my only [...]
Launched to coincide with the weekend of the Grand National (Saturday, 6 April), Jockey Fit is a fun but intensive workout, designed to showcase the elite levels of fitness required by jockeys.
To mark this Mother’s Day, I have asked some of the other mums in my life what advice their mums have passed on the them and what they hope to pass on to their baby.
I originally wrote this post back in 2016, but looking at it again today all of these point still hold as true as ever! London is one of my true loves: she never lets me down – in fact now I have a baby she is holding my hand more than ever! She always fascinates and engages me and looks beautiful at all times of day, whatever the weather. So here it is again: 10 reasons I love this city.
It’s really easy to take various elements of your life for granted. Whether it’s your home, job, friends or even the city you live in, you can get so bogged down in day-to-day life that you stop seeing the wood for the trees. You may see the beauty in other places but overlook all of the amazing things right on your doorstep. You may praise the art, architecture, cafe culture or music scene in another city but then fail to acknowledge how great all of those things are in the place that you live.
So this week I’ve been slowing down and taking the time to really appreciate the city I live in.
Whether you are a fellow Londoner or just thinking of coming for a visit, I wanted to share some of my favourite elements of London with you (and I’ll admit to cheating and squishing lots in to…
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