Let’s get two things straight: a British heatwave is horrible. the buildings here are built to keep people warm rather than breathing, and yes, yes, you are always very cool. But. Knowing how to stay cool during a British heatwave is an expat survival level that you hit once you’ve been here for a few years. It’s a secret expat level masked by all those jokes about incessant rain.
There’s a pure joy in taking afternoon tea with a good friend, no, it’s not joy. That’s too rambunctious a word. Bliss. (Thank you for adding embedding this phrase into my psyche, Katherine Mansfield.) Disclosure: we were guests of The Lanesborough Hotel for their homage to Cruelle De Vil, but all literary metaphor excitement is purely my own. Bliss is the best word, as afternoon is a little touch of magic to the ordinary… View Post
I was so intrigued to read this recent list of UK restaurant hotspots 2021 – it features a collection of really interesting foodie cities, a few of which I’ve been lucky enough to visit already. The rest, they’ve moved straight up my ‘to visit’ list. Disclosure: this post was comissioned by CIA Landlord Insurance who have researched which cities have the top restaurant hotspots. Interestingly, they found that the UK’s restaurant hotspot is not London, as many would… View Post
I’m so very happy to be here celebrating my 4th freelance anniversary as a fulltime social media consultant. How do you sum up a whirlwind of 4 years? Well, it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made. I’m so proud to say that I’ve built my business from scratch; over the years I’ve worked with national companies & international charities, had photography/content jobs commissioned by amazing London restaurants, helped some incredible small… View Post
You know those ‘what’s in my handbag’ posts and articles? Well, I’ve always meant to write one, but never been organised enough. So, instead I thought I’d share something a little less portable, but even a little closer to my heart – a tour of my office desk. I always find these little windows into people’s working lives fascinating. Snapshots into the inner sanctum of their lives – the struggle between the places that we… View Post