How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

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.

Staying Safe As a Woman In The 21st …

Staying Safe As a Woman In The 21st Century

Very recently a woman went missing in a fairly central London area. She was walking home after dark on her own, and sadly she never made it. My heart absolutely breaks for her family. Staying safe as a woman in the 21st century is no easy feat, especially compared to the indifference that men have. As a staunch feminist and a solo travel lover, it very much brought to mind all the things that I… View Post

12 Months and 12 Photos – A 2020 Retrospective

12 Months and 12 Photos – A 2020 Retrospective

What a year. Honestly. It’s been a stressful year for everyone, where the simple pleasures in life have become so much more important. I was inspired by Tanja to put together this 12 Months and 12 Photos – a 2020 retrospective as a journal of a tulumtuous year that has affected so many.

Ideas To Feel Festive Whilst Stuck At Home

Ideas To Feel Festive Whilst Stuck At Home

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt around about 0.025% festive this year. So I set myself down with a glass of mulled cider and jotted down a few ideas to feel festive whilst stuck at home – and I thought I would share them because they all made me smile and have helped to summon the Christmas spirit, even in these trying times. My imagination and planning skills are some of the few… View Post

11 of my Favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

11 of my Favourite Christmas Traditions [Travel Linkup]

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15.   London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent… View Post