HDL REVIEWS: Shackfuyu, London

One of my favourite podcasts is Off Menu, where each week comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster grill a celebrity guest for their dream starter, main course, dessert and side dish. As far as podcast formats go, few are as perfectly suited to my interests – though I do often find myself shaking my head…

HDL REVIEWS: SUSHISAMBA, Covent Garden

I don’t tend to appreciate fusion food. It’s not that I’m some kind of culinary xenophobe, I just think that often when you take two clashing food cultures and force them into the same dish, it’s too easy to fuck them both up a little bit. Mac and cheese? Heavenly. Tacos? Delicious. A mac and…

How to plan a group holiday (without ending your friendships!)

Ah, the group holiday. Mentioned by many, attempted by some, succeeded by few. Every so often, there will be a fleeting ‘omg guys, we should go on holiday together this year’ that pops up in the group chat (often by the keenest lil nerd in your chat – AKA me). People agree out of politeness,…

HDL REVIEWS: Dhaba 59, Southampton

Indian food has been a big part of my life ever since I was little. I was fortunate to grow up in an area of Southampton that is hugely diverse, with a number of international food stores and restaurants just a stone’s throw away from my front door. My older sister in particular had a…

December goals

How many blog posts in a row is it acceptable to start with ‘well, it’s been a while’? Asking for a friend. But it has been a while, and if anyone out there was clung to the edge of their seat, gripped and awaiting the next instalment of my opinions, I apologise. I think I…

How to make the most of a few days in Barcelona

If, by some stroke of luck, you’ve managed to successfully avoid following me on Instagram, you probably missed that I took a trip to Barcelona about a month ago. Despite taking on the role of organising a group holiday and the near-impossible task of coordinating a gang of ten unruly millennials, I truly had the…

It’s coming home? Send it back, I don’t want it.

Copyright Leon Benjamin, via Flickr While the past few weeks have been an exciting whirlwind of last-minute goals, unexpected early exits and unbelievable scores, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, year of the underdog, is beginning to create a society I don’t really want to be a part of. Roundabouts are being spray-painted, flags are being…

My boobiversary – one year post breast reduction

A lot can change in six years.. mostly improvements in eyebrow quality I keep promising that I’ll stop talking about my boobs. And I will. It’s just that it’s been a year since I went under the knife, to the day. And why not mark the occasion with a small reflection on what the past…

A week in food: London, May 2018

Love food, hate waiting for it… Well, it’s really been a while. I honestly couldn’t really tell you why I’ve had no motivation to write for the past couple of months, but every time I sat down with an idea, I just had no idea how to tell it. I’m quite an introvert and usually…