Finding hope in… football?

There’s a donate link at the bottom of this post for Show Racism The Red Card. If you want to skip the nonsense and scroll right there then feel free. It has been hard to feel inspired in the pandemic. I know some of us have really thrived creatively – and the slower pace of…

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…

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…