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…

Lamb kofta flatbreads with griddled courgettes, feta and mint yoghurt

Okay winter, I’ve had enough now. It’s March for fuck’s sake. I’m so sick of the cold weather, the frosty walks to work and worst of all – the terrible lighting. I’m also bored of eating stodgy winter warmers instead of balanced, fresh meals. Sure, this is slightly more within my control than the weather,…

King prawn curry laksa

If you don’t already know this about me, you should probably learn that I love seafood. Not a particularly controversial claim, I know, but an important one nonetheless. And if there’s something I enjoy more than a juicy prawn, mussel or lobster, it’s all of the above with the addition of a bit of spice….

Spicy vegetable peanut soup

I’m sure I’m not alone in my surprise (and slight disappointment) at the postponing of spring. As this frosty winter weather rears its ugly head, I don’t know about you, but I’m craving proper cold weather fare – a hot bowl of steaming soup that warms you from the inside out. But I’m starting to…