Poem: Brixton

Street stalls stand tall, As the merchants make convo with strangers. Fresh flowers flush the air, Their sweet notes still linger.   Food – of all shapes and sizes, A feast for my very eyes. Offering food for thought as to what Else comes from such places of mystery and surprise.   The faces are…

City Life: The Love/Hate Relationship

Originally from a town of  several thousand you can see why I may feel like a fish out of water here in London. Living in the UK’s capital for 2 years now has taught me alot about other people and alot about myself. But I’ll save that for another time, here are some reasons why…

Fun Obscure Things To Do In London

When walking the dog just doesn’t cut the mustard why not try:   Laughter Yoga Pretend to be 5 years old again and you may end up laughing for a lifetime. From personal experience I would definitely recommend even the most hesitant of sceptics to give ‘walking on hot coals’ and talking gibberish to strangers…

Psychology Test – Are You A Dog Or Cat Person?

Walking into the ExCel London yesterday afternoon I couldn’t help but think to myself – this place is a  canine lover’s paradise and feline lover’s Hell! The event I was attending at the East London event was  the annual ‘Discover Dogs’ extravaganza. It certainly got tails wagging all weekend with agility shows, best in show…

Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night – The Young Vic

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”  ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night To say the adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic theatrical tale was ‘great’ would be an absolute understatement. I must say, when I first realised that the play was completely dialogued in Shakespearean language I…

Japan Matsuri – 2018

‘Matsuri’ means ‘festival’ in Japanese, and on 30th Septmeber in London’s Trafalgar Square the festivities were well and truly underway. Multiple elements of Japanese culture were highlighted at the event, some of which I will share with you below: Origami – This visually stunning art form was on display for all to enjoy. The word…

Alternative London #1

Leake Street, Waterloo/ Lambeth This quirky creepy tunnel encloses all kinds of goodies under it’s archways. From the hard to miss graffiti to the more tucked away eateries offering all kind of delicacies. Such as Banh Bao Brothers , Rat Bar and Draughts. And let’s not forget to mention The Vaults! If you don’t know of…

7 Interesting St Paul’s Cathedral Facts, London

Standing Tall – The cathedral stood as the tallest building between 1710 – 1965. Now The Shard bloody eclipses everything!! 35 years – The length of time it took Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild St Pauls’ cathedral after old St Paul’s was destroyed in the Great Fire of London 1666. Secrets held within – A…

Flip Out

If you want to sign up for your unexpected yet highly likely dose of concussion and ligament contortion then enjoy a day out at  Flip out. Where the only thing coming out is your hip from its socket when you take the plunge into the shallowest ‘safety’ pool known to man, woman or child on…

Tough Mudder – Let The Torture Continue

I’m back, fingers are well and truly rested, unlike my body which is still covered in bruises and scratches from that fateful day. Anyhow, onto the next obstacle, eh? Obstacle 7: Prepare To Drown As if crawling through a tunnel the width of a straw wasn’t unbearable enough in the last obstacle, we now had…

Places In London To Chat To Other Creatives.

Such a big city with big opportunities to get creative. So what places do I know of which offer just this: 1) The Southbank Centre – home to festivals, dance, comedy shows and exhibitions. You’re guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing at the centre. With wide open spaces you can meet with others for…