As soon as I moved to London, I heard “Don’t move South”. Even worse, “don’t live on the Northern Line”. All the cool kids want to live near Shoreditch. In Hackney. London Fields for the run, BoxPark for the booze. Bikes, beards and freshly-brewed craft beer. Here is the truth that they didn’t tell me.
Alice: Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Mad Hatter: That is an excellent practice. What is, exactly, the difference between my life in dreams and my life in life? My dream memories feel the same, so clear – the sounds, the taste, the breeze, the touch – how did my … More My secret muchness
There are a few options to see London from above, from the tourist traps to hipster rooftop cinemas. Either way, forget the Shard, which charges a outrageous ~£30-something just for a few seconds at a platform that isn’t even at the top of the building. And the rooftop cinema will probably overcharge you for an … More The beauty in our London Skies
There is something magical about the sea. There was also something magical about Howth. Not only for the surprisingly good weather. I wonder if it would be just another suburban European town if it wasn’t for the sea. I feel special for being given the Sun, revealing a paradise which is normally hidden under the grey skies and … More If the wind is right you can sail away…
It’s Saturday and you want to give yourself a little treat. Perhaps even power work for a couple of hours, or just go out for a quick read after enjoying a good walk at the park. Or a catchup with a friend, like I did. Why bother going to the hipster cafes in Central London if … More Brickwood: real coffee and real food
The great park by Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations is a known place for southwest londoners. It is where I spent my weekend mornings for a run, a walk, a brunch, shopping, or just wandering. “Nah, it is south of the river”, some may say. So here are five quick facts to make … More 5 Things you did not know about Clapham Common
A lovely workmate invited me to have brunch at this place in Clapham because she has read about it and it was really good. In my 6754th attempt to make life right again in 2016, I joined after a run (!) at Clapham Common Park. Yes, you read it right. I went on a run … More The Dairy: Seasonal British Restaurant