In which I discuss my motivations for writing, and ponder why a certain douche nozzle frat boy is considered a literary iconoclast, remarkable novelist and poet.* You know that feeling you get that’s like a surge of inspiration, an electric current pushing you forward and physically forcing you to bring a pen to paper, to write…Read more 5 Reasons Why London Made Me Smile This Month Or Jack Kerouac Was Kind Of An Arsehole, Wasn’t He?
Yesterday on the bus to work I was gazing out of the window and brushing up on my favourite tardiness excuse — ’sorry there’s awful traffic at X due to Catastrophe Y and time delay is thus completely not my fault’ — when I came across a peculiar scene. I actually saw a real traffic jam. It’s as if…Read more How the Government Spends Your Tax Contributions: A Quick Example Using London Police Horses
Yes, I've now officially become lazy enough to refer to Christmas as 'Xmas', sadly both in written and spoken form. Perhaps because I've reached my maximum level of indifference, or perhaps because I'm like that guy in that early noughties MV who needs a robot to change TV channels (you know the one, it's a…Read more Tom Hiddleston sandwich dilemma, weed now legal in Uruguay, it’s almost Xmas
The Cripple of Inishmaan, Noel Coward Theatre Director: Michael Grandage Author: Martin McDonagh Key Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ingrid Craigie, Gillian Hannah, a whole bunch of Irish people A fair warning to all readers: my expectations for this were ridiculously high, which is probably reflected in the mediocre rating I gave the production. Secondly, I managed…Read more Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan
Summed up a in sentence: There's more to Japanese food than just sushi, aight? Pass me that spatula. A stone's throw away from the British Museum and right down the road from Tottenham Court Road station, sits this tiny gem of a Japanese restaurant - Abeno. Abeno is no ordinary Japanese restaurant - unlike most,…Read more Restaurant Review – Abeno, Museum Street
Yeah, that's right. Free breakfast. Remember how I said I'm gonna help you be cheap? Directions: Print out the voucher found at the bottom of the page (link, y'all). Trek on over to Sophie's Steakhouse in Fulham Road on the weekend and prepare to STUFF. YO. FACE. To be honest food was quite meh (or…Read more FREE Breakfast anyone?
NEWSFLASH, everybody - vegetarian food can taste good too! My veggie friend took me out for late bday lunch to this hideaway meze place this week, and although the restaurant has a wide range of both meaty and veggie dishes, I choose the green platter option out of solidarity for my peep. Not only was…Read more The Grand Bazaar – Review
So after a recent conversation with a friend of mine, I realised that there's a massive section my blog is missing - cheap things to do in London. Living on a student budget has made me weary of the dreaded price tag on things, but this has also meant that looking for a more affordable…Read more London on the Cheap
Last show tomorrow night, 23rd September at Sadler's Wells, Islington. Rating: 4 stars Contrary to popular belief, no I have not been eaten by my mouse-man neighbour. Nor have I lost my two arms to the woodchipper, rendering me unable to type, whilst trying to stuff a hipster through it. I understand I'm a serious…Read more San Francisco Ballet: Three Mixed Bills
My friend and I have our very own monthly Breakfast Club going on - we meander around the city, constantly on the look-out for cosy places with the tastiest (and hopefully affordable on a student budget) brekkie grub. Our first pit-stop turned out to be this trendy cafe in Great Titchfield Street (5 mins walk…Read more The Riding House Cafe – Review