London

Things to do in London

Emilia: The play that you have to see

I went to Emilia the play for all the wrong reasons. I had seen the posters a few times on the tube, and the costumes on the three women reminded me of the dresses that the Schuyler sisters wear in Hamilton the musical. I loved Hamilton, and the reason I wanted to go to Emilia […]

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Things to do in London

I am going to be an archer

I realise that is a vaguely clickbaity title…but for once it has the virtue of being 100% true. I have a list of hobbies that I want to try and yet never seem to have the time for. I won’t say there is any rhyme or reason to the items on the list, it is […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy

Sometimes you don’t know something is missing from your life until it all of a sudden appears again. When I saw Moana in the cinema I cried through almost the entire thing, not just because of the story (or that I had moments before taken and passed the Life in the UK test) but rather […]

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Coffee and food

How to get a seat in a cafe in London

My favourite time in London is 9:30am on a Saturday or Sunday. On a weekday London at 9:30am would be hyper-charged with men in suits, meandering tourists and walkers whose pace is a fraction too slow. But at the weekend, the streets of central London are empty. So empty in fact you would be forgiven […]

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Things to do in London

Thoughts on spending £17 to ride the train at the Postal Museum

I love a niche museum. The high point for me had to be the Paris Sewers Museum, just down the road from the Musee de L’Orangerie – yes I recommend it, and no I would not have gone if Dad had not taken me there on the false pretence of getting coffee. Anyway, talking niche […]

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Coffee and food

The best gingerbread loaf you will ever have

Before I came to the UK the one thing I wanted Mum to teach me to make was her gingerbread loaf. It is the stuff of dreams, not just because of the sweet ginger flavour but also because it lasts for up to a week without going weird AND it can be frozen. This gingerbread […]

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