What happened: November edition

It’s Decemberrrrrrrrrr! That’s right. Everyone’s getting festive and i’m all like ‘mate it’s freezing’. I spent my day off the other day sat in my onesie watching the Gilmore Girls revival for the umpteenth time beginning to look forward to the end of the year.…

Exploring Hogwarts in the Snow at Harry Potter Studios

I have some great friends and one of them brought me along as her plus one to FINALLY visit the world of Harry Potter. It’s one of those things that i’d been meaning to do for years but just never got around to doing it.…

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Alternative Australia: How to spend two weeks in South Australia

Okay. We all love a good trip to Australia. I do I really do. For me Australia’s like a second home. As soon as I land, I feel like I haven’t been away and i’m also craving a giant pack of Tim Tams. For many…

On top of the world at the Heli Lounge bar in Kuala …

We’d been walking for hours and we were about to give up. I’d read online that there was a bar in Kuala Lumpur that happened to be on top of a working helipad. By day it was a working helipad, by night it had the…

The ultimate Hong Kong guide

If there’s one city I miss living in more than anywhere else, it’s Hong Kong. I remember being dazzled by the shimmering lights on Hong Kong island and the smells of the markets. I remember the white sandy beaches and hiking in the New Territories.…

Things I miss from the indie days of 2005

I swear at the moment music seems to be a resurgence of 2005. The Killers are back along with Arcade Fire, Editors, Kasabian and I feel like I need to bust out my band t-shirts and skinny jeans again. Hey, where’s my tote bag at…

What happened: October edition

I know it’s cliche but where the bloody hell has October gone? I remember freaking out about it coming around so quickly last month but now it’s really and truly over and my winter coat is back on. It’s freezing outside! October has marked a…

Why you should spend Christmas in Paris

Christmas is always one of those times that is hyped up by all of the adverts on television. We’ve all got to spend oodles of cash on presents, spend days preparing for Christmas dinner and circle all of the things in the tv guide that…

What it’s like to cover your first sporting event

I have a love hate relationship with Facebook timehop. But this time, it was a good reminder that I covered my first major sporting event two years ago! At the time I was working at a radio station in Beijing and I fought so hard…

The best places to see live music in London

Last week I got to see Portugal the Man in Heaven which was a bit of a change from the usual London venue. After living in the capital for five years on and off, i’ve been to quite a few music venues, some giant ones…

What happened: September edition

I sit here as my house continues to get colder by the day, the hot water bottle has come out and all I want to do is sit at home watching countless Gilmore Girls episodes. It’s the end of September! Although it is getting colder,…