• Morocco
  • Marrakechmas


     Generally speaking, travelling is about discovery… but it can also be an escape. And last month, when I hopped a budget flight to Morocco, it was definitely the latter. I was adamantly escaping Christmas and all of its jingle-bell accoutrements. And what better place to dodge the flying tinsel and faux-religious sentiment than the gloriously […]

  • Food
  • Dram & Smoke


    My grandmother was born just outside of Edinburgh. But she was only four when her family packed up and shipped out to New Zealand, leaving little trace of Scotland in my upbringing. And yet, I’ve turned out with a thirst for whisky, haggis, shortbread and rugged wilderness. I may be without a clan, but it […]

  • Food
  • Wapping Market


    This is an SOS. A new food market has opened up  in Wapping. This is within bleary-eyed-strolling-distance of my ‘hood, meaning every Sunday since it began I’ve been able to turn up for a Crosstown doughnut. It’s bloody dangerous. I mean, it’s only been going three weeks, but I’ll be there again tomorrow, and so […]