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HTMW Recaps: September 2017

HTMW Recaps: September 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. September is my favourite month of the year, as summer fades and there’s that wonderful slide into autumn, with crunchy leaves, golden colours, hazy light and mornings with a snap in the air. So this…

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HTMW Recaps: August 2017

HTMW Recaps: August 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really. I’ve spent the entire month of August in London, trying to get out and explore old haunts and find some new ones! I’ve also had some great catch-ups with good friends, so here’s to the…

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HTMW Recaps – July 2017

HTMW Recaps – July 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month I was prepared for a busy month but it turned out to be a bit quieter than I anticipated! One of the highlights of my month was seeing Green Day live, so this…

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A Plea to Vote

A Plea to Vote

‘My vote is my voice… and the voice of all who struggled, so that I may have my voice.’ – Lydia C. Obasi. On 4th June 1914, a woman stepped out in front of King George V’s horse Anmer in the Epsom Derby and suffered injuries that proved to be fatal four days later. That woman’s name was Emily Davison and she was protesting her right, as a woman, to vote. Emily Davison was one amongst hundreds of suffragettes who protested vehemently…

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The Two Sides of London

The Two Sides of London

‘Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.’ – Aesop. There are two sides to London. Its public face, the one that the tourists come here to see, and its private face, the one that the folk who live here experience. For various reasons, I’ve ended up sitting on the steps outside the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar Square twice this past weekend. It isn’t a hardship – I love people…

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On London (and why I never write anymore…!)

On London (and why I never write anymore…!)

‘There’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.’ – Vivienne Westwood. London is a busy place. It’s a city that never sleeps (yes, I know they say that about New York, but it definitely applies to London too!). There is always something going on – the list is literally endless of all the achingly hip, cool places you simply must go to this week. There are new articles every single day in TimeOut London and Secret London about these new pop-ups,…

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