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Lane Wars

May 19, 2013


Diamonte-shaped sunburn, lambrini in the park, scantily clad ladies tanning on roundabouts – it can only mean one thing. Spring hath sprung in London Town. The ice sheet of winter has finally cracked, dousing us in sunshine and dressing our trees in glorious, lustrous greenery that smells better than a Lenor advert. We didn’t think […]

Britain you’re an idiot, but I still love you

January 23, 2013


#Snowmageddon is here. After five days of ice and sludge we’re no longer talking about The Big Freeze, The Cold Snap or That Fucking White Stuff. That’s just so 2010. This year our annual snow flurry has become a catastrophic destructive force of biblical proportions, or so the internet would have us believe. It’s the […]

January tinted glasses

January 8, 2013


Humans are a predictable bunch, especially at this time of year. After the alcohol infused din of festive season revelry has dwindled and eventually died, those of us fortunate enough to have spent the last couple of weeks overindulging with loved ones are generally doing one of three things. De-toxing, wallowing in a pit of […]

Josie Long – Romance and Adventure

November 9, 2012


Having only ever heard snippets of Josie Long ‘doing funnies’ on the Saturday morning 6music show with Andrew Collins, going to see her perform at Soho Theatre this week was a bit of a gamble. However I surmised a three times Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee was bound to bring a few chuckles. I was […]

Top ten teen angst pop from the 90s

October 18, 2012


It’s 1999, Britney Spears is still innocent, wanting to zig-a-zig-ah is a ‘thing’ and cargo trousers are the best thing since yellow bananas. I’m 14 years old and living on a diet of chips, Dawson’s Creek and broken dreams – life is complicated. Being a teenager in the 90s was tough. When the entire world […]

Distinguishing a Usain Bolt from a Homer Simpson

July 22, 2012


The great Charles Dickens was quoted as naming our capital city’s copious parks and green spaces the ‘lungs of London.’ A pretty apt moniker given the rejuvenating effect they have on their wheezing, choking metropolis – breathing life and vitality into a smog belching, tarmac crunching, urban jungle. The quintessential Londoner, Dickens knew his city’s streets, […]

The land where comedy goes to die

May 28, 2012


You’ve got to give it to the USA, they’ve come up with some gems over the years – like the Internet, rock ‘n’ roll and home delivered pizza. But lately there’s a more inferior collection of Yankee exports wafting across the Atlantic, in the form of very specifically titled, very specifically crap new TV shows. […]

The Flip Flop Threshold

April 6, 2012


At this time of year England experiences a weird phenomenon I call the ‘flip flop threshold’. Winter here is miserable, and essentially spent waiting for summer. During the cold, grey cavity that is January we dream of sundrenched days spent lounging in the park, firing up the barbeque and scoffing our body mass in ice […]

What the hell is Kale anyway?

December 11, 2011


My name is Claire, and I’m a healthy eater. No, this isn’t the beginning of a Salad Scoffers Anonymous meeting, although confessing to opting for a wholesome diet can feel tantamount to declaring an addiction to S & M fetish. Something downright filthy that should be kept hush hush. With a recent Cancer Research UK […]