Time for my annual bit of self-indulgence - talking about my year and what I liked about it. It was quite a surreal year, personally. I completed a dream internship with the Green Party in the EU Parliament, which always seemed something only available to those with connections in the right places. Instead, they saw [...]
Some recent shots of the moon when I had my camera out with me one evening!
The other day I walked all over the city centre with my camera, having fun as a shameless tourist. I took loads of photos, and so I decided that rather than one long post and expecting you lovely readers to sit patiently for all the photos to load, I would instead divide them into two [...]
Road Trip Films to Watch
So, I've done post about wanderlust novels and a post about wanderlust songs, so now I fancy writing a post about wanderlust films. Or road trip films to be more specific. I'm keen to get a few road trips under my belt: perhaps the full Route 66, maybe around countries such as France or Italy, or even to [...]
Columbia Road Flower Market
Sundays are sleepy days: less traffic on the roads; offices are empty; usually I'm snoozing until it's nearly noon. But certain streets that boast famous London markets are bustling with crowds, stalls and sellers shouting at the top of their voices. Today I visited Columbia Road Flower Market for the first time in my life. I [...]
India’s Rape Culture
Today it’s been exactly two years since the brutal gang rape of 23 year old physiotheraphy student Jyoti Singh on a bus in Delhi, a case which provoked outrage all over the world. Since then there have been a number of high profile sexual violence-related stories stemming from India, such as the rapes of the German and Danish tourists at the start of 2014. Flicking through the newspaper about a week ago I stumbled upon another story which stated that a 26 year old Indian woman had reportedly been raped on an Uber taxi journey. She was attacked by her driver in Delhi, leading to the international taxi-booking app being banned from usage in the entire state; North India and Delhi are fast becoming notorious for acts of sexual violence against women. Now I’ve written a pretty tame post on sexual discrimination against women in the past, (http://wp.me/p3NQaU-75) but after recently learning that New…
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Life Lessons #1
Very thoughtful piece from my dear friend, a fab idea- and great advice! I think we all have experienced a time we realise it has helped so much to talk out a problem, and that it makes a problem no less significant but easier to deal with.