Next Wednesday is going to be a very, very long day indeed for me. Why? Because I’m planning on experiencing what it’s like to work a night shift in the NHS. That’s 12 hours of activity, right through the night, in a From Dusk Til Dawn-style scenario (except with fewer vampires and a frankly insulting … Continue reading #SimNight: what I’m doing and why…
So, I quit my job. That sounds rather dramatic, doesn't it? You conjure up visions of tears, tantrums and storming out of offices ("YOU'LL NEVER OWN MY SOUL!") when actually it was a rather well-thought-out and friendly parting of the ways. I have a new job lined up for October and felt that a 6 … Continue reading Interlude: freedom!
At the beginning of the year, I started my friend Boo's famous 52-book challenge. It's pretty simple - a book a week for a whole year. As a kid, I was a voracious reader, to the extent that whole summer days could be spent curled on my bed lost in a book. Some of my … Continue reading 52-book challenge: update!
For the Lovely One's birthday, I planned to go French. My friend the Restaurant Expert recommended highly the fabulous Bistrot Bruno Loubet at the Zetter Hotel in Clerkenwell. I bloody love the Zetter and particularly like the bar at the Zetter Town House - smashing cocktails and charming bartenders and the most delicious nibble parmesan … Continue reading Review: Grain Store Unleashed at the Zetter
Imagine if you will. You're seated outside an ancient cathedral in the centre of Europe. The breeze is sweet and the air smells of grass and river. You're eating lunch in the fresh air with your Lovely One and you see little flags waving on the bridge in the distance, which has stood for nearly … Continue reading Basel – March Madness