London is in the midst of a heatwave unlike any other… well not since 2006 when it was just 1°C hotter. Let’s face it, London doesn’t cope well in the heat. Air-conditioning is virtually non-existent, transport turns to chaos as train tracks buckle and let’s not begin to discuss the situation on the Central line. Continue reading
The Woman in Black, a suspense horror genre theatre production is an adaptation of a novel by the same name. A minimalistic set and a mere cast of just three grace the stage.
The Woman in Black has been playing in the Fortune Theatre on London’s West End since a staggering 1989! It’s no surprise, that it is now one of the longest-running plays in British theatrical history, second to only Agatha Christie’s, The Mousetrap. Continue reading
BST Hyde Park is back on the grounds of London’s Hyde Park for another summer session in the sun. Some free and some ticketed events to see big names like The Who, Taylor Swift, Kylie and Blur, comedy acts midweek with Jim Jefferies, Stephen K Amos and Jimeoin. Continue reading
To the delight of every foodie I know, Taste of London returning to the city once again. High profile restaurants and top notch chefs will descend on Regents Park for the food festival everyone has come to love and to celebrate all things gastronomic. Taste of London isn’t just limited to the who’s who of the restaurant scene. Suppliers will show off their wares, (new knives anyone?), while big name retailers make their mark amongst the smaller boutique exhibitors.
If you’ve ever considered running off to join the circus, Scotch & Soda will do nothing but feed those ambitions.
Wonderground is returning to delight Londoners for yet another summer on London’s Southbank. Performances ranging from circus, music, burlesque are present to tempt your taste buds. Whatever your flavour, there’s something for everyone. Continue reading
This post is a part of a series of interviews I conducted with Australian based Willing Workers on Organic Farms, fondly referred to as “a WWOOFer”.
Meet Johanna from Germany. Johanna works as a WWOOFer on an organic winery in the small village of Broke in the Hunter Valley of NSW. The population of Broke is less than a thousand inhabitants, a few million less than her home city of Munich. I asked Johanna a few questions about her life in the WWOOF program.
What is WWOOF?
WWOOF is a global program of exchange. Where you volunteer your time & labour in exchange for food, accommodation and an opportunity to learn about organic agriculture. The program is officially titled Willing Workers on Organic Farms, or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
In Australia, the majority of Willing Workers, or WWOOFers as they’re affectionately known, are young people on a Working Holiday visa (subclass 417). Continue reading
Whether you love it or hate it, the beard is apparently here to stay. The last few years has seen the rebirth of facial hair. You can buy just about anything these days with a moustache on it, however the beard is a more defined, committed portrayal of masculinity.
Upon hearing of #Project60 and its feature of fellow Aussie, Jimmy Niggles, I took myself off to the exhibition at London’s Somerset House to see the beard revival for myself.
I read somewhere that perception is reality. As I look around, begin to question everything and wonder what I actually see anymore.
I don’t find myself writing all that often about personal matters, but sometimes they’re the things that keep you up at night. Continue reading
As I sit back on a beachfront lounge chair with the sun on my back, I reflect on life and think, huh! Australia does it better. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t an opportunity to bag out other countries because I do appreciate what they have to offer. But sometimes you just know, deep in your heart, that you’ve had it better elsewhere. Continue reading