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Do you ever daydream about your alternate life?

Do you ever daydream about your alternate life?

I do. I daydream a lot. While I love the fast-paced, always doing things, accessible life I live in London, I do spend much of my free time plotting to get away from the city. I love cycling through the city at night, surrounded by the bright lights and buzz of millions of people living together, but I also love standing by the sea, in silence, letting the waves wash over my feet. I recently finished reading Naomi Klein’s book…

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Get Snappy 20: London and Cornwall

Get Snappy 20: London and Cornwall

Okay, after last week’s latest chapter in the chronic UTI chronicles, I assumed that this week would be an improvement. Alas, that was not the case. The symptoms I’d ascribed to a UTI had actually become a nasty kidney infection, leaving me extremely nauseous, sick, tired and in pain. I spent the week in and out of work, lying down and taking YET ANOTHER course of strong antibiotics. Part of me remains vaguely skeptical that I’m even that ill, despite…

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Climate change and the individual

Climate change and the individual

I am fascinated by the conversations about climate change. Once you get past the basic ideas of the planet warming and severe sea level rises and major loss of life that comes with it (among other Very Bad Things), you get into the meat of what is potentially the most confronting and serious issue to have ever faced humanity. As I’ve written about before, it is all well and good to shun a plastic straw and want to save the…

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Life lately: climate change, sustainability, weightlifting & money

Life lately: climate change, sustainability, weightlifting & money

I wrote a post at the start of the year all about my 2019 goals and plans. I’m still plugging away at them and feeling good generally about how this year is panning out so far, but in the past few weeks some other ideas keep jumping out at me as things I want to do or at least think more about. I’m not going to write out a whole new list but I have decided to write through some…

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Boardrooms and burned bras: questions at the intersection of feminism and capitalism

Boardrooms and burned bras: questions at the intersection of feminism and capitalism

I haven’t written much about feminism on this blog, save for a few posts around International Women’s Day. For the most part, I feel sort of redundant writing about feminism, because I don’t feel that I’m bringing many new insights to the table. I try to write posts that reflect an idea or viewpoint that I haven’t seen or read much about and many of the feminist basics have been well covered in books, blogs and across the Internet in…

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What I read in: April 2019

What I read in: April 2019

April was a great month for books. About halfway through this month, I decided to focus on reading about capitalism and feminism this year, to try to make a dent in my huge pile of books about social issues and economics. I might stop this next month because I can be fickle, but the end of this month saw me knock out two big books on feminism and global inequality, which was a good start. I also read a lot…

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Paleo cakes and regret: an adventure in coconut flour and sweet potato

Paleo cakes and regret: an adventure in coconut flour and sweet potato

As my part-review, part-rant blog post about our visit to hip brunch venue Farm Girl should have warned you, I am deeply skeptical of fad diets and various other bits of ‘wellness’ fuckery. While I am willing to concede that what you eat can have a pronounced impact on your body, I am not willing to agree that spirulina is the key to happiness or that gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, joy-free brownies taste just like the real thing. No. Don’t make…

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When things don’t endure

When things don’t endure

Notre Dame is burning while the whole world watches.  I am not French. I am not a Catholic. But I feel deeply, mournfully saddened by the videos and pictures pouring out of Paris, showing such a beautiful, historic, holy site burning to the ground. What is it that makes this feel like as big a tragedy as last month’s mass shooting? After all, it’s just a building. Other than one injured firefighter, no one has been hurt. And yet, it…

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Bruges by mouth: fries, waffles and chocolate

Bruges by mouth: fries, waffles and chocolate

I really love food tourism. Not just in a ‘I want to see if I can eat my body weight in noodles’ kind of way, but also in a ‘food is an enormous part of culture’ kind of way. Eating food from different countries is one of the best parts of travel and Belgium did not disappoint. Often, the Internet can give a misleading view of what locals actually eat. For example, sushi is definitely a part of Japanese cuisine,…

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How to pose for photos as a couple

How to pose for photos as a couple

A few months ago, I wrote a post containing my best tips for posing for photos. As that post proved, I am extremely gifted in the art of posing, which is why I am definitely the right person to be offering advice. I thought I’d come back again to try to help you solve another photographic conundrum – how to pose for photos with your partner. We all know that getting great shots with your love is an art. Feeling…

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