Everyone is a storyteller…

Whether we write or not, we narrate our thoughts, feelings and experiences in order to make sense of our lives. I write because it makes me happy. Anything else that comes from it is just icing on the cake.

Cycle to Work Scheme, Tern Bike, Finsbury Park Cycling Festival, Rider to Work Scheme

I Cycle to Work in London and You Should Too

In April, I became the first person to take advantage of the company’s Cycle to Work scheme. Biking has truly improved my quality of life. It sounds trite, but I’m serious. Here’s the story and how you can make use of your Cycle to Work scheme: Why I Decided to… Read more →

Tunnel of Love, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London, Festival of Love

The Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre

There is so much more to the Southbank than the (overrated) London Eye. The Southbank Centre is a often just a place that people just pass through in order to get to the more “interesting” tourist places (I give special dispensation for the Tate Modern!). For those in the know,… Read more →

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Gaudi, Spanish History

On Spain: An Unfinished Country

I sat quietly among the flurry of languages on L2 on the Barcelona metro. We were heading west towards La Pau, but few would go that far. At 2:30 in the afternoon, it was unlikely that these were commuters. I looked around and tried to guess who would be getting… Read more →

Trafalgar Square, things to do in London

Go to London This Summer!

I’m writing this because living in London has its ups and downs. I also just came back from holiday in Spain and I LOVED IT, so I have a bit of the vacation blues. I wrote a similar article about Toronto last year when I returned from Martinique, and it… Read more →

surf board, martinique, surfing in martinique, Anse Charpentier, Le Marigot

My Blue Crush – Surfing in Martinique

I slowed down for a second – just a second – to catch my breath. I thought I had made it past her but when I looked up she was right there. I was staring right into her face. Her lip curled bearing sharp, white teeth. Then, darkness. It was… Read more →

4 Places to Find a Summer Fling in London

Wow! It’s been a year since I came to London to see Tom, meet his friends and family and so on. It’s also been a year since we weren’t sure whether we could go on. I’m happy I made that decision, because one year since that visit and here I… Read more →

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