Spitalfields Life

This is an amazing blog documenting the oral histories of folks around the Spitalfields area of London. I could spend hours reading about the people…

Sheddy business

Sheds. Traditionally the man’s domain? Not anymore. This shed is definitely one for the girls. Artemis at Tales of a Junkaholic has a lovely blog…

Flower Art – Carole Arnston

I love these paintings by artist Carole Arnston. The wild brushstrokes, the vivid colours and the beautiful flowers. Stunning.

Post-Travel Blues

It has been a week since I returned from my Southeast Asian research jaunt and still I feel the post-travel blues. It is a feeling…

Nothing a Cuppa Can’t Sort Out

I am back from my fieldwork and ready to embrace all that is wonderfully British. Following weeks of noodles, mosquitoes, dodgy tummies and unbearable heat…

Book Recommendations?

I treated myself to a new book the other day. After being holed-up in the house for days on end, reading reams of academic material…

5 days and counting

In 5 days time I will boarding a plane from Birmingham, England to Bangkok, Thailand. It will be the beginning of a new adventure. I…

Amadeus

Last night I watched Amadeus for the first time, a film that has been recommended to me on several occasions. It is a dramatisation about…

Mae Ploy Curry Pastes

Friends often ask how I make my delicious Thai curries. I often reply with a fun anecdote about the time I went on a cookery…

FitFinder or JerkFinder?

It popped up in conversation the other day. I was enjoying a coffee with some classmates and one of them mentioned UCLFitfinder a website that…