Candles and carols in Södermalm

December 5, 2012

I was walking around Södermalm, Stockholm’s self-appointed boho district, when I glanced down a slim sidestreet and saw the grassy temptation of a park.  The light was hurriedly fading and ...read in full

Challenging Preconceptions

November 15, 2012

When people write about India, they stereotypically comment on the devastating poverty and scarcity of natural resources.  Tourists will apparently expect to suffer from culture shock and even a bad ...read in full

The hail of Holkham Beach

October 31, 2012

One of Britain’s peculiarities is that, in my opinion at least, large parts of it look best in inclement weather.  Where Tuscan vales and Greek temples are indisputably at their ...read in full

West Sweden in East London

October 24, 2012

On 23 October, I spent my lunch break in Sweden and I didn’t even need to leave London. That’s because I was invited to enjoy a West Sweden-inspired lunch at ...read in full

Lingua Franca*

September 28, 2012

I have always felt incredibly lucky to be British. Not only am I proud of my country and the place which I call my home, but I have also grown ...read in full