It was much higher at the top of the platform than it had looked from the ground. The golden afternoon had seeped away and there was a bit of a wind picking up. In the distance, a phalanx of purple-grey clouds looked like they meant business. I’d just climbed up a very, very high ladder […]
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My legs hurt. They burn with the realisation that no matter how many miles you notch up jogging around the local park, you’re still going to ache like a bitch when made to sprint an indeterminate length of time from a standing start, which is what Mike, James 1 and I spent Sunday afternoon doing […]
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This month I’m working with Jeep and its #RenegadesWanted campaign to uncover some cool new things to do in London. The campaign is all about unleashing your inner renegade, and to give everyone a little push Jeep is running a competition with bad-ass prizes like cage-diving and a Bear Grylls-style survival weekend. (Well, sort of. […]
Curious London is all about the best things to do in London, so to celebrate its new #RenegadesWanted campaign Jeep recently approached me to ask if I fancied reviewing some bad-ass activities on the blog. As a famous bad-ass (*cough*), it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
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There’s something slightly depressing about the phrase ‘English tapas’. For me, the idea of ‘tapas’ conjures up visions of glorious Mediterranean sunsets, al fresco dining and big jugs of ruby red sangria. (Yes, yes, I have the imagination of a lobotomised tomato. So sue me.) Anything associated with our own little isle, on the other hand, […]
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On Sunday I ran down to Columbia Road’s famous flower market, but on the way home I went a different way. I have a very, very short attention span, and if I don’t switch routes up I get bored and start focusing on my thighs, which wobble violently with every flat-footed slap of the pavement. […]
I haven’t posted too much recently because I’m on a mission to eat a bit less and move around a bit more, partly in anticipation of the impending party season with all its fatladen festivities, and partly because my liver was beginning to resemble meatloaf. Or possibly Meatloaf.
I have always secretly fancied taking a RIB ride down the Thames, even though it does seem like a bit of a touristy thing to do. After all, speedboats are fun. Especially when the chap at the wheel tries to do boat wheelies while the James Bond theme blares out.
Five minutes’ walk to the west of Highbury & Islington station you’ll find Sunday on Hemingford Road, which – misleadingly – is actually not only open on Sundays. And, regardless of its founders’ woeful grasp of basic SEO principles, it makes the best pancakes I have ever had, anywhere. Brace yourselves; I’ve got photos.
The eight of us crept down the high-walled alleyway, nervously waiting for a gore-spattered spectre to lurch out at us from the gloom. The zombie apocalypse had started in, er, Wembley, and we were on a mission to bring clean water back to base. It was cold, it was dark and we had no idea […]