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Yoga Be Yourself

Yoga in London

        I’ve been a yoga devotee for many years, and reviewed Yoganesh (Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green) for the Yogi London website. Today it goes under the name of the Yoganest. Next stop, Goa… I’m available to write reviews for individual yoga practitioners, as well as yoga workshops, yoga weekends and retreats. […]

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Honey on the comb

Best Honey in London

October 2015 Winning ‘Best Honey in London’ has made me very proud. Not that it’s been especially easy to get to this point. After doing my training with Capital Bee towards the end of 2011, I finally got my hive and bees in May 2012. The hive is in Cordwainers Garden, the community garden that […]

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Two Temple Place

Cotton to Gold

March 2015 From time to time, the charitable foundation, the Bulldog Trust, opens the charming Two Temple Place for excellent exhibitions. This one is no exception. ‘Cotton to Gold’ brings together some of the extraordinary collections of wealthy philanthropists who made their fortunes in the Industrial North West. The collections were generously loaned by the […]

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Sir John Soane Museum

A neo-classical architect married an heiress, bought a house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, then another, and another. He knocked them all through and filled every inch of space with his extensive collection of architectural fragments, sculptures and paintings. He lost three of his sons, fell out with the last one, and left the lot to […]

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East London Federation of Suffragettes

What about the anti-war effort?

East London Federation of Suffragettes Didn’t know that it’s 100 years since the start of the First World War? Unlikely. You can’t move for TV and radio programmes dedicated to it, local talks, ceremonies, commemorations, exhibitions… No, this centenary is something that we are all very much aware of. But what of the anti-war movement? […]

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The night I gave money to a stranger…

18 July 2013 As I walked up the road to Leila’s Café in Shoreditch – a familiar place where I’ve had many a delicious breakfast, almost sharing a table with Keira Knightley once, but I digress  – I mused on the fact that very soon I was going to have dinner with a bunch of […]

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Newlyn School, Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place

Passersby might be intrigued by the gilded weather vane of Columbus’s caravel, the Santa Maria, that sits atop this beautiful building – I was one of them – but opportunities to discover more about it are limited as, for most of the year, Two Temple Place is closed to the public. So it’s worth keeping […]

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Giorgio Morandi at the Estorick

24 January 2013 The craft of etching ‘What you can do with a line…’ I overheard one visitor comment to her friend. That’s quite an understatement. Morandi’s s exquisite attention to detail gives ordinary subjects a visual importance and value. Simple household items – bottles, jars and vases – seem to reverberate with life, even […]

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 It was a shame that Unpackaged had to leave its little premises in the Old Dairy in Islington, but here in Hackney, we’re delighted – on so many counts. The Unpackaged ‘mission’ is to reduce the crazy amounts of packaging in the world, and it does exactly what it says on […]

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Oh! What A Lovely War

The Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War exhibition is on at London’s Imperial War Museum until 1 January 2013.  Once it finishes, the entire museum closes for six months while it is redeveloped. In the summer of 2014 – 90 years after the beginning of the First World War – the museum will reveal a new […]

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