Blog: I walked through Brixton today

Woman in traditional African dress shopping for fruit in Brixton Market

I walked through Brixton market today. I do this most days, but today was different. I paused and took in every sound, every smell. I haven’t walked down Electric Avenue in the sunshine for months. Most days on my way … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Tagged brixton, brixton market, electric avenue, south london

Travel: A Weekend in Sydney


I think the measure of a great city is one that changes slightly with each visit. Sydney passes that test with ease, offering previously undiscovered treasures as well as a fresh perspective on those classic views for anyone willing to … Continue reading

Society: Why I’m #TeamNigella

Nigella Lawson arrives at court like a bias

I have loved Nigella Lawson since I was 17 years old. How To Be A Domestic Goddess was one of the first cookbooks I actually bought myself rather than raiding my mother’s bookcase (yes she has at least a whole … Continue reading

Society: Demonised and Degraded – My Home Town in the Media

Young men binge drinking

In my family’s home town, the poor have been let down enough without programmes about the UK’s binge drinking culture doing more damage. Channel 4, stop vilifying disadvantaged people in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, says Rosie Cowling. Continue reading

Posted in Society Tagged binge britain, binge drinking, binge drinking culture, booze britain, bouncers, channel 4, clacton, clacton-on-sea, colchester, Essex, poverty

Style: Reasons to be excited about Nicolas Ghesquière


All is well in the fashion industry once more as the chasm at Louis Vuitton was filled by the announcement of Nicolas Ghesquière as new Creative Director last week. The post has been empty since Marc Jacobs departed to spend … Continue reading

Posted in Style Tagged Balenciaga, Creative Director, Designer, , Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière

Society: This is Why I Shout


I just walked into the disabled loo in my office – yes I know this is frowned upon, but it has a full-length mirror – and overheard a conversation between two men outside the door. The first comment I heard … Continue reading