Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery, London

23rd Apr, 2013

– Do you remember the interstitial sketch from Monty Python where John Cleese would say, “And now for something completely different?” That seems like the perfect way to start off…

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WTF Weds: Cockney Rhyming Slang

30th May, 2012

Words are funny little things. I know, because I spend most of my days wrestling with them, trying to manipulate them into what I want them to be, often to…

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10 Photos of London

20th Dec, 2011

It seems like my trip to London happened ages ago, and not just a few weeks back. I was there just before Halloween, and the weather was so blissful and…

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WTF Wednesday: A open letter to England,...

10th Aug, 2011

Last night I penned this: –

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The London Riots, and Reflections on...

9th Aug, 2011

– Like most of you, I’ve been following the news about the riots in London. I’ve seen the photos. I’ve searched through news articles. I’ve poured through the twitter accounts…

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London calling

14th Dec, 2010

I should warn you right now: I am feeling miserably sentimental. Seriously – my brain is a squishy pile of emotional goo right now. I can’t quite identify the source.…

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Let me eat (English Wedding) cake.

5th Aug, 2010

I love cake. More than anything in the world, really (with one glaring exception). I am obsessed with it, in a way that few people will understand. Occasionally, I will…

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The difference between England, Britain,...

4th Feb, 2010

The other day we were hanging out with some friends – some American, some not, and we realized that none of us were really sure what countries are included in…

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Dear England: Your food needs PR.

19th Nov, 2009

Branding is everything. Whenever anyone disputes this point, my husband brings up Altria. They saw a jump in investors when they stopped calling themselves Philip Morris. Altria sounds new and…

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