London eating…..it’s something I think about often, and, well I do it often too. What’s my favourite way to ‘eat London?’ Oh, how I adore dim sum. But Mr Wanderluce declares he doesn’t so I rarely get to eat it. I know, I know…..it’s a travesty.
So when I was invited to try out the amazing Min Jiang menu on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel I was pretty excited. As a pretty much lifelong Londoner, I dream of having cocktails on the roof of posh hotels, but it rarely happens and I mostly forgo these luxuries for something far less glamorous indeed.
However after my dreamy dim sum experience at Min Jiang, I think I’ll be returning soon.
I went through a phase recently, of being a little ashamed of being a blogger. As a fully paid up journalist I felt a little bit ‘above’ where I came from, and that doesn’t make me feel one bit proud of myself. I regularly agonise with what to write in the occupation box….isn’t blogger a bit, well, amateur? Am I a writer? A freelance writer, journalist or reporter?
It’s a truly glamorous day when you realise that you have a burning desire to write about your formerly flaky dandruff ridden scalp.
But that day has come. And you, my friends, are about to discover the only thing that helped me solve my dandruff, and dismay at the fact nothing seems to solve my acne prone, dry skin (a post on that another day.)
I’ve waxed lyrical enough about why you should travel to Jordan, how incredible it is, and what you should wear when you get there.
So now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of how you get to Jordan, and time for me to give you some seriously practical tips on how to travel around the country easily.
Well, 2016 has been a truly bonkers hear both personally, and professionally. I got married, adopted a rescue dog, planned a refurb on our flat, changed my career and went from freelance to….well, not freelance anymore.
And that’s not even touching on the insane rate of celebrity deaths, British exit from the EU, Chilcot enquiry results and a whole load of governmental madness.
I’m actually not even sure where that leaves me right now. I feel strange, kinda in flux. Life has changed a lot, and challenged me this year — but for the better. Working in an office wasn’t a plan I thought I wanted, but I love it.
And marriage? Well, that’s awesome. Can’t fault it, and it’s not nearly the ‘difficult first year’ I thought it would be. Having said that, I’m only five months in!
Unless you’ve been sat under a rock, or have far worse things going on in your won country (so, that’s quite a lot of the world then), you’ll have heard the news that Britain have voted to leave the European Union.
Yep, that happened. And you may also have heard some other things, like the fact the pound is at an all time low, the Prime Minister has resigned, and our Government is in tatters. Oh yeah, and Boris Johnson — the leader of the leave campaign, and favourite to replace David Cameron as the next PM has decided he’s not keen on the task of running the country.
You may also have heard that London voted in their droves to STAY in the EU, and are now begging our Mayor (formerly the position old Boris held), the very newly appointed Sadiq Khan to agree conditions whereby we remain in the EU. And that Scotland, and Northern Ireland — who both also voted to remain in the EU — are calling for referendums to decide whether they remain part of the UK, and therefore can rejoin the EU.