5 Life Lessons from Pablo Picasso

5 Life Lessons from Pablo Picasso

We encountered a new problem last week. Clue: it’s probably the mother of all first-world problems. Having arrived in our new home in France, my boyfriend and I both leapt eagerly into our respective passion-projects. Me: writing. Him: cycling. After weeks of packing our lives into boxes (literally and figuratively), we had been starved of … Read More

5 Ways to be Braver

5 Ways to be Braver

Raise your hand (or just your eyebrows if you’re in public) if you’re scared about putting your work out there. If you’re scared of starting a new venture. If you’re scared of moving to a different city or country. Or even if you’re just scared of going for a new job / promotion. Stats say … Read More

What I’m Writing

What I’m Writing

One of the main reasons for leaving London, was to find more time and inspiration for writing. I’m always writing something – I always have been, since I was small – and I was slowly realising that this made me happier than all the other things I “did”. London is probably an inspiring place if … Read More

The Secret Streets of Antibes

The Secret Streets of Antibes

Antibes is a busy nautical town on the French Côte d’Azur. Its port is home to grand yachts, sailors and bustling tourists. But turn your back on the shimmering sea, pass through the temptations of the market, and head into the twisting Old Town… There you will find a quiet warren of streets full of … Read More

The Grand Escape Plan: Part II

The Grand Escape Plan: Part II

I am writing this from a TGV train, as it speeds south from Paris, through the French countryside, and towards la Côte d’Azur. So, I guess, we have… escaped! After months of planning, we are finally on our way. By the time you read this, we will have arrived at our new apartment and probably … Read More

Wonder Woman Made Me Cry

Wonder Woman Made Me Cry

When I went to see Batman vs Superman with some friends last year, the last thing I expected were tears. My expectations, to be completely honest, were low. But it wasn’t bad writing that made me cry. And, come to think about it, there’s only one thing I remember about that entire film anyway: Wonder … Read More

An Artist in La La Land

An Artist in La La Land

I’m not in Hollywood, but saying you want to be an artist / writer often earns you as much skepticism as saying you want to be an actor. Saying you’ve given up your job to go and chase that dream is crazier still, especially to the generation above my own. When I told my manager … Read More