Sadiq Khan Evening Standard

The Felix Project visit

After getting lost in the myriad of containers in the Concord Business Centre, I finally find myself amongst a flurry of high-vis vests and bright green vans being loaded with overflowing crates of fresh fruit and vegetables. It was here that I approached Anne Elkin, The Felix Project’s main coordinator. I guessed she was the best point of contact for her commanding manner in the warehouse – also I … Continue reading The Felix Project visit

Brasiliense

“They say the city is like an aeroplane,” said Joao, gesturing with one camp, aloof hand. “One neighbourhood here, one there and this road is like the body.” I’m in Brasilia on day nine of my trip. It’s quite a change of pace from Rio, where I have just spent the last week at Carnaval getting drunk on caipirinha and, as a result, confronted by … Continue reading Brasiliense

Балкан Холидейз

After finding myself enchanted by the rustic setting and relaxed atmosphere of Bansko, Bulgaria, I thought I would study the historic rise of Balkan holidays in a bit more depth. Sitting comfortably beneath Romania, and nervously sharing a boarder with Turkey, Bulgaria is quickly becoming the new Costa del Sol in terms of its appeal to penny-pinching Brits abroad. In fact, it’s been widely lauded … Continue reading Балкан Холидейз

Resolve

According to that institution of all contemporary knowledge and global truth: Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a resolve to change an “undesired trait or behaviour.” A common phenomena of the modern world, its traditions can be dated back to the days of Babylonia – quite fittingly – when people promised the gods to pay off their outstanding debts and return borrowed objects upon the dawn of each new … Continue reading Resolve

Legalise It

On the release of Jamie xx’s second album In Colour I realised something about his music. Having his name come up frequently recently in conversation, it’s clear to me he is a zeitgeist of today’s youth culture in Britain. And, as he admits in an interview with Pitchfork, his transient sounds are exactly where it’s at with its drug habits. There is a necessary discussion that needs … Continue reading Legalise It

A Word on Food

Large helpings of deep-fried carbohydrates and vegetables on-the-turn, one food industry mogul said of Ghanaians: “They love quantity, not quality.” Soup you eat with your hands and dumplings that could break your skull, Ghanaian dining has its own charm unappreciated by most Western stomachs. One palatable country meal, however, is very popular amongst visitors to Ghana; red beans in an oily tomato sauce, served with the sweeter of the two … Continue reading A Word on Food