Bristol Bound

“Why do you love Bristol?” I ask my British friends. Beth (my Northerner roommate) replies “It’s a great drunk night out, and I guess the people are lovely too.” Isabelle (a friend from work) sings “Oh, it’s steeped in history, has a great and proud culture, and it’s very liberal!”. And Lou (my local barista), simply looks at me and says, “Two words, darling: gert lush”.

Siesta and Fiesta’s in Barcelona

"Who would have thought? You, me, Bella and Barcelona in the winter of 2019. Who would have thought?"  The three of us are nestled into the back of a taxi, en route from El Prat Airport Terminal 2 to Plaça de Catalunya. We're driving northeast, parallel to the Mediterranean Sea coastline. It's a Friday afternoon, circa 1…

St. Valentine | Poems on Love

February 14th. Mark it, or don’t. Either way, it’s coming hot and heavy on your calendar, shop fronts and social media feeds. For some, it's the hallmark of love; officiated by rose bouquets and boxed chocolates. For others, it's a Bridget Jones meme, where one sits in solitude, eating last-weeks Thai takeaway. It's self-love, staying…