Restaurant Review: TWID Battersea’s Vegan Menu

Restaurant Review: TWID Battersea's Vegan Menu

I’m posting something a little different this time! A restaurant review: TWID Battersea‘s Vegan Menu.  A new restaurant that’s just opened in the Battersea area of south London, TWID is a short walk away from Clapham Junction station. What’s really unique is the mini stage in the middle of the restaurant for live opera performances. I visited the restaurant at lunchtimeRead more

Vegan Drinks In Japan

Vegan Drinks In Japan

Hello and welcome to Vegan Drinks In Japan, the second post of my three-part series about eating vegan in Japan! I started the series with some tips and tricks for finding easily accessible vegan snacks when travelling in Japan, and now I’m moving onto beverages. Here’s a guide to some of the different types of vegan-friendly drinksRead more

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Vegan Snacks In Japan

Want to know more about vegan snacks in Japan? Eating vegan in Japan can be a bit of a minefield – between the language barrier and the fact that fish and seafood products seem to creep their way into EVERYTHING, it can be a tricky situation to navigate for many foreigners.  So, I decided to put together a listRead more

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 2

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 2

After doing quite a few cookbook reviews for The Independent, I decided to do a post here about 30 Best Cookbooks 2016. This is by no means an objective list, I’m just listing some of my favourite new releases of the year. I’m posting this now, just before people start thinking about Christmas, because I know lots ofRead more

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 1

30 Best Cookbooks 2016 Part 1

After doing quite a few cookbook reviews for The Independent, I decided to do a post here about 30 Best Cookbooks 2016. This is by no means an objective list, I’m just listing some of my favourite new releases of the year. I’m posting this now, just before people start thinking about Christmas, because I knowRead more

7 Great Black And White Films

7 great black and white films

Here’s a list of 7 great black and white films!  I’ve decided to blog about my favourite black and white films because they generally seem to be a lot less popular than coloured ones, a real shame as there are some amazing ones out there! 1. Tokyo Story (1953) This film tells the story of an elderly couple whoRead more

10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera

I thought I’d put together a list of 10 Great Films Set In The French Riviera (in no particular order). 1. And God Created Woman (1956) This film turned Bardot into an overnight sensation, and was responsible for the creation of her ‘sex kitten’ image. The iconic opening scene, which features Bardot sunbathing naked provoked controversy at the time. TheRead more

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

Facts About Miyajima, Japan

I’ve decided to compile some facts about Miyajima.  I visited Miyajima (which means Shrine Island in Japanese) a couple of years ago and was instantly captivated by the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history of the island. Surrounded by the turquoise calm of the Seto Inland Sea, a red torii (a traditional Japanese gate) rises out of the water so thatRead more

The Naked Island (1960) – Film

The Naked Island (1960) - Film

I recently watched a film called The Naked Island (1960). Set in the Seto Inland Sea, it seeks to ‘try and capture the life of human beings struggling like ants against the forces of nature’ (words of the director, Kaneto Shindo). It is a highly realistic account of the life of a family who live on an island in theRead more