Thoughtful Living

CLOSING THE GAP: Veganism and an online spat

In my newsletter this week (not signed up yet? Do so here) I mentioned very briefly the online scuffle about veganism between Made in Chelsea’s Lucy Watson and food writer Ruby Tandoh. It started when Lucy tweeted: “If you’re against animal cruelty, like most...

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CLOSING THE GAP: Veganism and an online spat
Thoughtful Living

Coming Home

I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine, who I met in Bali. At the time we were both living the digital nomad dream; Instagramming our rice-field facing desks, riding our scooters to jungle over-hanging pools or hidden water temples at the weekends, and...

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Coming Home
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There Are Other Ways

When I left university at 22, I thought there was only one path I could take: move to London, do some work experience, and then accept the first job that was offered to me. I knew nothing of digital nomadism, working freelance or entrepreneurship. I...

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There Are Other Ways
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Wabi-Sabi, or The Art of Imperfection

The Japanese language has some really good words: Komorebi, sunlight filtering through trees. Irusu, pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door. Tsundoku, buying a book and leaving it unread. Shinrin-Yoku, visiting a forest for relaxation and...

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Wabi-Sabi, or The Art of Imperfection
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A Fresh Start

In November 2012 I hit publish on my very first blog post. It was on a blog called The Very Hungry Londoner, and I was sat in Ginger and White in Belsize Park at the time. I remember my hand shaking as I pressed enter, a fact that was less due to the...

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A Fresh Start