Oh hey, chaps. So, I wanted to share a little project I've been working on with you. It's called Halcyon. And it's a brand new online literary magazine for non-published writers. Perhaps, non-published writers just like you. Exciting!
I am a massive stationary fan and I am also a massive Ohh Deer fan. So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they were starting their own subscription service. And not just any subscription service – a stationary subscription service.
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know how much I HATED moving in London back in January. When you're not dealing with pushy, asshole estate agents, you're having to wade through a bottomless pit of plain awful (and sometimes nightmare inducing) property listings. So, I decided to scour the likes of Rightmove and SpareRoom to show you the most laughable, depressing and ridiculous listings out there, right now. Ladies and gents, this what the London property market currently has to offer. What a time to be alive.
I was one of those teenagers who didn't really need to exercise a lot to stay thin and I feel like I've gotten away with it growing up. But then I hit 24 and suddenly every slice of pizza or burger or bowl of pasta suddenly appeared on my hips the moment I ate them *sob*. It's taken a while, but after a tube strike forced my housemate and I to walk to and from work for two days (TWO hours each way, FYI), it occurred to me that exercise was actually, well, alright. So I decided to do some research into a fitness tracker that would inspire me to workout more.
Set before and during the great war, Birdsong captures the drama of that era on both a national and a personal scale. It is the story of Stephen, a young Englishman, who arrives in Amiens in 1910. Over the course of the novel he suffers a series of traumatic experiences, from the clandestine love affair that tears apart the family with whom he lives, to the unprecedented experiences of the war itself...
1.After the day I’ve had, I deserve a pint 2. Just the one though, don’t want to be hungover at work tomorrow 3.Like that’s never happened before… 4.Clearly I shouldn’t feel guilty about this, it’s not like I’m drinking alone - at least three of my friends are coming too.
I have been hankering to start these posts for months and I've finally begun to get around to it - Hurrah! So, first off, let's start this little tour off with the living room, a space Lucy, Rosie and I put together with bits and pieces we love. It's a bit mismatched, but I think that's half the charm: a combination of all our styles and tastes...
Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived–and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who’ve long forgotten her...
1.Peppermint tea – There are so many benefits to slipping a mug of this into your daily routine. Peppermint tea helps to relieve stomach problems, gives digestion a helping hand, helps stop nausea, fevers and coughs - not to mention a healthy boost to your immune system. And the good news is these tea bags are super cheap, you can pick them up in your local supermarket for less than £1.
I've been meaning to write this little post for a few months now and after a few glasses of wine on a Tuesday night, I figured now's a pretty good time to do it. Obviously, this blog is all about living in London, but I sometimes feel the need to share a piece of my real home. The home where I grew up, the fields I played in and the place I want to return to some day - y'know, when someone puts a ring on it
It wasn’t until I moved to London and had to face living on a teeny tiny budget that I finally found a topic I felt confident talking about. So, here are my tried and tested tips for creating a strong foundation for your blog.
For as long as I can remember, all I’ve ever wanted to be was a writer. Any kind of writer - I didn’t care – I simply wanted to be able to tell anyone who might happen to ask, that I wrote for a living.
Anyone who has moved to London knows how exciting and terrifying it is in equal measure. Whether you're studying here or embarking on a career change, the biggest hurdle to jump has to be working out how to find a happy place to live.
First of all, I just wanted to apologise for the lack of activity that’s been going on over here during January – my housemates and I have been moving house and it has been beyond hectic trying to sort everything out without losing our minds.
It's been a cracking couple of months - and it's all thanks to you guys! I normally wouldn't share something like this, but I just wanted to show how all your support and love has shaped Modest London since I started in November.
I love living in London and I would honestly recommend it to anyone who wants to do the same. This blog is a great place for me to write about all the amazing things you can do in the city, but not everything is all sunshine and rainbows.