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    Book Reviews,  books

    In Memoriam by Alice Winn- A Review

    In Memoriam by Alice Winn is a beautifully written novel that will pull you to pieces. It provides a stark contrast between the insanity of war and the purity of love. It follows the journey of two young men, Gaunt and Ellwood, from an idyllic English boarding school to the trenches of World War One. Upon finishing reading In Memoriam, I found it lingered in my thoughts for days. This novel stood out from others, compelling me to pause reading other books to fully come to terms with its story. This is not like me. I often jump from book to book, or have several books on the go at…

  • adventures,  food

    Eating My Way Through New York

    Are you in New York City and looking for a good place to eat? The city that never sleeps also never stops offering excellent dining options. It can be challenging to decide where to go, let alone find the best New York food spots. Luckily, during my recent trip, I made a note of all the great places where I dined in NYC and I’m eager to share them with you. Here are some lesser-known, fantastic places I discovered: Jacx & Co A cute, convenient New York food court (located in Long Island) with a variety of different cuisines. You can order individually at the table. This is ideal if…

  • Book Reviews,  books

    Yellowface by RF Kuang: Book Review

    Yellowface has been one of those books that is all over the place lately. It was featured on Waterstones list of best books of 2023. Every time you walk into a bookshop it’s feels like it’s on display. But what’s going on in this book? Is it worth all the hype? What is it about? Yellowface is about a young white author who steals the manuscript of her dead Asian friend, Athena Liu, finishes it, and publishes it as her own. Throughout the novel, Juniper “June” Hayward, publishing as Juniper Song, works to maintain the lie that her first big hit novel The Last Front, a story about Chinese workers in the British…

  • Eat Like A Londoner,  Eating Out,  food

    Bill’s in Victoria: A Review

    Bill’s in Victoria is in an excellent location, with great views of Westminster Cathedral and the surrounding area. The decor is gorgeous- green velvets and soft leather seating, with the homely clutter that Bill’s is known for. My top tip would be to book in advance- I went on a Sunday lunchtime and it was very busy, so I can only imagine would it would be like on a Friday or Saturday evening. You can book easily through their website. What to eat? I had the chicken shawarma- it was really filling and made me feel like I was eating the rainbow! Simple but tasty. I liked the fact that…

  • adventures,  Different Cultures,  food,  Food Whilst Travelling

    Dutch food highlights: Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam

    Welcome to the vibrant world of Dutch food and cuisine! Nestled in the heart of Europe, the Netherlands may not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking of gastronomic delights. However, this picturesque nation has much more to offer than just tulips and windmills. From indulging in hearty stroopwafels to devouring local delicacies like haring (herring) and bitterballen, the Netherlands has a rich culinary scene that is begging to be explored. I have written about the Netherlands before because I really loved the food. However, I think my recent visit to the Netherlands gives me ample opportunity to talk more about the culinary delights of the Netherlands.…