Let Us Talk About… Political Engagement

A group of Labour supporters meet to see Corbyn lunch the general election 2017 campaign

It is hard to believe that it is over seven years since I first joined the Labour Party and took my political engagement and activism up a level. Even before that point, which is when I was 15 and lived in a run down struggling ex-mining town, I had started to engage in the news, […]

The Day I Did Two Cooking Courses

All the way back at Christmas I was given two Groupon vouchers; one to do a chocolate class and the other to do a pasta making class. Both were located in Central and West London and were of places I had never heard of before. On researching the chocolate one, based at the Smart School of […]

Rustic Or Just Half-Hearted: Bianco43 Croydon Review

I recently brought the phrase “Helping people explore places with positivity” into my Twitter bio to explain not only my professional job but also for this blog. I love to write about things and give others the Lowedown (play on my surname klaxon) on where is worth going and where is not. Every time I […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]

An Update And A Return

I feel like I have let you all down. I disappeared without a trace for months on end and honestly have no good reason for it at all. I have gone to restaurants, tried out new recipes and discovered a collection of new brands, flavours and ingredients. A stand out is a South African pub […]

Malletti – Tooting

When visiting a chain restaurant you expect there to be a certain standard and consistency. You don’t survive in Soho and the likes without a decent understanding of the market and what people expect of you. However, there are certain issues with chains slowly developing, much like certain shops take over family businesses, but the […]

Loving Hut Archway

It finally happened. I got to go to Loving Hut Archway, on Holloway Road, London and devour some absolutely drool-worthy vegan Chinese food. For so long I had desired the day where the opportunity would arise for me to get stuck into some good, tasty and animal-free grub, and at last yesterday my vegan night […]