What’s it like to volunteer with Crisis at Christmas?

Volunteering – spending our time helping those less fortunate – is probably something we’d all love to do more regularly, however, it’s often difficult to commit to it. Volunteering with Crisis, the charity that helps homeless people in the UK, had been sitting on my bucket list for a while and what pulled me toContinue reading “What’s it like to volunteer with Crisis at Christmas?”

Step into London’s Bake Off tent: could you be crowned star baker? Plus, speed dating meets baking

Have you always wanted to take part in the Great British Bake Off? You’re in luck – a baking tent has popped up in Tooting and you can head down and compete for the chance to be crowned star baker. As well as baking competitions, the tent is also the setting for something a littleContinue reading “Step into London’s Bake Off tent: could you be crowned star baker? Plus, speed dating meets baking”

Win a gift card for London’s new “Free Willy” extreme water sports experience

Thrill-seekers will be able race across London’s Victoria Dock in a high-powered whale-shaped watercraft – a hybrid of a speedboat and submarine – from February next year. The extreme water sport experience takes place in an 18ft Seabreacher vessel (call it Free Willy, if you like), and can reach speeds of up to 60mph on the surface, andContinue reading “Win a gift card for London’s new “Free Willy” extreme water sports experience”

I think I met a serial killer… Speed dating in St Paul’s

“Never again,” I’d decided after a nauseating speed dating experience three years ago. Where I’d expected cute, dateable men; instead I found a lot of desperate wife-hunters with mental checklists in tow. “Do you eat meat?”, “Are you religious?”, “Do you smoke?” were the sorts of questions fired my way, along with the bog-standard, “WhereContinue reading “I think I met a serial killer… Speed dating in St Paul’s”

Secret Cinema: things to know before you go

Approaching Hackney Wick station on the Overground, we’d noticed a few people dressed up like us – felt fedora hats draped over men’s knees, and women with headbands and vintage circle skirts were the giveaways. We gave each other the eyes and a nod. Our stop arrived, and as we disembarked the train, that’s whenContinue reading “Secret Cinema: things to know before you go”