So long, 2013; hello, 2014

[Ta' Xbiex, Malta; August 2013] Dear 2013: You were quite rubbish and I'll be really happy to bid you farewell tonight. From frustrated unemployment to medical emergencies, you really hammered in those nails nice and hard. You've brought sadness, death, misplacement and a whole bunch of wtf. But sitting around wallowing in emotional debris has never helped ...

How to entertain yourself for free (or very cheaply) in London

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Moving to a new city can be an intimidating experience for anyone, especially if your new city is one as big and notoriously unfriendly as London (a myth, bythe way). It's easy to opt to stay indoors, or limit yourself to tourist spots, or even rely on your friends for entertainment. But what if you ...

Fund a film: My Mother’s Son

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  My friend Edward and his sister Maria are currently trying to raise money to fund a short film they have worked on, entitled My Mother's Son. When Edward told me about the project, I thought it sounded brilliant and decided to ask you all to consider supporting the arts by donating a small amount of ...

Christmas giveaway!

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  The lovely, talented Denise Scicluna is currently hosting a Christmas giveaway on her blog. To be in with a chance to win all four of these lovely creatures above - fridge magnet (of a weird Christmas creature), a chained jellyfishmonster necklace (brand new!), two badges, and anoriginal framed illustration - all you need to do is head over ...

Paris, je t’aime! Day One

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I love Paris! I had been a few times before as a child, but I wanted to experience Paris as an adult and do a lot of sightseeing, and we really did milk this trip for all it was worth. Day 1!                           We caught the train from Disneyland to Opera, then the Metro to Malesherbes, where we ...