The Dalston Years Guide to Coping with Come-Downs

I’m coming out of the tail end of a particularly dark, particularly deep come-down, and I thought I’d share with you some tips about what to do when you feel like there’s no joy left in the world, and you’re

The Dalston Years Guide to Coping with Come-Downs

I’m coming out of the tail end of a particularly dark, particularly deep come-down, and I thought I’d share with you some tips about what to do when you feel like there’s no joy left in the world, and you’re

Blood, sweat and beers: The Dalston Years guide to festivals

I’m on the Dalstonist this week. Come on over and say hi, or if you’re lazy: here’s my piece Festivals are fraught with difficulty. You may think you’ve signed up for a week of chaotic fun on a beach with

Blood, sweat and beers: The Dalston Years guide to festivals

I’m on the Dalstonist this week. Come on over and say hi, or if you’re lazy: here’s my piece Festivals are fraught with difficulty. You may think you’ve signed up for a week of chaotic fun on a beach with

How to Buy Drugs

  So, someone tweeted me after my last post and said, you used to be edgy. I know, burn. Anyway, because I am good at not letting shit get to me, I brainstormed ideas and decided to keep with the

How to Buy Drugs

  So, someone tweeted me after my last post and said, you used to be edgy. I know, burn. Anyway, because I am good at not letting shit get to me, I brainstormed ideas and decided to keep with the

Converting and Being Converted

In the days before my feminist awakening (no, seriously) I used to be the sort of the girl who would nod along to inane sexist chat. I think it’s something that a lot of us would admit doing-the difference being

Converting and Being Converted

In the days before my feminist awakening (no, seriously) I used to be the sort of the girl who would nod along to inane sexist chat. I think it’s something that a lot of us would admit doing-the difference being

DIY Stories

 You would be justified I’m thinking that I have been absent lately. The reason for this is so depressingly mundane, so yawningly yuppie that I’m kind of embarrassed to say it.  Before you ask, I’ve not been in rehab (as

DIY Stories

 You would be justified I’m thinking that I have been absent lately. The reason for this is so depressingly mundane, so yawningly yuppie that I’m kind of embarrassed to say it.  Before you ask, I’ve not been in rehab (as

How not to have really shit nights out

  I went through a period of my life, when I first moved to London, where everything was so blah. All my nights out were crap, a pungent pool of disappointment and late night takeaways and warm white wine drank out

How not to have really shit nights out

  I went through a period of my life, when I first moved to London, where everything was so blah. All my nights out were crap, a pungent pool of disappointment and late night takeaways and warm white wine drank out

Hackney Couples: A Brief Guide

*This piece first appeared in the March edition of the Dalstonist You might have seen men around Hackney in recent months, weeping into their craft brews as word got out that I am, in fact, off the market. As a

Hackney Couples: A Brief Guide

*This piece first appeared in the March edition of the Dalstonist You might have seen men around Hackney in recent months, weeping into their craft brews as word got out that I am, in fact, off the market. As a