Island hopping the archipelago

Amélie Nothomb –  tout ce que l’on aime devient une fiction…. I left Guadeloupe six weeks ago, the same day the first coronavirus case was confirmed in Northern Ireland.  The world has become unrecognisable in a short space of time.  The inevitable boredom of confinement often results in re-reading the pages of my leather journal,…

Portraits in 2020

Not long ago, I stumbled across an incredibly moving Instagram account, Portraits in 2020.  I had the pleasure of chatting to David Cavan, the man behind the project and photographer behind the lens. ‘Portraits in 2020’ is a portrait of a different person every day for one year.  David asks everyone the same question, so…

Potty for Tea

Full article published in Lifestyle, The Mancunion. Spilling the tea on Britain’s tea addiction

A day at Malendure

The black sands of Plage de Malendure offer a gateway to dive in La Reserve Cousteau. Another day spent in paradise.

La Toussaint en Guadeloupe

All Saints’ Day, known as La Toussaint across the French-speaking world, is celebrated on the first of November.  A Christian festival in which believers join together to pray for their deceased loved ones, the tradition also helps to bring families together to spiritually contemplate life. The religious significance of ‘All Saints Day’ reminds Christians that…

Trippy visions or ceremonial practice?

When tobacco was first discovered by European voyagers in the sixteenth century, it provoked moral outrage at the prospect of a diabolic herb perforating its way into European society.  It was used in Mesoamerican cultures for medicinal and spiritual benefits.  As the tobacco plant was hotly debated amongst Europeans, its slow incorporation into western value…

A world-class Coffee Culture

Full article published in Northern Woman Magazine, September 2019. The specialty coffee sector is one that has taken the world by storm, and the story is no different in Northern Ireland. The number of Belfast coffee shops has increased by a third in two years, supporting the demand for an independent coffee culture. You only…

Saying Goodbye to Summer

How are we through August already? Summer is drawing to a close and the much-anticipated bank holiday weekend is upon us – meaning my countdown for moving abroad is ticking (7 days!!). I plan on making the most of my remaining time in Northern Ireland. Here’s my top 5 places to visit in NI this…

Menorca

Full article published in Northern Woman Magazine, September 2019. The Mediterranean’s Hidden Gem Menorca is often undermined by its neighbours, Mallorca and Ibiza. Traditionally a lot more low-key than the other Balearic Islands, Menorca is known for its sheer natural beauty, secluded coves and turquoise-tinted waters. Thanks to the relaxed atmosphere that rolls throughout the…

In conversation with Madlug

I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder of Madlug bags, and I am touched after hearing how this outstanding Northern Irish brand helps kids in care.