The Power of Girl

Admiring Street Art in Shoreditch

From the fashionable hipsters who call it home, to those who decry the district’s changes, it seems that, good or bad, everyone has something to say about Shoreditch. This area of London’s East End divides opinion, and I fell on the positive side of the pendulum.  Craft coffee shops, cool restaurants, and pop-up boutiques, brought back down…

Umbrella tree in Tsavo West

A Stunning Kenyan Safari, Part II: Tsavo West

“Humbling” was the word used by a fellow traveller to describe the day’s safari when we met at the Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge at the edge of Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park, and humbling it certainly was. When your head is sticking out of the top of a jeep, bumping along a barely-there track at…

Elephants at a Tsavo East watering hole

A Stunning Kenyan Safari, Part I: Tsavo East

The first thing I noticed was the sky. It seemed bigger, somehow, than the sky at home: an enormous, endless expanse, blue and white and bright, watching over the rusty-red earth and dusty scrubland that makes up Tsavo East, Kenya’s largest reservation.  Love of the wide open Kenyan landscape would turn out to be a…

London Skyline

Falling in Love with London

There had been similar situations before, but this time was different.  This time I fell hard and fast, head over heels. I was in love.  I was eight years old, and I was immediately, hopelessly, in love with London. I loved the buildings, stretching into the sky; I still remember craning my neck to try…