a freelance journalist, based in east London. My interests include
travel, the arts, learning foreign languages, environmentalism,
feminism and cycling. I have a Masters in English literature, play the
ukulele fairly badly (even worse each time I update this website, given
how little I practise) and co-own the most beautiful campervan in the
In addition to all that, I'm also a travel journalist, my features and city guides appearing regularly in Condé Nast Traveller, the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Telegraph, Italy Magazine and numerous inflight magazines. You can read my recently launched personal blog, where I write about the things I've done, the people I've met, the food I've eaten and the drinks I've drunk on my travels, both at home in London and
away, here. It's called Impressions Abroad.
I usually call myself an arts and travel journalist, but sometimes I come across stories that don't fit into either of those categories, but are too interesting not to write about. So my other published writing includes features on volunteering, social and community issues, education and cycling. Ah, the joy of being freelance.
And when I'm not writing, I'm probably editing, either in one of the freelance editorial roles I hold, or for individuals on short projects.
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