Health & Travel

You are what you eat?

A little over a month ago, I took part in 4thought.tv about Gay Marriage Equality. Anyway, a couple of my friends (they are really) who hadn’t seen me for a while mentioned I’d put a little weight on! How rude? TV does put 10-pounds on you though, I’m told. The fact is, I had and…

Countries I’ve Visited…

Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom (naturally), United States and Vietnam. This has been a… there’s a big world out there, ‘View from the Bottom’. Bon Voyage, Max x. Live Healthy, Laugh Often & Love Yourself! Published…

Cycling in the Dark… with NO lights!

I’m wondering is it just me, or is Cycling in the Dark… with NO lights madness (as in extremely foolish behaviour)? It’s been playing on my mind for a while, especially when I was nearly run-over a-week-or-so-ago in London Town by a cyclist with no bike lights. And yes you guessed it… because, I couldn’t…

On The Buses… TfL Response!

Back in April, I blogged about the LONG bendy buses in London (On The Buses…) and how 12-members (yes, 12) of Transport for London staff ended-up on the same bus I was on in comical fashion, to check passengers tickets – I mean, there was nearly more Ticket Inspectors than passengers! Anyway, I read the other…

New Forest… Rules!

Yesterday for his birthday, I took Alex to New Forest in Hampshire, South England and what an experience it was… Since Alex and I have been together, we have spent much time travelling to far and distant places around the world, but yesterday showed us that we didn’t have a clue what was on our…

Children’s Mental Health Matters

Earlier, I took myself to a coffee shop for some time out. I ordered my Caramel Macchiato (I know!) and waited for it, next to a group of women waiting for their drinks. We all watched as suddenly a shouting match ensued between a mother and her child. The mum was trying to stop her…

On The Buses…

Last night, as I was crossing the road, one of those LONG bendy buses got in my way and it reminded me of last week… It was on last Wednesday, that I attended a very important meeting at a very important place in central London! After it, like most Londoner’s wanting to get about, I…

Barclays Cycle Dire…

I read yesterday about ‘cycle’ rack rage in the capital, in reference to the ‘Barclays‘ sponsored Bicycle Hire scheme. Part of me found the story funny, imagining the scene of people squabbling over cycle racks, but there’s also a serious point to it… A couple of Monday’s ago, with the sun shining and the birds…

Japan… Open All Hours!

Despite the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan with the loss of thousands of lives, the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ is still a beautiful country and one you should go to if you can! I truly love all things Japanese, the people and their culture and have made some good friends there. I’m yet…

Living with Depression

On 10 October, the UK celebrated World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues. This got me thinking – how much do we actually know about mental health at Regent’s College and the stigma that is attached to it? In June last year I was diagnosed with reactive depression,…

Living with Depression – Page 1

To mark World Mental Health Day, today I start a new series of blogs on depression, to help raise awareness and understanding of the mental illness. This is my story… Denial. It was the afternoon of June 26th 2009, when I first heard the words ‘you’re suffering from depression’. I was at a Central London…