Zero Hours Contracts: Time to abolish the life of constant insecurity & fear

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life: my employer told me with no prior warning, and halfway through a shift, that...

Restaurant Review – The Black Pig With White Pearls, Stoke Newington

The Black Pig With White Pearls Stoke Newington Traditional Spanish small plates in a cosy candlelit venue with funky decor and flamenco soundtrack. Reviewer: Andy Millward The Black Pig...

I am a Gay British Woman, but I am human first

There's no denying the fact that I carry a lot of labels. Female, British, Queer, Disabled... To name but a few. All of these...

Restaurant review: Sakura Casual Dining, Holloway

Sakura (or Sakura Casual Dining, as its Facebook page refers to the restaurant) is, in its own words, "a newly opened restaurant serving fresh and delicious...

The Small Stagey Boy: To Be, or Not To Be

Welcome to a new regular series for The Daily Spectacle. This is a sister series to my Mindfulness 101 series which will soon be restarting....

Restaurant Review – Rubedo London

This is a review dedicated to extolling the virtues of simplicity.  If I sound like a broken record, it’s because so many restaurants are...

London is brilliant, but absurd: why I won’t be moving back

This is perhaps the most difficult articles I've ever sat down to write - Yorkshire tea firmly gripped in hand. Firstly, I feel obliged...

Exam results aren’t the be all and end all

25th August 2016 was the day students from around the country that sat their GCSE exams received their results. With exam results it could always...

Restaurant review: Sutton & Sons, Stoke Newington

There's a new kid in town in the East London fish and chip market. Everyone is raving about Salt & Vinegar, so my sources tell...

Recipe – No Churn Mini Egg Ice Cream

This no churn Vanilla Ice Cream recipe doesn't require an Ice Cream Machine or any complicated equipment or methods - simply whip up the...