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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...

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: Max’s Sandwich Shop, Crouch End, London

My son and I tried before to eat at Max’s sandwich shop once before, but due to the fact he had not checked opening times in advance...

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...