100 Years on – The Battle of Verdun

February 21, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun - the longest battle of the Great War, fought...

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...

Cause of Death – Invisibility

This January, my world was touched in some way by the deaths of three people: David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Danny Hackett. Bowie and Rickman, died of...

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...

The only thing worse than death is a regret filled coffin

As a student who has just finished her first year at sixth form, it is without a doubt a relief to finally be on...

The Bully at Work – Mental Health under attack (PART 1)

Mental health is really coming under the spotlight and even David Cameron has said that not enough has been done to end the stigma...

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...

Restaurant Review: El Gaucho, South Kensington

Just a word to the wise: El Gaucho is no relation to the Argentinian steak chain Gaucho, in case you were confused. I certainly confused...

The Gig Economy: Employment in the 21st Century

My old dad would never have clocked this trend. In his day you got a job and worked for the same company for the...

Trained Actor, Still in Training – Lesson Five – Dealing with Cabin Fever

In lesson four I gave some tips on dealing with homesickness whilst on tour. Lesson five is a similar issue. I'm currently touring around the...