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Hair Extensions and the Beauty Myth

To weave or not to weave… 

Driving Ms Bedford

My time as a live-in carer for an ageing aristocrat ended in tears

I Stayed in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

And met the children growing up without hope

Some Passports Are Worth More Than Others

When crossing borders becomes a crime

Someone Once Told Me That a Boring Life Was a Happy Life

And I’m starting to believe they were right

I Did a “Before Sunset” Tour of Paris While Despairing About the World

An existential journey in the footsteps of Jesse and Celine

Why I Prefer to Travel Solo

Everybody should try it at least once

Sacked in Paris and Robbed in Rome

Overall, it was an eventful three days

The Date Who Ate All My Pizza

Even though I’d paid for it

To My Mother Who Raised 8 Kids On Her Own

And danced with carpet sellers in Turkey

When Your Boss Is a Drunk

My workplace gave us drinks instead of tips — what could go wrong?

Dancing Barefoot Under a Montana Sky

Cowboys and drummers in Small Town USA

The Date With the Secret Wife and Child

“I’m not married, I’ve never been married…”

I Became the Kind of Traveler I Never Thought I’d Be

On realising that my younger self would disapprove

Just Because You’re a Tourist Doesn’t Mean Police Won’t Beat You

That time I got tear gassed in Taksim Square

Hunting Rabbits at Midnight in Mauritania

“Don’t take the trucks through the desert, you must be crazy!”

The Date Who Was Older Than His Photo

I suggested he might try to meet women his own age

I’m Incapable of Taking a Holiday

As a digital nomad, I’m always on holiday — and never on holiday

Stop Pitching Your Screenplay and Make the Damn Movie

Yes, you can totally do it yourself

The Night I Slept In Trafalgar Square

London isn’t the best place to run out of money

The Date Who Gave Me a Job

“We’ll say we met on OKCopywriter.”

All The Jobs I’ve Been Fired From

Spoiler: the French do it best

Ricky Gervais’ Show “After Life” Breaks the #1 Writing Rule

A masterclass in ‘Show, Don’t Tell

The Bolivian Mountain That Eats Men

“You’re here to see the mines?”

The Date That Lasted 27 Minutes

And still somehow 27 minutes too long…

Meeting the Sex Workers of the Western Sahara

7 Questions People Ask Me About Screenwriting

God Rides the Bus in Sudan

What Could Possibly Go Wrong On a Film Set?

I Snuck Over Mexico's Border... With a Clown

How Do You Write a Movie?

Chasing Jackie Chan in China

The Date Who Didn't Ask Me Any Questions

Why Do Men Who Ghost You Still Follow You on Social Media?

5 Myths About Working From Home

I Was an Intern on a Celebrity Gossip Show in New York

My Generation Based Our Female Friendships on 'Sex And The City'

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