Hampstead

Hampstead is an affluent residential community long favoured by academics, artists, and media figures. Hampstead Heath has meadows, woodland, and swimming ponds, plus city views from Parliament Hill. (x) I particularly enjoy walking around in this neighbourhood, searching for cosplay outfits and visiting the Independent Bookshops. Just opposite the Hampstead tube station, was my first destination of the day, the Oxfam Book Shop. They stock a wide selection of books from modern fiction, travel and leisure to more specialist subjects such as Art, History, Literature and rare & collectable books. They also have music department stocking CDs, DVDs, Sheet Music and … Continue reading Hampstead

Valdecir Nascimento – Women's Right Advocate

Valdecir Nascimento, 59, is a prominent women’s rights advocate in Brazil and the Executive Coordinator of ODARA–Instituto da Mulher Negra (Black Women´s Institute), based in Salvador, Brazil. During the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Nascimento spoke to UN Women about the black women’s movement in Brazil and the mounting infringement of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Right now, there is a lot of aggression in the daily lives of black women in Brazil—in public spaces, in banks, hospitals, everywhere. For instance, in hospitals, the time that it takes to see a doctor … Continue reading Valdecir Nascimento – Women's Right Advocate

A day in London 1/

London has so many things to offer and it can be quite overwhelming to decide how one should spend a day. I do one day trips to London rather often so I decided to write up some options you have when planning a day in the big city. Once upon a time, on a Saturday: Camden Market – Vagina Museum Gays the Word – Independent Bookshop Fleabag’s Guinea Pig Cafe at Waterstones, Piccadilly Circus Grab some lunch from Whole Foods Carnaby Street Christmas Lights Picturehouse Central Cinema – Last christmas Pergola Paddington Covent Garden Christmas Lights For all the pictures … Continue reading A day in London 1/

Pergola Paddington

For evening drinks, I chose the newly opened Pergola at Paddington. I read some good reviews and the pictures on Google looked quite promising but unfortunately it was disappointing. The place looks rather posh and cute on the pictures but it is actually quite a simple setup with not much of a fuzz around the drinks or the service. The complementary drink was one of the worst things I’ve ever tasted and the rest of our order was okay but definitely expensive. The food court is all right, but small portions and – just like with the drinks – higher … Continue reading Pergola Paddington