- Last Updated on 23 October 2014
- Monica Costa
After 16 years living in London I still feel I love and live my ‘town’ like a tourist. I mean it in a good way! Inevitably living in such a metropole, you often feel like a tourist because there’s always so much you haven’t seen. Adding to that is the fact that London is an ever changing city and therefore not the same place I visited for the first time in 1988.
And yet again I feel overwhelmed with joy when I have a relaxing lunch with an old friend on a Thames cruise not filled with tourists (for a change) but with ‘regular’ Londoners who just catch up with their peers for a birthday celebration or a special occasion.
- Last Updated on 26 October 2014
- Monica Costa
Like every year, children cannot wait for bonfire fireworks. It’s an annual ritual and London has to offer so much for families with young children. This year Bonfire Night is on 5th November but the most spectacular fireworks display are on Saturday 8th November.
Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes’ Night and is a British tradition that dates back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I. An interesting anecdote about this tradition is that before each State Opening of Parliament the Yeoman of the Guard search the cellars in the Houses of Parliament. The 5th November remembers when Fawkes was arrested.
Fireworks displays are usually organised and advertised for locally across London usually in parks.
Some people attempt their own fireworks but that’s when it becomes dangerous. Here are do’s and don’ts in health and safety for Bonfire Night.
- Last Updated on 26 March 2014
- Jessica Warne
In this article I explore five myths about Postnatal depression and the facts. There is help available to mothers!
1. Myth: Women with PND are sad and cry constantly.
Women with PND usually have a low mood, anxiety and worry, disrupted sleep, feelings of being overwhelmed, and can also feel very guilty that they are not enjoying the motherhood experience.