7 London desserts guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth

Unfortunately I haven’t had much time to be active on here lately as my life has been consumed by final year university work and dissertations – but at last, I managed to squeeze in some time to write a new article for The National Student! It is about one of my favourite things in the world, desserts, and where you can find the best ones in London (your teeth won’t thank you but your heart will). Check out an excerpt below:

A truly comprehensive guide of every dessert in London could probably wrap around the city itself. Instead, here is a selection of some of the quirkiest and most delicious sugary delicacies that are a must on your next trip to the capital.

1. Naked Dough

Following the cookie dough trend that skyrocketed in the US, Naked Dough is the UK’s first cookie dough café which, in its few years of existence, has taken London by storm. Head to one of their quirky cafes in Westfield, Shoreditch or Oxford Circus to get an indulgent scoop of cookie dough in flavours ranging from ‘Unicorn Food’ to ‘Emoji Poos’.

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Poetry Collection: Shackles & Scissors

At the end of last year, I wrote a little poetry collection called Shackles and Scissors. I hesitated before deciding to share this collection because it is always daunting putting your creative work out into the world, especially when it’s close to your heart, as these poems are. I put a lot of (quite real) sweat and tears into these poems, wanting to capture the rawness of loss in a way that not only speaks truthfully to my own life but to others’ as well.  

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Already I look back at some of these poems and cringe, because they’ll always be works in progress to me, but eventually you have to let go of your darlings, and I think a little imperfection is what makes poetry so human. 

Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I tortured writing it!  

The link to the collection, again:  Shackles and Scissors

2017 Highlights & New Year Thoughts

2017 has been one of the most difficult years of my life, but equally the most transformative and rewarding. It was a year in which my sense of self was knocked down again and again, but in these moments of uncertainty and loss I learnt more about myself than ever before and grew exponentially in the process.

I went from struggling to find the beauty and motivation in the everyday to revelling in it. Losing my sense of comfort in how I understand the world (and myself) forced me to re-evaluate my priorities and learn to cherish and prioritise what really matters to me.

Before I talk about what I have learnt from 2017 I wanted to share some highlights of my year:

  • I had incredible experiences travelling to Florence, Montreal and Tilburg in the Netherlands for the first time

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