I think this is my favourite piece of writing ever. It contains my first written reference to two of my closest friends currently in my life; it has a wonderful "photo essay" flow, and I like how I ratchet up the tension throughout the piece. The serendipity and mysticism of that fateful day are also … Continue reading Coincidence or fate?
This article was obviously written in the middle of the 2022/2023 season, before the capitulation. Before I flew home from Ponta Delgada to watch our victory lap. I like this article because it nicely toes the line of overexcitement, nostalgia and philosophical angst.It depicts a very true and important emotion for me, and, as I … Continue reading Ah! Sunday… sweet abundant rest and that familiar, empty feeling of homesickness.
I’m writing this from a small, propellor-propelled little bunny of a plane as I chug chugger my way from São Miguel island to Terceira. It was 08:21 when I began this piece; it’s now 08:22. 3. Whoops. When it dawned on me in about January that The Island Life was indeed for me, I made … Continue reading An 08:21 Adventure: Thoughts from my flight to Terceira
I wrote this post on October 13th, 6 days after the devastating Hamas attack on October 7th and before the full-scale impact of the war had taken shape. These words preceded some of the most identity-shaping weeks of my life. I share these words unedited, knowing that many people may not like some of what … Continue reading How I distract myself during times of tragedy
Just like Lamont Dozier did in 1977 with his absolute BANGER, this weekend I went back to my roots. I returned to Bristol for the first time since I graduated - the city where this little blog began all those many moons ago; the city I have such a deeply complicated relationship with and, most … Continue reading Full Circle
Read on to hear me getting emotional about some noodles!
LA BUONA PASTA!
by Toby Feldman Congratulations! You did it. You have settled into your new flat, the stress of getting into work on time on the first day is over and you are finally ready to start exploring the hospitality scene of Porto! How exciting? You have been to all the famous spots. Ticked off the list are Casa Guedes and the … Continue reading 9am, 1pm, 7:30pm and 9pm in Porto.
Please note, this article was originally written in Summer 2020. The message remains frightfully important and relevant. At the end of May, the world’s eyes were temporarily drawn away from the headlines surrounding the now not-so-novel Coronavirus pandemic. For many, the collective energy was put towards grieving the tragic death of George Floyd and supporting … Continue reading #StopHateForProfit
Btw- the featured image is from Gunpowder! The restaurant that this article is about was too good to stop and take photos! And quickly... A DISCLAIMER: This is my attempt at a slightly (ever so slightly) more grown-up blog post. New site, new style! Let me know what you all think, please 😊 Since London emerged from … Continue reading Some Things Cost an Arm and 4 Legs