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An Early Christmas Treat: Let’s Make Christmas at Fortnum and Mason


Nov
21

The culture of the food blogger is an unusual one – most of the time we sit behind illuminated screens, tapping furiously at keys, we converse via. Twitter, email and blog comments, we claim that some of our “best friends” not only live in another part of the world but that we haven’t even met some of them in person, we hide behind camera lenses, snapping everything we possibly can, or shoot video segments in the most awkward places. By all intents and purposes, we should be strange antisocial creatures, unable to hold normal conversations, insular and shy. We should be very odd.

But we’re not. Well, some of us may be a little odd but – to take the words of Lady Gaga (oh dear) – baby, we were born this way.

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United For A Cause: Japan Fundraising


Mar
28


Photo courtesy of the BBC website.

Every few years or so there comes an event so horrific that the entire world is joined in shock, mourning and the intense need to help. When I heard about Japan I was in New York towards the end of my Big Adventure, taking photos with my friend, chatting idly at 2am and catching up on my Twitter feed. Suddenly all I could see were Tweets saying, ‘Japan. Oh God. Pray for Japan. Japan. Japan’ – what had happened? A quick glance at the CNN and BBC news sites and it was all too clear. I felt sick to my stomach: I had friends in Tokyo, how far had this disaster reached? With news that the resulting tsunami could spread to Australia & New Zealand, even as far as Hawaii and the West Coast, all places where I have family and friends, I couldn’t rest. The next couple of hours were filled with watching live news feeds, reading the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre‘s page obsessively and worrying.

With news of more and more aftershocks still ravaging Japan, more footage and images of devastation, coupled with the odd glimmer of hope, there seems to be little that we can do. But a little is still better than nothing. It was easy then for me to get involved in two separate projects to raise money for Japan.

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