“Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good” by James Davies (Book Review)

My involvement with the community outreach at my local church enables me to deal with people who suffer from depression and other psychological ailments so I have a strong personal interest in the field and have learned a lot from this book. Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria

This summer I wanted to do something special with my goddaughter Anisa and because just like me she enjoys afternoon tea and had them with her mum at some prestigious hotels (The Ritz & The Claridges amongst other), I tried to find a place we both haven’t been to. My online search led me to one of London’s historic railway hotels, Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria. Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at The Langham Hotel

The Palm Court at The Langham is one of the most elegant places to take afternoon tea in London. Langham claims to be the first London hotel to serve Afternoon Tea to its guests since its inception in 1865. It is the first grand hotel in Europe and although it was damaged by The Blitz during the Second World War, it was completely restored to its original Victorian grandeur. Continue reading

Kensington Health Club

I’ve been a member of Kensington Health Club for many years. Virgin Active is one of the biggest gym groups in the UK, formerly called Holmes Place before it became part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. Members of  Kensington Health Club, the flagship gym, have free access to any of the other 98 gym facilities all over the UK. Continue reading

5 Hertford Street

Located in an 18th century townhouse in the heart of Mayfair, 5 Hertford Street (5H) is one of Britain’s most exclusive private member clubs. Private clubs are serious things in this country. An English friend of mine once explained to me that, unlike the health club where we both belong to, there are clubs that you don’t have to pay any money and there are no rules or committees. Continue reading

Tour of the Big Ben

The world-famous clock tower is widely known as Big Ben and its image is synonymous with London. It is such an iconic landmark that has played its part in the city’s history providing chimes since 1859. In 2012 the tower has been renamed the Elizabeth Tower in recognition of the current monarch’s 60 year reign. Continue reading