Two and a half years ago I gave up drinking alcohol. I am not talking about doing a health kick or trying a 'dry' month - I am talking cold turkey, out of my system, soda water instead of champagne sober.
The classic 2003 Black Eyed Peas song ‘Where is the Love?’ was one of the stable tunes of my teenage years. 14 years later, it’s made its way back to the top of my playlist.
Our generation are the ones who will have more social and economic issues than the previous welfare state generations. So actually, all things considered - we do have a reason to moan, even though we get blamed for complaining and grumbling.
The statue has come into the limelight again, but this time because another “artist” has added his touch – the touch of the fragile male ego feeling threatened.
An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory, with further ones being killed for fun by big game hunters. It’s a bloodthirsty war which is being fought across the plains of Africa, with rangers dying every day in order to protect these majestic creatures. The Conservatives pledged to help put an end to this crisis, so to see them do a complete U-turn and cast aside the plight of elephants is completely and utterly heart-breaking.
The rhino's name is Sudan and he is the last remaining northern white rhino of his kind.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.
Last month, I found myself in a part of London I don’t usually frequent (Mayfair) at an event for a cause that couldn’t be more important: I was at a charity fundraiser for the organisation Helping Rhinos.
It’s that time of the year again – the one time when people bombard me with question after question about how to stay alcohol-free and ask how I’ve managed to do it for years. Where are the best alcohol-free bars? What do you drink instead? Where in London can you buy non-alcoholic beers? Yep - it looks like everyone has decided to give #DryJanurary a go.