Entries by Lucy Karsten from 09/2012

Why I'm Proud to Be a Londoner, and Jay-Z's Music is so 'thumpy'

| Posted 09.11.2012 | Huffington Post

We pay preposterously over-inflated rents to live in spaces people outside of London more commonly use as storage cupboards. Our tubes are over-crowded, hideously expensive and often subject to delays.

I can Swim, and Other Adult Achievements

| Posted 09.17.2012 | UK Lifestyle

I would like to state, emphatically, that I can swim. In fact, there are several things I am perfectly adept at, only I choose, as a fully-functioning adult, not to do. Cooking is one of them.

How to Be a Good Wife

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Huffington Post

I started the book pre-disposed to hate it, and read it through a haze of increasing envy and rage. It was very good, and she probably wasn't in the year above at all, but had just spent more of her time writing, and less watching ANTM.

Kids Get All the Best Presents

| Posted 09.24.2012 | UK Lifestyle

I have a friend. Well, I have more than one friend (three), but this friend is the one currently occupying my thoughts. While usually he occupies no m...

In Which I Defeat both Waitrose and My Mother

| Posted 09.25.2012 | UK Lifestyle

My Mother is reasonably annoying. She's a lawyer, purportedly, but since we've all grown up and left home she's just 'had so much extra time' (which, ...

The Perfect Whiskey Tasting Environment or How my Father Asked me to Stop Stealing his Alcohol

| Posted 09.25.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There's a line in Childish Gambino's 'Bonfire': Vodka for my ladies, whiskey for a grown man. Now, I am the last person to turn down a vodka tonic...