I intended helping these people, but help is just that - giving them the opportunity to change their lives - not keep them in a dependency status quo. The sacrifices those that brought me up made have instilled in me the same desire and drive to improve my life and work hard to try to improve the world around me.
Over the past week I've discovered three amazing places to eat in Central London, without spending a fortune. The key to all of them - they all serve street food and are great options as the sun starts to make a regular appearance.
Tax shaming has become the focus of street protests everywhere in recent years. Google, Amazon and Starbucks are just some of the companies that stand accused of tax avoidance. But while there's growing public anger over the financial affairs of multinationals, another scandal has been unfolding far from the headlines.
It's a moving tribute to a man whose vision and creativity was light years beyond his peers, and whose work was (and which remains) unparalleled in an industry permeated with "creative geniuses". Whether you like fashion or not, you'll be spellbound by Savage Beauty.
Renowned for classic, seasonal dishes, Phil is hosting a restaurant at Ascot for five days during the iconic British race meeting. He's in good company - Raymond Blanc, Michael Caines and Angela Hartnett will be there too.
What if we could make space for an entirely new garden in Central London? What if that garden was by one of the world's greatest garden designers? What if it could also reduce pressure on London's transport system?
I'm upset that you got to me; but you did. I can't say I remember encountering anyone who has ever made me feel like my condition was an inconvenience to their life. And who has such a right? Yet you somehow managed it, and very quickly too.
I blush. I know where this is going, and unfortunately I don't feel he's my type. At this point I would usually run a mile, but instead I stand there and share a rare moment of conversation with a stranger.
The amount of oil found is significant, but not for the reasons touted by UKOG. Assuming there really are 100 billion barrels of oil, if it was all extracted and all of it was burnt, a total 37.5Gt of CO2 would be released. This is roughly equal to one year of current global emissions.
I know what you're thinking: I'm having a fun fling now, but in two years I'll come running back to you and your majestic mountains, your stunning waterways, and your glorious drive-thru coffee shops, just begging you to take me back.
I know yoga can seem intimidating. To the uninitiated it's hard not to be put off by the glamorous yet impossible looking photos flooding our social media streams or the strange words and unknown history of it all.
No Korean meal is complete without Kimchi, either as an appetizer, a pre-appetizer, in your soup or your rice... See what I mean? You can't go through a Korean meal without picking or being forced to pick Kimchi somewhere in there.
Similar to my grandparents, these residents have stories that, when shared, have the potential to teach others not only about themselves, but also about their communities. A power that they are realising through a new mobile phone app called 'In My Footsteps.'
After a full month of not drinking caffeine I've just been and had my first coffee - a tasty, bitter black Americano. Relishing the first, piping-hot sip in slow motion, I sat down to chat to a colleague about existential copywriter stuff and what stuff means and stuff.
Whether it's whipping up whites in a sour or shaking yolks for a flip, eggstraordinary things can be done with those babies. Some of our favourite London bartenders have cracked it and are eggcited to showouef their recipes.
For most people, the word "startup" conjures a generic image of young people working long hours building some frothy, hyped-up social app and making a lot of money when it's inexplicably bought by a large company, but outside of Silicon Valley you get some very different startup cultures.