Olivia Rose

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Bermuda: Why See the World, When You've Got the Beach?

(2) Comments | Posted 16 April 2013 | (00:00)

You can picture it now, can't you? The vast blue seas, cloudless skies, quaint British shops and the sun beating down upon your bikini-clad body, a rum in hand and not a worry in sight...

Almost six weeks ago I arrived in Bermuda, a country that I have frequented since...

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Olympic Games, Olympic Lanes and the Death of Life as We Know It

(30) Comments | Posted 27 July 2012 | (00:00)

I took a taxi from Victoria station to Edgware Road last Friday night and got talking to the cabby, who enthusiastically asked me: "Are you looking forward to the Olympics?!"

No actually, I'm not.

It took me just under seven minutes (London was surprisingly traffic free for a Friday...

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Sacrificing Stratford: Goodbye E15, Hello E20

(1) Comments | Posted 20 June 2012 | (00:00)

Over the last two or so years, I've been a regular visitor to Stratford and have witnessed a complete change in the area as the Olympics draw closer and closer.

I have considered myself at various stages of my relationship with Stratford, a tourist, a pedestrian and now, after years...

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The Sisterhood Doesn't Want You Anyway Samantha Brick - and it Isn't Because We're Jealous...

(16) Comments | Posted 5 April 2012 | (01:52)

First things first. I believe that I am a beautiful woman and I feel no shame in saying that out loud, in public, online or anywhere else. It's not like I shout it from the roof tops unprovoked, but I do think it's healthy to be proud of the positive...

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Overworked and Underpaid: Oh How We Love to Complain About Those Extra Hours at the Office

(1) Comments | Posted 23 March 2012 | (23:00)

I'm 26 and I have never been on a permanent contract. In turn, I have never had the security of a guaranteed monthly paycheck. However, for me and my life, the benefits of NOT being on someone's payroll far outweigh my mild once-monthly panic as to where my next dollar...

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A Christmas Wish: Dear Government, Please Stop Making Everything More Expensive

(1) Comments | Posted 21 December 2011 | (23:00)

I have kept my mouth shut for as long as I could on this subject, mostly because I loathe to even write that ugly, over used word: recession. Because a recession is to do with money. And more specifically, not having enough of it to cover the cost of basic...

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An Open Appeal to My Fellow Scrooges: Take Some Time out for Panto This Year

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2011 | (23:00)

We are well and truly in the thick of the festive period and I openly despise it. Not only because it's cold and getting colder, but because every year sometime around early December, I realise that everywhere I go and everything I look at has, as if by magic, suddenly...

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I Know This is Controversial, but I am Bored of Shanking

(8) Comments | Posted 29 November 2011 | (23:00)

I don't want to hear about it on the news, I don't want to see it depicted in Channel 4 dramas of questionable content (*eh-hem* Top Boy) and I certainly don't want to see Jason Gardiner tweeting about it. Oh, and for anyone who is currently reading this with their...

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London Underground Hell in a Nutshell: Don't Look at Me, Don't Touch Me and Definitely Don't Push Me

(10) Comments | Posted 17 November 2011 | (22:00)

I commute to work every day, making me officially just one of the approximately 2.95 million people a day who use the Tube. No wonder the entire London Underground is, at all times, covered in a thick layer of skank. 

But the cleanliness of the carriages is not what I'm getting at here. Being on the Tube with basically everyone else...

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The Phrase 'Black tie' Hasn't Meant Very Much to me Until now, When Those two Little Words Seem Very Big all of a Sudden

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2011 | (00:00)

I am in the one month countdown to a 'black tie' event - the 'Hidden Gems' photography auction at the new St Pancras Renaissance hotel - and it fills me with buckets of icy cold dread. I literally shiver at the thought.

I am neither skinny, nor rich. These...

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Why I Blame the British Public for the Appalling Calibre of the X Factor Finalists This Year

(2) Comments | Posted 18 October 2011 | (00:00)

Somewhere in LA, Simon Cowell is shifting uncomfortably in his high-waisted trousers. It's been a strange year for the X Factor - despite endless publicity (Cheryl being fired, the start of X Factor USA, the new UK judging panel etc) the ratings aren't looking too hot.

Saturday's show managed...

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Beyonce: Real Bump or not Real Bump? That is the Question

(3) Comments | Posted 13 October 2011 | (00:15)

Today, a spokesperson for Beyonce Knowles has vehemently denied claims that she was wearing a prosthetic baby bump on an Australian TV show as 'stupid, ridiculous and false.' If you haven't seen the clip yet, google Beyonce and take a look. It's all a bit weird really.

There has already...

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Are you a Mac or a PC? Why Looking Back at Steve Jobs' Life has Solidified my Belief that Macs are the Future

(17) Comments | Posted 8 October 2011 | (00:00)

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it...

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Game Over: How can you Lose Someone you Never Really Had?

(4) Comments | Posted 4 October 2011 | (00:00)

Just over a week ago, the person I had been seeing for around a year and half, give or take, pushed our relationship to just about the one place it hadn't been before. The end.

Apart from one hellish week somewhere back in June, he and I were never officially...

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New Facebook - a Minefield for Cheaters and an Assault on the Senses

(11) Comments | Posted 22 September 2011 | (10:45)

When Google changed and suddenly began predicting what we were going to search for, sometimes before we even knew ourselves, many of us applauded it and told ourselves that this particular new development in the world of technology was useful.

The same can be said for the entire concept...

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