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Emily Cleary

Writer, Editor, Mum-of-Two

Award-winning journalist Emily is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for a host of national newspapers, held the position of News Editor at Heat magazine, and interviewed everyone from Tony Blair during his reign as Prime Minister, to Paris Hilton during her reign as princess of the socialite world. A mum-of-two she now freelances in both the writing and PR worlds, and edits luxury lifestyle website Belle About Town.
Do You Tiki? London's hottest Tiki bars this

Do You Tiki? London's hottest Tiki bars this summer

With the weather in London last week rivalling that of the Bahamas, it's no surprise I felt myself yearning for another holiday. One where I could lie in the shade of a palm tree, overlooking a white sandy beach, being serenaded by the faint echoes of a distant steel band whilst enjoying a cocktail so fruity it fulfilled my five a day with one sip.
26/06/2017 12:47 BST
Carry On As Normal? I Don't Think I

Carry On As Normal? I Don't Think I Can

Being a journalist made me strong, independent, and pretty damn selfish to be honest. Becoming a mother made me the woman I am today - a blithering mess when she hears on the radio that more than 20 people, many of them kids, have been senselessly murdered by some fucked up psycho acting in the name of God-knows-what, and scores more are injured and unaccounted for.
24/05/2017 08:37 BST
Should We Bar Kids From Bars, Or Are We Just Being

Should We Bar Kids From Bars, Or Are We Just Being Grumpy?

Kids should be barred from bars, right? Right. Well, except if it's your kid and you're on holiday. Yes, they're tired, but they're having fun and well, basically, you're sick to death of having to go to bed at 8 o'clock at night because you, your husband and your two toddlers are all sleeping in the same shoebox of a room where you can barely fart without waking the baby, let alone have a whispered chat or read a book.
22/03/2017 15:04 GMT
Eight Rules For The Perfect Children's

Eight Rules For The Perfect Children's Party

Having worked in events for several years before embarking upon my journalistic career, I thought I knew everything there was to be known about planning a party. Where to hold it, what to serve, who to invite and how to entertain them.
06/02/2017 16:04 GMT
The Five Best Falafel Finds In London This

The Five Best Falafel Finds In London This Veganuary

Move(mber) over Stoptober, there's a new gimmicky month in town - all hail the month of Veganuary... yep, that's right, this month is apparently the time to put down the carving knife, kick all thoughts of eggs to kerb, and get down and dirty with some root vegetables.
12/01/2017 16:10 GMT
Dine Art: London's Top Five Gallery

Dine Art: London's Top Five Gallery Restaurants

As any art fan knows, traipsing from gallery to gallery is no walk in the park, and it takes its toll on the legs, and stomach. So here's my pick of the best Gallery Restaurants in London where you can satisfy both eyes and appetite in one go.
01/07/2016 16:44 BST
Father's Day? Wake Me Up on

Father's Day? Wake Me Up on Monday

When it comes to significant occasions, it'd be fair to say Father's Day has often been near the bottom of my list. My Dad left before I was a year old, I always called him by his first name, we were never the stereotypical father and daughter unit. But we loved each other and, over time, it worked.
17/06/2016 16:53 BST
There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, Just Poor

There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, Just Poor Clothing

Rainy days are now known as puddle jumping days in our house (Thanks Peppa, you, er, swine) and the odd day that snow graces the ground calls for nothing less than a "SNOWMAN" klaxon at 5.30am from my darling little three-year-old.
10/03/2016 16:33 GMT
Kids Should Be Swimming for Their

Kids Should Be Swimming for Their Lives

It's a scary fact that more than half the parents in the UK don't think their child could swim to safety in open water if they were in trouble. And yet swimming seems way down on the list of priorities of most schools, and a fair few parents too.
12/02/2016 10:36 GMT
I'm a Facebook Phony, and So Are

I'm a Facebook Phony, and So Are You!

We've all got a friend who has finally found the perfect job, perfect partner or perfect home. Well if it's that fricking perfect then damn well enjoy it love, don't go banging on about it on social media. The more you boast, the less I believe you. You're the ultimate Facebook Phony.
25/08/2015 10:13 BST
We Need To Talk About

We Need To Talk About Miscarriage

As I bent down to kiss my son goodbye before heading to A&E I felt a pain. It was the strongest, hardest, scariest pain I have ever had. It felt like I was being ripped apart from inside to out. Within seconds there was a rush of blood, clots, God I don't know what, all falling from me.
04/08/2015 08:25 BST