Sybilla has started an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. This is not because she did not know what to do next but because she really likes writing things, especially short stories. You can find her weaving around fables, fantasy, myths, magic and other things beginning with f and m as well as raising her hands and jumping for... Wales, Kevin Shields, nice times at the V&A, planes which take you places and the anticlimax of a fruit tea,
Also likes pic'n'mix. She really does.
Divots may be harder to replace at this polo match in St. Moritz. From the end of January through to the first few weeks of February, this four day tournament takes place on a well trusted frozen lake in name of the desirable Cartier trophy. Four of Polo…"
Supposed 'tours' of La Paz's notorious prison have straddled the boundaries of fact and fiction for a few years now. Stories recounted by daring travellers resonate in the ears belonging to the curious; cocaine fuelled visits, enlightening conversations …"
On the evening of January 19th windows begin to rattle all in the name of a festival known as La Tamborrada. Once a year the patron saint of Spain’s San Sebastian probably reaches for his earplugs in polite compliance with the country’s decision to host…"
Usually when the two words, antique and hostel collide, images of green crumbling tiles and floors peppered with unknown stains and left over crisp packets whose manufacturers long since went into liquidation spring to mind, and quite frankly, haunt us. …"
The doors of Sri Lanka’s ancient walled city are opened to the public once a year in the name of literature, photography, music, ecology, architecture and food. Step through the fourth wall and enter a realm where for a few days a year the borders of fic…"
In Dylan Thomas’ 39 years he managed to assign an admirable proportion of time to beer, so much so images of a volatile, drunken man prevail over one of Wales’ greatest literary figures. One of the public houses usually cited in Wales where Thomas regul…"
Many believe that the idyllic boat house at Laugharne in Carmarthenshire was the keeper of Dylan Thomas’ raging villanelles and stories. It seems however, that an Edwardian period house on the right side of Swansea would have something to say about this…"
“Death does not always warning give, therefore be careful how you live”, reads a grave inscription not far from Mellingray, a converted barn in North Cornwall. Since it’s opening, unwelcome occurrences and surprise happenings have been reported after sta…"
Some might say it was the yellow and black bag which put Oxford Street on the retail map. Since 1909 the imposing grandeur of founder Harry Gordon Selfridges’s department store has witnessed two world wars, the first public demonstration of the televisi…"
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum caters for those whose ‘things to see before I die lists’ are slightly more obtuse than your average four leaf clover. In 1849, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia used their scientific prowess to found a collection br…"
Dummy phobia has infiltrated the calmest of dispositions over the years. You’re lying awake at night and all of a sudden the weathered eyes of a childhood toy begin to move. They blink, you’re sure of it; a glazed stare twitches… Frankenstein is waking…"
If ever there was a chance to rescue the credibility of the waterbed, this is it. These retro ripples of water have long since had a relationship with the impractical, where some of the most ungraceful exits have been made and where the word kitsch is us…"
It seems that ‘Ooh la la Vintage’ is the most glamorous of subterfuges. A true vintage fashion enthusiast should show no mercy in uncovering and claiming the trinkets of the most moth ball ridden of pasts. Many an uncomfortable, itching garment has been…"
If Barbie and Ken bought a second home, I’d like to think that they would live here. They’d be driving along one sunny Californian day in their jeep, she’d be Roller-disco Barbie, and he’d be Action Ken: “Honey”, she’d say, “I like this one, its pink…"
The Gwithian dunes are hiding something. Gazing out over three miles of Cornish beach which form a part of St. Ives, these coastal peaks are usually linked with a little movement known as Modernism, where writers and artists sought a break from the past…"
A short lope on a camel named after one of the musical icons of the past will bring you to the heart of a hippyscape, otherwise known as the sands of Essaouira. Just west of Marrakech, these plains have been graced by many a guitar wielding soul in the h…"
Classing myself as a valid member of sceptics anonymous, where pessimists and realists alike can ponder over a glass half empty, the possibility of contemplating a stay on an island where we can happily live, learn and sleep side by side with karmas full…"
You can never spend too much time in a geodesic dome. All those triangular elements with their local triangular rigidity whipped up into a near spherical shell structure; they certainly are very fascinating indeed. If a golf ball is the closest you’ve …"
Since publication, there have been many attempts to sweep Constance Chatterley and Oliver Mellors’ illicit frolics away from the sweetness and light of the demure British public. It seems only fitting therefore that D.H Lawrence’s 1928 novel, “Lady Chat…"
Think of great sporting events which draw a country to a standstill and an image of burly figures running up and down grass pitches, hurling themselves at balls and referees comes to mind. National sports have the ability to send the least competitive i…"
"Near to Santa Marta, this national park could be a new chapter of The Jungle Book. If Kipling had visited Columbia, tales of dusky monkeys, red squirrels, coloured peccaries, Caribbean toucans and jaguars all living together would come alive on a page. …"
Withnail and I (Dir: Bruce Robinson, 1987) Outside the former wolf enclosure, London Zoo, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY The rain is falling heavily in Regent's Park, the sky is grey, wolves prowl in their enclosure and a murky haze floods the screen.…"
Regularly gracing the lists of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this half moon of soft, white sand is often referred to as Spain’s own “Caribbean Beach”. Open only to the public during the summer season, the beach is part of an uninhabited, glimm…"
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Dir: Chris Columbus, 2001) Long before Daniel Radcliffe ever considered branching out into the world of Ricky Gervais comedy and naked stage performances in Equus, he was talking to snakes. London Zoo's Reptil…"
This gallery holds around 10,000 items of British portraiture dating from as early as 1505. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and photographs are set in the heart of Trafalgar Square. Perhaps it can be said that it is a haven for the traditio…"
Known as the “Malibu of the East”, Enclave Inn’s five pristine resorts, found at the east end of Long Island, are nestled minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean. A stay here typifies what the Hamptons have long been about - a chance to escape from the cit…"
Built over 200 years ago, The 1770 House is surrounded by the leafy East Hampton Village. Enclosed with a white picket fence, its entrance decorated with brimming flower pots, this intimate venue brings Onassis elegance to the traditional English countr…"
Taveuni Island is known as the ‘the garden isle’. A short hike into this canopied area of north east Fiji will lead you to Fiji’s most famous falls. Crossing rope bridges and burnt orange paths, you will enter into an acropolis of ferns, palms, Ti plant…"
Nestled between five medieval palaces in the labyrinth that is Barcelona's Barri Gotic, The Picasso Museum houses an impressive collection of one of Spain's most prolific artists. Among the many paintings, drawings and prints lie two of his first major w…"
Older siblings often over shadow their young, and there is no exception when it comes to the familial relationship between New York’s Central Park and Prospect Park. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Prospect soon after Manhatten’s Central…"