Posts Tagged ‘How To’

This Business of Cars

My dad works in the motoring industry. Since I was very young, I’ve had an awareness and appreciation of cars because of his influence. A summer Sunday without the sound of F1 booming in the background is an unnatural concept. The idea of not having a car in our family is and has historically been […]

How To Start Your Own Business

When I was 17 years old, I started my first business – and it was a complete accident. After a series of work placements and jobs in politics, journalism, charity campaigns, PR and the arts, I had a considerable CV, a range of contacts dotted around different industries, and, mostly importantly, lots of ideas. I […]

Recipe: Chorizo and Rocket Pizzas

An easy pizza recipe to make for the whole family Ingredients: For the dough: 350g strong plain bread flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp easy blend dried yeast 1 tbsp olive oil 200ml luke warm water For the tomato sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, […]

How to put on your own music event

A few people have been in touch recently asking if I would do a post about organising events, specifically on the music side of things, so I thought I’d share some top tips on arranging your own gig, event or launch party. This is advice aimed specifically at music promoters and musicians looking to promote […]

MA applications and postgraduate study

Regular readers of Take on the Road will know that I applied to the University of East Anglia for a place on their MA in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction a month or so back. Their writing courses are the best in the country and some of the best in the world, which made the application […]

Recipe: How to make rice the Persian way

Making Persian rice is super simple and I suppose is more of a technique to master than a recipe to follow. I was lucky enough to be taught the culinary ways of the Iranians by my talented dad, and I feel it’s my obligation to share my knowledge with you! This Persian rice recipe will […]

How to get started in travel writing

The purpose of this guide is to act as a starting point for anyone who’s interested in travel writing. Travel writing is quite obviously the dream job for many, but it takes time, commitment and a lot of hard grafting to break into the industry, and then loads of talent, risks and contacts to get […]

Recipe: Courgette Cake

I’m a huge fan of unusual cakes. But, I’m also a fan of both the easy-to-make and the traditional. This delicious, slightly spicy cake is a twist on the traditional English carrot cake; unlike its carroty cousin, however, courgette cake is the kind of bake you won’t find in every Sainsbury’s cafe, Starbucks or Costa […]