North London Food & Culture


Life Tips

Life Tips #9: Anna Wing, actor

‘You still like to be fancied – even at 90.’ The former Eastenders actor tells us what she’s learnt

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Life Tips #8: Kristin Baybars, 79, Toy Shop Owner, Gospel Oak

‘Constant change is wretched. My window display hasn’t altered since the 70s.’

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Life Tips #7: Jon March, 32, Vicar at St Luke’s, Kentish Town

1. Be careful what you say you’ll never do. Studying a degree in theology I had no intention of being a vicar. My Dad’s one, …

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Life Tips #6: Clare Davidson, Voice Coach

1. It’s essential to love what you do. I meet such varied people, from politicians and priests to corporate high flyers and of course actors; …


Life Tips #5 – Maggie Gee, 63, Author

#1. It’s not about the carriage you go round the village in is it? In August 1983 my boyfriend Nick and I, after six months …

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Life Tips #4: Zak, Working Mum

1. ‘Make every impression count. I once struck up conversation with a customer at my first job in London, waitressing, then saw him again two …

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Life Tips #3: Rose Hacker, world’s oldest newspaper columnist (1906-2008)

‘Life might be about nothing, but it might be about something’


Life Tips #2. John, 60, Market Stallholder

1. ‘If you’re a jewellery seller, don’t ask for a stall nearest the entrance. It’s the first one customers see so they’ll walk straight by, …

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