Health and beauty review: the spa at Selsdon Park Hotel

Posted on December 22nd, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Culture. 1 Comment

Pamper me, Croydon, says Marcia Henry-Morgan

Where has this year gone? No, seriously: where did 2016 evaporate to? The fact that it’s already December and the cold wintry days are well and truly here has me longing for an escape route. But this close to the Christmas season, it seems impossible: when the pounds in your back pocket have been allocated to Santa’s nice (and in some … Read More »



Croydon Christmas on a budget

Posted on December 20th, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How to have a creative, cost-conscious Christmas

Season’s greetings to all! Yep, it’s that time of year again. The lights are up, Christmas songs are playing everywhere you go and people in their hordes are flocking to the shops in search of Christmas presents to place beneath the tree. If you’re anything like me you have a list, whether it is on a paper or just a … Read More »



Restaurant review: Caribsoul, George Street

Posted on October 16th, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Culture. 4 comments

Marcia Henry-Morgan enjoys her jerk chicken with rice and peas, but suggests you don’t ask for ice and lemon with your glass of tap-water

46 George Street, Croydon CR0 1PB

Time from East Croydon:  5 minutes

I have been told that Croydon has a cornucopia of eateries and this I have seen for myself. From takeaways and restaurants to cake shops and niche … Read More »



How to get ripped in Croydon (without getting ripped off)

Posted on September 18th, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Culture. 5 comments

Can you get the body beautiful on a budget? asks Marcia Henry-Morgan

I’ve lived in Croydon over a year now and have thought to myself on more than one occasion that I should really keep fit and work out, as a work-life balance sort of thing. I’m going to be honest, though: I’m not a gym enthusiast.

I find them a … Read More »



Restaurant review: two eats, one place – it’s Pizzeria di Prato, London Road

Posted on August 10th, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Culture. No Comments

Marcia Henry-Morgan is talking good. Belly buster good

152 London Road, CR0 2TD
Time from East Croydon:  20 minutes /  10 minutes by 64 or 198

Pizzeria di Prato, 152 London Road (formerly known as Adams), is quite a place. By day – that’s until about 3:00pm – it’s a café. Then from 4:00pm, it’s a pizzeria. So I’m going to review both the offerings of this … Read More »



How Croydon charmed me

Posted on August 3rd, by Marcia Henry-Morgan in Culture. 7 comments

Newly-arrived Marcia Henry-Morgan has been looking at Croydon with fresh eyes

I moved to London just over a year ago and where I landed was Croydon. I chose Croydon because I have family here and it seemed like a logical choice.

You can’t help but notice that people in Croydon complain quite a lot, which leads me to ask: what is their comparison? When you’ve lived … Read More »