5 Rules of being a Good City Citizen

  1. When someone asks you to take a picture of them, take your job as a photographer seriously. This picture could be their only ‘couple picture’ in front of Big Ben. Or it could be her new Facebook Profile picture. (And we all know how important that is!)
  2. When it comes to working in coffee shops, be respectable of space. If you’re on your own at Starbucks, let a stranger take the other side of the table. And when they or you leave, say your goodbyes and smile… you were practically on a coffee date after all!!
  3. Be mindful of people traffic flow. Everyone is busy. Everyone is stressed. Everyone is late for a meeting. Everyone is being slowed down by tourists wandering on the wrong side of the street. So just please be respectful of those stressed and frazzled human beings around you. They’re fighting a battle as well.  
  4. Those people on the street – the ones in colourful vests and a cause they’re promoting – are real people on the street. You don’t need to ignore them like the plague. THEY’RE PEOPLE, in the cold, trying to save Pandas. So say “no thank you” if you don’t have time, but have the courtesy to look them in the eyes.
  5. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks. So, every now and again… take a break and look up at the wonderful buildings around you. It’s simultaneously a humbling and aspiring feeling. And will make you a better citizen of your respective city. A true Londoner, or Parisian, or New Yorker. 

5 FROZEN Things

“Let it go” – performed by Idina Menzel

1. Idina Menzel’s post-Wicked on Broadway and Rent the Film. Her voice is absolutely flawless and carries the character of Elsa to perfection

2. Disney is back. The Princess and the Frog didn’t quite work, but the snappy one-word titles are proving to be a success for the legendary animation studio. Tangled and Frozen usher in new traditions and new heroines. Amen.

3. Elsa’s change in character and confidence is one of the best I’ve seen on screen. I don’t know what feminists have to say about her freeing transformation, but it’s nothing short of powerful.

4. A quote for the song we can all apply to our everyday lives, even if we can’t generate snowflakes with our hands:

“It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all”

5. I’ve recently seen some of the most beautiful fan art of Elsa and Anna. A quick search around the internet will lead you to wonderful young talent.