Sadie Hasler

The uncut columns from The Echo and The Gazette… Follow on Twitter – @sadiehasler

Gypsy’s Kiss

I was very cross at the gypsy even before he stole from me and cursed me for life. He was standing sentinel over the Milano Stazione Centrale ticket machines like … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Being A Little Bit Dirty

Five burnt matches. Some cold candle wax for the picking. Stray poppy seeds on the table from five nights ago, a tissue. Two pint glasses with tepid dregs of tap … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Her Majesty’s Snipers

Her Majesty’s Passport Office, London Victoria. It loomed over the posh square it abutted like a moody butler over a rich kid’s tea party. I say loomed; I walked the … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Selfie: Giving The Bird, Not The Woman

I’ve always struggled with ‘the selfie’. The word itself, for starters, is pretty nauseating. From the earliest days of people with webcams lurching their way onto Myspace looking like grainy … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Lost Passport

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a gadabout traveller in want of an adventure must be in possession of a passport. It’s a quaint old system. Most countries dig … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Doing It

About twenty one months ago or thereabouts, I blurted out something in bed that’s gone on to change my life. I was talking to my best friend (texting, on the … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Days In Bed With A Bloody Big Pork Pie

It’s not an exact science, but sometimes you can tell how much fun you’re going to have by the size of the rustic pork pie you’ve just bought from an … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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