Looking back on six years of growth for Dot Dot Dot within a developing property guardian industry

Six years ago, when I launched Dot Dot Dot, the business was nothing but an idea and a lot of optimism, and the property guardian industry was a very different place from today. It has been exciting to watch both grow up, and I’m looking forward to developments on the horizon for Dot Dot DotContinue reading “Looking back on six years of growth for Dot Dot Dot within a developing property guardian industry”

The impact of the housing crisis on civil society

Here’s a summary of a talk on the harm the housing crisis does to civil society I gave at a ‘Good Women’ event hosted at Notting Hill Housing and organised by Koreo. At Dot Dot Dot, we are keenly aware of the harm that the housing crisis is doing to individuals – every day, we meet people who’reContinue reading “The impact of the housing crisis on civil society”

Profile in The Telegraph

Thanks very much to The Telegraph for including a profile of me in their section on women in business on 17th November – you can read it on their website, or below. How she did it: ‘I help people live almost rent-free in London’ Five years ago, Katharine Hibbert, 35, was a journalist and authorContinue reading “Profile in The Telegraph”

Review: The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj

  I reviewed The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj for the May 27th edition of the Times Literary Supplement Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj The Rent Trap: how we fell into it and how we get out of it 181pp Pluto Press 978-0-7453-3646-6 Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj’s survey of the situationContinue reading “Review: The Rent Trap by Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj”

What I did on my holidays – Land’s End to John O’Groats

I recently got home from a fortnight of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and wrote this ride report for Islington Cycling Club’s forum – cross-posting it in case others are interested, and to slot in more photos Probably my favourite thing about the trip was seeing the countryside changing on the way upContinue reading “What I did on my holidays – Land’s End to John O’Groats”

These people need homes, these homes need people: Dot Dot Dot and the housing crisis

At Dot Dot Dot, we would like to live in a world where no one needed to be a property guardian – one where everyone had access to affordable, pleasant housing where they could stay as long as they liked or move whenever they chose, close to their work, family and friends. This situation hasContinue reading “These people need homes, these homes need people: Dot Dot Dot and the housing crisis”

She’s up all night for good fun

Last Saturday, me and my friends stayed up all night and watched the sun rise.  We were out in the streets in the early hours, laughing and singing.  In the selfies we took in the dark, arms round each others’ shoulders, you can see us smiling, teeth showing, eyes full of joy.  Hours after dawn,Continue reading “She’s up all night for good fun”

Thousands of tiny triumphs, thousands of tiny tragedies

When I woke up this morning, I had only one goal for the bank holiday weekend – to beat my personal best in my local Saturday morning Parkrun.  I’ve been working hard on my running over the last month – focusing on my technique and training three times a week on top of my normalContinue reading “Thousands of tiny triumphs, thousands of tiny tragedies”

Deconstructing the mythic bipolar structure of conventional football – more fun than you might think

“Wow, fun!” might not be your first reaction to the idea of a game invented by a Danish philosopher in the 1960s intended to illustrate the nature of class struggle in the state and to deconstruct “the mythic bipolar structure of conventional football.” Your enthusiasm might dwindle even further when you gathered that the gameContinue reading “Deconstructing the mythic bipolar structure of conventional football – more fun than you might think”