An afternoon in Ely

As the world slowly started to bloom, my inner traveller self began to get restless. I wanted to explore somewhere new without jumping on a plane or travelling the lengths and breaths of the country. As I searched the web for ‘attractions near me’ that had feasible public transports, nothing seemed to emerge. Then, on…

Three off beat tourist attractions in Milan

Milan, Italy’s northern metropolis, is a global powerhouse of fashion, food, desgin, architecture and finance. Every year, millions of tourists flock into the city to climb the winding steps of duomo di Milano, to take in the light pastels of Leonardo da  Vinci’s last supper and dine out in the trendy waterworks of the Navigli….

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This novel popped up on my radar thanks to two people: my mum and Reese Witherspoon. My mum is an avid follower of Hello Sunshine, Witherspoon’s bookclub, and just an avid reader in general. And, when Where the Crawdads Sing was reviewed by Reese in September 2018, my mum added this hardback onto her Christmas list. After…

Bookish thoughts: my May reading wrap up

I love getting lost in a good book. In fact, in May’s 31 days, I got lost in 6 books. So, I decided to pen a few thoughts on each of these books. If you’re in the mood for some reading recommendations, then keep reading! City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert  It’s 1940 and Vivian…

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As you’ll all be aware, I LOVE books. Whether they’re long, short, fat, thing, imaginary or factual, I love them. For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been uploading a few book reviews onto my blog, but I wanted to deliver my thoughts and opinions about my bookish friends straight to your inbox. Each month,…

Books I want & why

UPDATE: I have cancelled my Troubled Blood pre-order. I don’t think this needs any further explanation. Is there a better sound than the thud of a book on the doormat as it’s launched through a letterbox on the day of its release? …I didn’t think so. Recently, I’ve been a bit pre-order friendly when it…

Book review: Swing Time by Zadie Smith

At the start of the year, I wanted to diversify my reading. I’m an obsessive reader who gets into readings ruts and will re-read from the same genre until the end of time. I know this about myself, so I wanted to challenge my own cliches and broaden my reading horizon. A few authors –…

Holiday at home – tomato and garlic bruschetta

I don’t know about you, but while I’m in coronavirus lockdown I am armchair travelling like there is no tomorrow. But lapping up travel content and hypothetical trips isn’t satisfying my travel bug. So instead of wallowing, I’ve decided to channel my travel woes into the kitchen and bring the holidays to me! Whenever I…

Film review: Beast

Beast **** (Four stars) Out Now CERT 15/104 MINS DIRECTOR/WRITER Michael Pearce CAST Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle PLOT A troubled young women, Moll (Buckley), sparks controversy in a small-island community when she pursues a relationship with the mysterious vagabond Pascal Renouf (Flynn). However, while their new-found love kindles, a manhunt is…

Always meet your heroes

There were two holes in my tights, right on my thighs. They were those big holes, you know, the ones were the strings of fabric run across the tights gaping abyss.  They felt punk. It was perfect. Paired with my trusty Doc Martens, reflective gold skirt, black aviator jacket, red lipstick and a beret, I…