Blogging, Event, Reading, Writing

New Year, New Start! Goals for 2019

2018 was not the best year for me. I was on a very difficult contract, I had slipped into a lot of bad habits and I turned 30, which - for reasons beyond me - had become a massive issue for me. To cap it all, I was diagnosed with GAD or Generalised Anxiety Disorder.… Continue reading New Year, New Start! Goals for 2019


New Beginnings!

I have some exciting news for you all! It probably won't be a surprise to learn that I am an avid sci-fi and fantasy lover. Speculative Fiction is something I'm incredibly I'm passionate about, but I've always been aware it's not something many of you are coming to this blog for. I've realised that if… Continue reading New Beginnings!

Blogging, Event, London, Writing

5# Things do to when you don’t want to write

There is currently a heatwave in England. Every weather channel has various diagrams to explain just how toasty it is and invariably there's a lot of red on the map. Those of you from hotter climates may well laugh, but it's currently 30 degrees Celsius and I'm officially melting. And while my office has air-conditioning, my… Continue reading 5# Things do to when you don’t want to write

Event, London, Theatre

Review: Quiz by James Graham

On a sunny Saturday in London, I went to see Quiz at the Noel Coward Theatre. Written by James Graham, this has to be the most mental plays I've seen. Yet it's thought-provoking and current in the light of social media as it is today. And while I enjoyed it, I also have to admit, it felt… Continue reading Review: Quiz by James Graham

Event, London, Theatre

Review: The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Last weekend, I saw 'The Birthday Party' by Harold Pinter. It had some of my favourite actors in it including Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan, Zoe Wanamaker, and, of course, Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was at the Harold Pinter theatre - however, I've been living in London for about eight years now and I've been coming… Continue reading Review: The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

Event, Fiction, London, Reviews, Writing

Why Hamilton is Genius

Since I saw Hamilton at the Alexandra Palace and posted my review, I’ve been having many and various fun arguments with friends and fellow musical theatre lovers as to why this is probably one of the greatest musicals in the last twenty years. I’ve seen some amazing new musicals like Groundhog Day and Matilda, but… Continue reading Why Hamilton is Genius

Event, Reading

Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge

After I posted my Writing Resolutions a couple of weeks ago, Robin sent me a link to her blog where she's hosting the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. It looks like an amazing way to commit to more reading, though I'm sceptical... will I really manage the 52 books this year? Hum... I mean,… Continue reading Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge

Event, London, Reviews, Theatre

Review: Hamilton

This Saturday, I saw Hamilton at the Victoria Palace. I’ve been dying to see it since it opened on Broadway in 2015. The hype of its arrival in London has been infectious and I was trying desperately not to be too excited, worried it wouldn’t live up to the incredible praise it’s received. After all,… Continue reading Review: Hamilton

Blogging, Event, Writing

Writing Resolutions of 2018

I've never believed in New Year's Resolutions because they simply don't work! There's a good reason why every article out there which talks about New Year's Resolutions also adds some helpful advice on how to stick to them.  If there's anyone out there who has made a Resolution and kept to it for longer than… Continue reading Writing Resolutions of 2018

Event, London, Reviews

Review: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie is currently playing at the London County Hall near Waterloo station. I managed to get a seat high in the gallery and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Leonard Vole, a young, good-looking and mild-mannered man is arrested for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy older woman. Already, you… Continue reading Review: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

Event, Writing

To Hull and Back: Short Competition

You might have noticed the blog has been a little quiet lately. I usually stockpile a couple of weeks posts but between a new job and some other projects, I've fallen behind! But I should be up and running again soon. But I wanted to send out a short post today to share the good… Continue reading To Hull and Back: Short Competition

Event, London, Reviews, Theatre

The Cloak and Dagger Tour Review

I've got a slightly different kind of review for you all today. Last week, my writing group the London Writers' Cafe arranged for us to all go on The Cloak and Dagger Tour. Now, I've always considered myself a history nut. With my degree in the Classics, my amateur research into the nineteenth century and my general fascination… Continue reading The Cloak and Dagger Tour Review

Event, Writing

My week at Swanwick: The Writers’ Summer School

I'm back! Full of inspiration and raring to write. Last week, I was at the Swanwick Writers' Summer School and I had the most amazing time. As a writer, it will probably stand one of the most important weeks in my writing career. The realizations I came to, the people I met and the courage I gathered… Continue reading My week at Swanwick: The Writers’ Summer School