Why Outdoor Theatre Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

Outdoor Theatre - Ordsall Hall

The last outdoor production I watched was As You Like It by The Handlebards, and it was so much fun that outdoor theatre will now forever be on my summer bucket list. This show was set in the gardens of Ordsall Hall, and we really enjoyed the humorous interpretation of this Shakespeare comedy with a … Continue reading Why Outdoor Theatre Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

Add These 5 Lesser-known Films to Your 2019 Watch List

In between old Disney favourites and new Marvel blockbusters, I sometimes find time to discover hidden gem movies. They’re films I hadn’t heard of before and usually discover by accident because I’ve already watched all of the more mainstream options that Netflix recommends to me. So in collaboration with Panasonic, inspired by the Panasonic wireless … Continue reading Add These 5 Lesser-known Films to Your 2019 Watch List

How to Unwind After a Stressful Day

Recently I’ve been finding it harder than usual to unwind each day. I blame this on the removal of all our Christmas decorations (our Christmas home is my happy place) as well as a very busy time of year at work. As I only get home from work at around 7pm, this doesn’t leave much … Continue reading How to Unwind After a Stressful Day

10 Amazing Live Stage Shows You Can Watch in your Own Home

I’m a big fan of the theatre, but as ticket prices seem to be getting more and more expensive, and my time is also quite limited, I find that I can’t justify going as much as I’d like. So I’m very happy to have a collection of DVD stage musical live recordings. They are one … Continue reading 10 Amazing Live Stage Shows You Can Watch in your Own Home

7 Book reviews from 7 months

As you can see from the title of this post I am averaging 1 book a month, which has dropped off slightly since last year but I’m pretty happy with that. And since March I have been attempting a WhatsApp book group with some friends, which means that this list of recent reads is quite … Continue reading 7 Book reviews from 7 months

Harry Potter and the list of random stuff

I cannot believe it was 20 years ago that the first Harry Potter book was published. They say the series has shaped a whole generation of millennials and I know it will always feel like a huge part of my life. Seriously – did Hogwarts, Dumbledore and muggles really not exist before I was 13?! … Continue reading Harry Potter and the list of random stuff

National Theatre’s Jane Eyre

National Theatre’s touring production of Jane Eyre coincides with the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, and whether it’s a coincidence or not, it is the perfect way to mark the occasion. I’ve seen National Theatre productions before and have not been disappointed, and I was equally impressed by this … Continue reading National Theatre’s Jane Eyre