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

Yes, It’s Another Book Post :)

If you read my post earlier in the year you’ll know that I’ve gone on a 2016 reading spree with the aim of always having a book on the go, and since April I’ve finished 7 more books. If you are looking for something new to read I’d recommend every one of the books in … Continue reading Yes, It’s Another Book Post 🙂

What I’m Loving This Spring

I'm so happy to be saying "hello" to the warmer weather and longer daylight hours that we are starting to see with the appearance of spring. I'm also looking forward to the long Easter weekend (so overdue!) So today I'm just sharing a few of my March favourites that I've been enjoying this spring. Metcalfe's … Continue reading What I’m Loving This Spring

Something for Musical Theatre Fans

Last week I went to see Showstopper! in one of my local theatres, and I just had to write a post about it because I had no idea what to expect and ended up having a real laugh! It’s an improvised musical where everything is made up on the spot – from the story to the … Continue reading Something for Musical Theatre Fans

Theatre Review: The Little Match Girl

I had no idea what to expect when I booked a last minute ticket to see The Little Match Girl at The Lowry, but it turned out that a snowy Saturday was the perfect day to watch it. This short one hour show created by Arthur Pita is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Little Match Girl

#YODIFY Your Language

Anyone else seen the new Star Wars film? I saw it during Christmas and I just blummin' loved it! Actually I love all things Star Wars, so when I saw this infographic it really made me giggle. Not only can you teach yourself how to speak like Yoda (who wouldn't want that?!), you can also learn … Continue reading #YODIFY Your Language

Snapshots of a Christmas Afternoon Picnic

It seems like a long time ago when I enjoyed this amazing festive afternoon tea served on picnic benches at The Garden Kitchen in Lancashire. In fact it was less than two weeks ago, but since then the whole of Christmas has been and almost gone and we are already in 2016! I actually almost … Continue reading Snapshots of a Christmas Afternoon Picnic

Festive reads: Christmas in the Snow

“Christmas in the Snow” is one of a few Karen Swan books which have promising festive titles. Unfortunately “Christmas at Claridges” did not live up to my expectations as it was mainly a summertime book and not remotely Christmassy! This one, on the other hand, was everything I dreamed and more - the whole of … Continue reading Festive reads: Christmas in the Snow