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

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