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Thursday, 16 November 2017

A Year in Music: 5 Album Picks

This year, my blog has been quite low on music content, not by any conscious decision. It’s been a busy one, and in the same way that I haven’t had the time to write as many blog posts as I would like, I haven’t spent as much time discovering new music. But that’s not to say that music hasn’t been a big part of my year; I listen to hours of music on a daily basis. 


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Of Kith and Kin – Bush Theatre

There’s a lot crammed into Of Kith and Kin's 100 minutes. Chris Thompson covers issues of friendship, family and relationships, of legality and ethics, and of sexuality, masculinity and domestic abuse, packaged into three distinct acts.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Five Guys Named Moe – Marble Arch Theatre

Five Guys Named Moe is a 1990 musical based on the music of Louis Jordan, a musician and songwriter often crowned the king of jazz, who had a huge influence on music genres such as Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Review: Wildest of All - P. K. Lynch

n.b. This image contains a proof copy, not the final cover of the book

Any book that begins with a death is likely to follow with dark and turbulent chapters, and P. K. Lynch certainly doesn’t shy away from this in Wildest of All. The novel isn’t just about the impact of a death on the family, but the way in which a family falls apart when the one person that tied it all together is gone.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Review: Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour - Duke of York's Theatre

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is one of those plays that’s everything you hoped for and more. The Olivier award-winner is based on the novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner and follows six girls from a Catholic school in remote town in Scotland as they venture to Edinburgh for a choir competition.


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Review: Ideal Love – Alice Burnett

n.b. This image contains a proof copy, not the final cover of the book.
Initially, I wasn't going to read and review Ideal Love. Quite literally judging the book by its cover (okay, title), I thought it was the kind of book I would usually avoid, wrongfully assuming it might be a bit chick lit. But the mystery in the blurb drew me in, and I decided to go for it.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Zealand: 24 Hours in Auckland

It's not often that your boyfriend temporarily moves to the other side of the world for pilot school, so as soon as he had settled in we began planning my trip over to New Zealand to visit.

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