Above a busy pub in Balham, Theatre N16 hosted a full-house for the first performance of Michelle Payne’s one-act play, The Staff Room. Taking place entirely in the staff room of a secondary school in Essex, Payne’s play follows three very different young teachers as they attempt to make sense of teaching, teenagers and their own impending adulthood.
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Monday, 15 August 2016
#GIRLBOSS was a book I’d wanted to read for a while; back when it was published last year it was everywhere, and even now it still seems to be a staple blogger photo prop.
I’ll admit, I didn’t know much about the book before reading it. I was a complete sucker for the hype with this one, and was mostly intrigued to see what the fuss was about.
Sunday, 7 August 2016
If this post is live and you’re reading it then that means I’ve managed to get it up and scheduled in time before a few days with no WiFi. Go me.
It’s been quite an exciting month. Last Sunday Brunch I was saying that we were about to start our flat hunt again, and am I super happy to tell you that as of yesterday we are now living in our beautiful new place.
I’m hoping that living in London is going to mean a lot more exciting blog content, as there is now so much to do right on my doorstep. And of course, I will have at least a room tour post up for you in the next few weeks.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Although I was genuinely interested to read Lingua Franca, Chains of Sand and Owl Song at Dawn and really enjoyed all three, I knew before I even received my copy from Legend Press that my relationship with The Blackbird Singularity would be different. This is the kind of book that, in a store surrounded by hundreds of others, I would pick out for myself. This is the kind of story that I hope to find in the pages of every book I open. And this is the kind of narrative that I strive to write every time I pick up my own figurative pen.
Friday, 29 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
When I was planning what kind of blog content I wanted to capture whilst I was in Lisbon, an outfit diary was one of the first things that made the list. As I mentioned in my High Street Style Haul, I’m always keen to keep up the fashion part of my blog and I love reading outfit diary posts, or watching lookbook videos from people’s travels.
I definitely make more of an effort with putting together outfits on holiday; when there are photos being taken at every opportunity, it’s always best to avoid throwing together mismatched combos that will leave you cringing for years to come. Although maybe that part’s inevitable. Who knows what 2026 Laura will think of the wide-legged culottes trend that we all think looks super cute right now.
Friday, 22 July 2016
The Women and War Festival is a multi-discipline festival that is taking place at the So and So Arts Club throughout the month of May. On Tuesday evening I headed there to see War Babies, one of fifteen shows that are being put on in July.
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