Sunday 23 November 2014

After Us: Apocalypse Anthology

With only a week till release day, it’s about time to tell you about my latest project.

Monday 13 October 2014

Gig Review: Steve Harley at The Stables MK

Steve Harley at The Stables Milton Keynes

Last night, Sunday 12th October 2014, Steve Harley performed as part of an acoustic trio at The Stables in Milton Keynes. Steve is perhaps best known for his time in the band Cockney Rebel back in the ‘70s, so his smaller acoustic sets of late are very different to the shows of his heyday. However, this doesn’t mean that the new direction is a flop – if anything it’s the opposite!

Saturday 26 July 2014

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Matt Reeves’ sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes is undoubtedly a special effects masterpiece – but the effects don’t steal the show.

Monday 16 June 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour

A couple weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour by fellow writer Penny Gotch. Basically, once nominated you have to answer four questions about your writing process, then tag three other bloggers/writers to do the same next week.

You can see Penny’s post here.

So without further ado, here’s my contribution!

Sunday 8 June 2014

BBC Top 100 Books List

Last Updated: 10 July 2023

I've seen several blogs featuring this list recently, so decided I might as well join in!

I've crossed out the (shamefully low amount of) books I've read. To make myself feel better I've also highlighted the books I own but have yet to actually read - although this doesn't mean I'm likely to read them any time soon since my room is filled with boxes of unread books...oops.

Saturday 17 May 2014

18 Reasons to Date a Writer (Especially If You're One Yourself!)

Recently, the lovely Melissa wrote a post on her blog about reasons not to date a writer, especially if you’re one yourself.

While a lot of the things on her list are true - I’m definitely guilty of numbers 2, 6 and the last two - there’s got to be some benefits, right? 

So seeing as both my boyfriend and I are writers, I thought I’d make another list of all the good things about dating a writer.

Monday 21 April 2014

You're Wrong, Ruby

Horses are not replaceable, and neither are other animals - dogs, cats, or even hamsters. Just because they’re not human doesn’t mean that their lives are any less worthwhile than mine or yours. Animals are sentient beings with the ability to think and feel just like humans. This only goes to show that their lives are just as valuable as anyone else’s.

After all, you merely have to talk to someone who has lost a beloved pet and they’ll undoubtedly tell you that animals are definitely not replaceable. Because they’re not – it’s as simple as that.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Selfies... them or loathe them, you can’t escape them.

You only have to log in to Facebook to see most of your friend list posing and pouting for the camera. But why have they become so popular?

Tuesday 8 April 2014

End to End: The Ultimate British Cycling Challenge?

Chris Magowan End to End cycling challenge John O'Groats

For years people have been cycling the length of the UK, from Cornwall’s Lands End to John O’Groats in Scotland. Nowadays it’s seen as the ‘done thing’ – you can’t really call yourself a keen cyclist unless you’ve done the trip. But why is it so popular? And is it really worth it?

To find out I talked to 29-year-old Chris Magowan, who undertook the challenge in 2009.

Friday 28 February 2014

Neknominations: Fun, or Stupid?

Last Updated: 8 February 2024

Neknomination videos have been virtually impossible to avoid on social media – if you’ve been on Facebook recently chances are you’ve seen at least one video.

Saturday 1 February 2014

Coriolanus at National Theatre Live: A Cinematic Success?

Aside from the 25th-anniversary concert of Les Miserables in 2010, Coriolanus was my first experience of seeing a play in the cinema. And did it disappoint? In a word: no.