Writing Update #12: Doppel

So I've been busy on the writing front! Although I've been focusing on The Untitled Parisian Project recently, I wanted to write something as well as just editing. While I've had lots of ideas, I haven't really sat down and written anything since the beginning part of June. Luckily, I had already planned one of …

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Review: Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London

Aladdin was the only musical I was determined to see this year and I finally managed to! It was brilliant, and was easily the best night out I've had in ages. The plot is slightly different than the film; Aladdin is a young man who steals for a living along with his friends Babkak, Omar …

Why I’m Independently Learning A Language

When I moved back home I decided to take up a new hobby in learning a language. Why? Initially there were multiple reasons. I've always wanted to be at least partly fluent in another language, I wanted to take up an academic hobby as I was thinking of doing a Masters in a few years, …

Creepy Travels – Bruges

Bruges is such a beautiful, fairytale like town that it's hard to find anything creepy about it! I really struggled with this one, but here is a (small) list of spooky places in Bruges. The Torture Museum This is the most 'obvious' attraction and initially, the only one I could think of! This small museum …

Film Review: The Madame In Black (Vinsencius, 2017)

'The Madame in Black', or 'Svarta Madam' is a Swedish 24 minute short film written and directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius. It centres around two siblings, Alex and Emma, who play a childhood game they used to play and are tormented by the object of the game, the Madame in Black. I came across this …

How Long Should You Wait To Book A Trip?

So recently I've been experiencing a lot of travel anxiety about my trip to Japan in October, and while I was writing my previous post, I started to wonder...can you book or plan a trip too far in advance? Although I haven't really travelled extensively, there have been a lot of differences in the booking …

Getting Travel Anxiety Before The Trip

I am terrified about my upcoming trip to Japan. I feel that this is due to a lot of reasons. Asia is a new continent I've never explored, I've only ever been to (predominantly) English speaking countries before and I'm expecting massive culture shock. I have no clue what to expect, and while the unknown …