The Uncanny Horror of Cats (2019)

As soon as I saw the trailer for Cats (Tom Hooper, 2019), I knew it was a film that would need to be experienced first hand, and come mid-January, I was finally able to see it. And I was right, it was definitely something to be experienced first hand. While watching the film I was …

Writing Update #25: Illness Wins Again

Yet again, I've hardly been writing. I spent loads of time at work during December and the beginning of January and as soon as I had a day off, I got a 24 hour bug. Oh well. I got really bogged down trying to fix Vita, and I feel that it needs a new set …

Where Should You Go In Oxford?

I've spent a lot of time in Oxford over the last couple of years and so have visited many of the tourist destinations. Here's my recommendations about where to visit when in Oxford. CoCo Chemistry (and the Westgate) Since the Westgate has opened, it has become a very popular shopping and eating area in central …

Waitress and the Subversion of the Romantic Musical

We all know what to expect when we go to see a romantic musical, and for many Waitress was no exception. A plucky young woman wants to enter a pie contest to escape her unhappy marriage. However, Waitress subverts the usual romantic tropes in several ways. The Love Affair Many musicals have the protagonist spend …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately – October to December 2019

I ended up spending most of these few months holed up at work and hardly reading at all, but when I realised that I really missed reading, I tried desperately to get back into it. Europe on a Shoestring, Lonely Planet I've been browsing this book as I was considering a last minute Christmas market …

(More) Recommendations For A Trip To Edinburgh

Edinburgh is my favourite city in the world and I've visited many times now! I'm always going to new places and trying new things when I'm there and this list is partly inspired by that and my other trips. The Ivy On The Square This is a beautiful restaurant located quite centrally in Saint Andrew's …

Goals For 2020 And The Decade to Come

2010-2019 turned out to be a pivotal decade for me. I left school, went to university (and graduated!), went through some mental health struggles and discovered my love of travel. I'm hoping 2020-2029 will be a good decade for me too, so I've decided to make some goals. Travel I would really like to make …