Edinburgh: 7: New Town, Old Town

On the last full day of my holiday we decided to take one last trip into central Edinburgh. I still hadn't explored the New Town, so that was our main reason for visiting. I enjoyed the New Town; it was lovely, but I didn't connect to it as much as I did the Old Town. …

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Edinburgh: 6: A Surprisingly Educational Day

We ventured again into Edinburgh with half a plan. Today we were going to do some bits I had wanted to do in Edinburgh, but hadn't gotten around to them. Our first stop was the Surgeons' Hall Museums. I desperately wanted to do these during my Fringe trip, but it just didn't work out. This …

What I’ve Been Reading Lately-April 2018

April wasn't a great month for me. I was really busy and there were a lot of stressful situations happening, so I wasn't able to read a lot, but here's what I did manage to read. The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory I picked this up without having read any of Gregory's previous books, and …

Edinburgh: 4: Rule Britannia

Tuesday started slowly, and after work we dragged ourselves into the car. It was overcast, and we were so tired, but also excited because today was the day we were going to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Based in Leith, HMS Britannia was previously used as The Queen's yacht, and was a royal residence, but …

A Taste of England’s Filmic History

Have you ever watched a film and wondered where you might have seen that setting before? Many picturesque cities in England are used for filming even if they aren't the setting, maybe as stand ins for other places or just for ease of filming. Here are three beloved English citites, and how they have been …

Review: Great Expectations at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley

On Tuesday 29th May, I went to see Great Expectations at the Churchill Thetare in Bromley. The play was a retelling of Dickens' classic, and starred Nichola McAuliffe. The casting of Nichola McAuliffe was a major push in the marketing, and was one of the reasons I went to see the play. The idea of …

Review: McKellen: Playing the Part and Q&A at BFI Southbank, London

On 27th May 2018, I was lucky enough to be able to go to a documentary screening of a new film about Ian McKellen. The documentary was about the life and career of Sir Ian McKellen, a performer I admire a lot, and the ticket also included a Q&A with McKellen, Graham Norton and Martin …