The 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

This time 200 years ago, The Battle of Waterloo was fought. Under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, the French Grande Armée sought to take Waterloo (formerly southern Brussels, Belgium) as part of Napoleon’s march towards European domination. It was an epic contest, fought between the French on one side and the British, led by Wellington,…

Happy National Cereal Day! 

This is a token that proves my love for cereal, in its many, wonderful forms – sweet/savoury, crunchy/soggy – I haven’t found one I’d turn away yet! This Cereal Killer spoon was slipped into one of my cereal boxes on Valentine’s day a long time ago, whilst at university. (In case you were wondering, I…

A Moment to Savour in London

An empty London tube carriage, all to myself, in the middle of the day. I thought it was a moment to savour! It’s a rarity where I am. So, of course, I took full advantage of my personal carriage for those two stops – I swung through the carriage like a monkey, choosing the least…

‘1984’ at the Playhouse Theatre… Welcoming Dystopian Horror.

Many will know George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian classic which offers us an almost imaginable world in which individuals are continually watched under the cold eye of Big Brother, in which fact is only fact if the Ministry says it is so, and where children will condemn their parents and take pleasure in public death. Sometimes it…

I’m a little bit Country…

This weekend, I was coaxed back home to the countryside, I have no ‘home’ there, just a guest room to occupy temporarily, but be it habit or be it the countryside itself, I always call it home. (I suppose London is my adoptive home, lucky London.) I returned home to finally step into the pointed,…