Valentine’s Cup Cakes!

Happy Valentines Day. I’m spending mine with my girls, eating lots, slouching in animal onesies (lemur, chipmunk and polar bear), watching movies, nail painting and face masks! I think it’s going to be a great day of friendly love!!

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…

Snow Finally Comes to London…

I wake up this morning in my warm duvet-cocoon in London, draw my curtains and finally, finally, we have snow! So, of course, like any snow fan, I take myself for a walk in our local park to kick around the fluffy white stuff, not caring that my toes get steadily damp and numb as the…

Sunday, the Day of… Whatever You Want. (FOOD!)

Sunday, the day of rest… or, the day in which you feel you are allowed to be tired, lazy, inactive and, quite probably, hungover. My body is very good to me; whilst my house-mates crawl out of their dark cocoons, puffy eyed and red faced, at midday, I wake up all ‘annoyingly chirpy and fresh…

The Literary Collective Diaries… A Group of Eager Creatives Forms

In December I joined a writing group called The Literary Collective. It was ‘founded’ (that sounds far more professional than we are) by a friend who is wonderfully motivated and wanted to give herself the reason to write and receive feedback. So there we were, six of us huddled in our living room, discussing writing…

I Love Newbie London Tubers…

I can’t help it, they’re fascinating, and often you can pick them out a mile off. My tube journey home yesterday evening, sandwiched between walking through the grey, sleet strewn streets of London, took me via the London tube hotspots of Victoria, Oxford Circus, Baker Street and Paddington. I usually have my nose burrowed into a book. I…

Sometimes… Just how on earth do you say No?

Here’ s a little story… Picture this, you’ve been out for two dates with a guy that you just don’t fancy. He’s the friend of a friend, and he’s told her he really fancies you… not told you though… you know from her as she can’t keep secrets. He’s lovely and kind and yes, you have…

Happy New Year! …Any Resolutions?

Welcome New Year! New Year’s Eve arrives then passes and I had a cheery hoohar with friends. We spent December 31st 2014 in an entirely geeky capacity… playing lots of games, card games, and (cringe a little) numerous rounds of ‘Just Dance’ on my friends Wii thing. (I won a lot… I’d like to say I’m a…

Happy Christmas!

Well, dear WordPressers (WordPressees?), night is descending on my Christmas Day but it stops at our door and at our windows and looks in with intrigue, waiting patiently till we’re done. Just as Christmas should be, mine has been spent with family, and whilst some recover from their food induced, or alcohol inspired comas, I…

A Cup of Tea with… State Red’s Samuel Anderson

“State Red’s Samuel Anderson talks to Hampstead Theatre’s Online Features Editor Faye Johnson about party tricks, reuniting with the other History Boys and Doctor Who. Samuel plays Luke in State Red which runs Downstairs until 6 December.” State Red at Hampstead Theatre, a play discussing the police, racism and the idea, who polices the police?…