‘The Papoose’ – A Short Story

A Man’s habitual hibernation into the London Underground – escaping the demands of modern life.  The London Underground is my safe haven. Many people hate it; it is a mere Limbo-land necessity to get you from important A to even more important B. But for me, there is no other place that could give me…

Should we Still Believe in Fairytale?

Once Upon A Time, it was believed that a man and a woman would fall in love and live happily ever after. I wonder how true this really is, forgetting times past when women were extremely unequal and marriage was for social gain or monetary safely, but considering our modern age instead? I Googled ‘Fairytale’…

When Fashion Falls in Love with Art… Burberry a/w 2014 Sings

This year had seen an influx of art designs and graffiti like prints and it is set to continue with Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Bold artistic prints can be striking, however, they must be done in the right way. Zara looked to follow the graffiti style and meld with sports wear fashion material that has…

Do We All Become ‘Clones’?

Walking around the not-so-modest streets of London’s Victoria yesterday, I noticed a couple, hand in hand, walking in front of me. There were a number of things that particularly intrigued me about this couple and it has since made me wonder… do we all become clones? (…of one form or another, temporarily or otherwise.) I will…

‘A Great and Terrible Beauty’… and what women want…

When a book is so good, there is not the need to write reams about its accomplishment; a review could never recreate the beauty of a wonderful read, it must only be read itself. I was offered this book, A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray, as a ‘you must read this, it’s great… honest’ recommendation…

Reading ‘Desperately Seeking’

This was perhaps a little bit of a shameful scoop off the pdsa shelves; Desperately Seeking might suggest that the reader is also… desperately seeking. But, hey, who cares what your fellow tube travellers think of you! So, aside from occasionally hiding the front cover of the book for fear of emotionally unstable assumptions, I did…

‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ …Just GO!

Alright, I’m lucky enough to go to the theatre quite a lot (I have connections, yeah? …OK, one connection) but this particular visit was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was consuming, compelling, complex, confident, considered… please insert other complimentary c-adjectives below! But, really, Punchdrunk’s immersive and interactive performance of ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood…

Play The Good Game?

Love and football… they can both be tricky games… but should we play games in relationships? World cup ferocity is taking over, well, perhaps taking over is too strong a sentiment, we’re England after all, our expectations for a world cup win are (realistically) not sky high. But still, we apparently (I actually have no idea) have…

Is ‘Made In Chelsea’ Giving Us All A Bad Rap? …A Late Night Musing.

Made in Chelsea; an (almost) reality show that follows the dramatic social lives of a select few young, beautiful and wealthy Londoners. Style and substance in a dangerously rocky balance. I will start by saying that, unfortunately, Made in Chelsea is one of my guilty pleasures. I can justify that for a number of reasons…

Sue Townsend’s ‘The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year’

With such an intriguingly absurd title, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the book as it sat on the shelf in WHSmith amongst a crowd of pleading others, so I whisked it away (after paying for it) and hoped that it would be an agreeable train-journey companion. I must admit, we tried to get along,…