my favourite reads of summer 2019

For the majority of these past few summer weeks, I have been filling my days reading glorious novels in the sun, staring at pages of exquisite text for hours on end. I have found myself engrossed in an extraordinary number of fictitious worlds, ranging from eerily uncanny dystopian universes to the realms of an American… Continue reading my favourite reads of summer 2019

so i finally watched… fleabag the play

This week, I went to see a recorded version of Phoebe Waller-Bridge performing her play, 'Fleabag', at the Wyndham's Theatre in London at Curzon Soho as a part of the NT Live scheme. 'Fleabag' is a one-woman show that follows a young, quite self-obsessed, binge-drinking woman who is grieving her mother and best friend and… Continue reading so i finally watched… fleabag the play

my thoughts on.. the handmaid’s tale

The first time I read this book, I didn't understand why it was so integral to so many women's lives. I flicked through the pages and skimmed sentences, hoping for a thrilling and decisive ending, and was majorly disappointed, feeling such hatred towards the ambiguity of the final pages. 3 years (and many many many… Continue reading my thoughts on.. the handmaid’s tale

so i finally watched… frances ha

Frances Ha (2013) tells the story of a 27-year-old woman in New York City as she learns how to grow comfortable and content with her identity and the world around her whilst simultaneously trying to hold on to her job and protect her relationships. Co-written and starring Greta Gerwig, this coming-of-age tale delightfully corresponds with… Continue reading so i finally watched… frances ha

why I’m seriously devastated that I’ve only just discovered SRSLY

Since the start of the holidays, I have been making my way through the back catalogue of my favourite podcast, The High Low Show, hosted by the brilliant duo of journalists: Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. I listen to it when I'm getting ready in the morning, when I'm walking from my house to meet… Continue reading why I’m seriously devastated that I’ve only just discovered SRSLY

my thoughts on… promising young women by caroline o’donoghue

I first came across the Irish writer Caroline O'Donoghue when I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts on a morning run. For a brilliant episode titled 'How to Write That Novel', O'Donoghue was a guest on the sensational 'Nobody Panic', a light-hearted audio guidebook to adulthood hosted by the hilarious comedians Stevie Martin… Continue reading my thoughts on… promising young women by caroline o’donoghue

the possibilities within art and how we can learn from this

"The possibilites of paint are never-ending" - Frank Bowling I am definitely not an art student. At parents evening in year 9, I was told by my teacher that there was absolutely no chance that I could take the GCSE and I was NOT ashamed to agree. Yet, despite my complete lack of natural artistic… Continue reading the possibilities within art and how we can learn from this

travel diary: madeira

Located 520km from the African coast and 1,000km from mainland Europe, a week on the mesmerising, remote island of Madeira was truly a summer escape. My family and I swam, read, relaxed and explored a place we had never visited before. Here are some highlights of the trip. On our first day, we were determined… Continue reading travel diary: madeira

my holiday reads for summer 2019

There is no doubt about it, summer is the most perfect, delicious, blissful time to read. Whether you are reading late in the evening in your bedroom as the sun sets or spending a carefree afternoon by the beach with a book in your hands, it can be dazzling. With these extra special moments in mind,… Continue reading my holiday reads for summer 2019

travel diary: how to spend 24 hours in Brussels

To celebrate the end of our A-Levels and satisfy our wanderlust this summer, my best friend and I decided to book a trip to Amsterdam to explore the canals, visit museums and enjoy the famous nightlife. As we were planning our trip a few months before our exams ended, we realised quite quickly that we… Continue reading travel diary: how to spend 24 hours in Brussels