Over the last few weeks I have heard an awful lot of chatter and controversy about one particular book – South of Forgiveness. Billing itself as an “unprecedented collaboration between a survivor and a perpetrator”, South of Forgiveness details the communication and collaboration of Thordis Elva, an Icelandic writer and the man who raped her 20 … More Books| South of Forgiveness
Somehow, and don’t ask me how, I had made it all the way to 2016 having only read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Then, struck by inspiration in Waterstones, I picked up a copy of Oryx and Crake and delved into an unrecognisable yet eerily familiar world. That is Atwood’s greatest strength in my opinion, … More Books| ‘Oryx and Crake’ – Margaret Atwood
There comes a point when sitting in the sunshine, hearing waves crash against the shore with a huge stack of books next to you is the only thing that occupies my mind. I was lucky enough to fly out to Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, this July to experience to beauty of this volcanic … More Travel| Royal Palm Hotel, Fuerteventura
As part of my series of World Oceans Day posts I thought I would list my top 5 ocean themed movies. Soul Surfer This is the dramatised telling of the story of world renowned surfer Bethany Hamilton who lost an arm to a shark bite whilst surfing as a teenager. Rather than become fearful of … More World Oceans Day – Top 5 Ocean Movies
I’m pretty sure anyone who has had the good fortune to visit South Palm Beach, Florida, will tell you that the Dune Deck is the ultimate place to be for a lazy, sunny brunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. With a huge menu filled with all of your favourite breakfast foods, Dune Deck caters for all … More Travel: Breakfast in South Palm Beach
Taking on running a marathon was always going to be a daunting task, so that part hasn’t surprised me. What has surprised me is the battle of wills going on in my body every day. Whilst part of me wants to lie in bed at any opportunity, warming up my feet, resting my legs, there … More Marathon. So Where Am I Now?
When I’m planning a quick city break the location of our hotel is always top of my list. If you’re only spending a few days in a city, then being within easy distance of the top attractions is helpful and can help save on travelling time whilst you’re there! However, often the best locations come … More Travel: Where To Stay In Lille?
When in France it seems rude not to try as many French foods and drink as you can, and so during my recent trip to Lille I checked out a variety of restaurants, and their delicious edible offerings! On the first night in the beautiful city, we hopped over the road from the hotel to … More Travel: Food in Lille
Guest Blogger, Sue In The Stalls visited The Churchill Theatre, Bromley this week to see The Perfect Murder. The audience waited excitedly for the curtain to rise on Kat and Alfie. But as was obvious straight away the characters of Victor and Joan (Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace) were very different from their respective television … More Theatre: The Perfect Murder @ The Churchill Theatre [SueInTheStalls]
When an invitation to see the current UK tour of Annie at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford arrived I couldn’t reply faster to confirm my attendance. The musical tale of a redheaded orphan has remained popular with audiences for decades, and this was evident by the full house at The Orchard Theatre last night. Sweets … More Theatre: Annie @ The Orchard