City Life: The Love/Hate Relationship

Originally from a town of  several thousand you can see why I may feel like a fish out of water here in London. Living in the UK’s capital for 2 years now has taught me alot about other people and alot about myself. But I’ll save that for another time, here are some reasons why…

6 Holiday Movies You Need To Watch

Yes, Christmas is over for yet another year, but there’s no better way to keep the spirit alive than being glued to the TV for 8 hours straight. Below are some festive films I’d highly recommend: 1. Deck The Halls Contrary to popular belief, I’m quite a fan of the pure foolery and outrageousness of…

Can you really judge a book by its cover?

When your mother use to tell you to put on your ‘Sunday best’, was that really for God or for the fellow church dwellers? Time and time again I have been proven wrong, I look at someone thinking ‘oh they’ll be friendly’ and instead I’m met with a look as if they’ve been sucking lemons…

Why You & I Both Hate Shopping

Nothing sinks my heart further into the pit of my stomach than the sight of two mums fighting over the same cable-knit jumper in the ‘Winter’ aisle, or better yet, one of them fighting with yours truly. Not that I would ever buy a cable-knit jumper or anything remotely resembling it but the point still…

The Best Worst Halloween Costumes

Halloween is arguably one of the more ‘fun’ holidays of the year, when else do you have an excuse to dress up as giant genitalia or……… A Venus Fly Trap Escapade certainly haven’t left any out any costume of the imagination as it proudly displays the purchasable plant + pot duo online. (Image courtesy of…

Psychology Test – Are You A Dog Or Cat Person?

Walking into the ExCel London yesterday afternoon I couldn’t help but think to myself – this place is a  canine lover’s paradise and feline lover’s Hell! The event I was attending at the East London event was  the annual ‘Discover Dogs’ extravaganza. It certainly got tails wagging all weekend with agility shows, best in show…

Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night – The Young Vic

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”  ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night To say the adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic theatrical tale was ‘great’ would be an absolute understatement. I must say, when I first realised that the play was completely dialogued in Shakespearean language I…

Book Review – Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Book Review – Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Having read this book, I now understand why it has sold over 9 million copies. This tribute to hope against adversity should be testament to the human mind’s astonishing capabilities. Unlike alot of wishy washy self-help books, Frankl’s psychological account provides reason in the…