Conversations I had with my boyfriend during the BAFTAs

As mentioned in previous posts (and you probably could have guessed it anyway) I am a bit of a film nerd. Like a lot of people, I love watching a film but then I also love analysing it and reviewing it in a lot of detail and then imagining what my own movie would be…

The Shape of Water

In retrospect, maybe going to see The Shape of Water at the Holloway Road Odeon on its opening night (which also happened to be Valentine’s Day) wasn’t the best idea. I arrived at the cinema completely drenched from the rain and was faced with a foyer full of impatient people and OHMYGOD the queues! On…

Things I’ve enjoyed so far this year

I was pretty determined not to let the January blues sink in this year and, although the dark, cold mornings weren’t particularly pleasant, I feel like I achieved this. I haven’t necessarily been out doing anything extravagant (too poor for that) but I have been filling my time with things to report back to you…

The wonder of comfort food

Get the violins out – I’ve been ill this week. Not only that, I have been ill twice in the space of a few weeks! I was poorly over Christmas (which, obviously, I fought off with as much turkey and Prosecco as I could manage). Within a few days I was feeling right as rain…

Why 2018 is the year for me

I won’t lie, it took me a while to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions for 2018. New Year’s Day was mainly spent eating KFC, watching The Godfather and trying to ignore the beast of a hangover that I had inflicted on myself. Then, it was back to the office to get back into the…

Why you should see Loving Vincent

Words cannot describe how much I enjoyed the film Loving Vincent. However, I’m going to have to try otherwise this won’t be much of a blog post will it? It is an understatement to say that I’m a bit of an art geek. Both my grandads taught me how to draw and paint from an…

Restaurant review: Hoppers

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when going to Hoppers for dinner. Of course, I had heard how popular this little Soho restaurant is and had been warned about the lengthy queue times. However, I had never tasted Sri Lankan cuisine and, unlike me, had failed to study (i.e. Google) the menu beforehand. I…

What to do with your leftover annual leave

Apparently, I’m not the only one who left a large chunk of annual leave unused right up until the last few months of 2017 (oops). According to a recent study, a third of employees in the UK have as many as 10 days still to use before the year is over. 10 days! All those…

7 Netflix Originals you should be watching

I am not claiming to be a film and TV expert. Not at all. I mean, myself and the boyfriend do partake in our fair share of telly time. However, I’m the one that usually falls asleep five minutes into a film or lacks the willpower to stick with a whole series. Saying that, in…

The morning ritual I’d like to have

Let me start by saying that I do not have any kind of morning routine right now. No no, I spend an awful lot of time walking around like a zombie willing myself to leave the warmth of my flat. It’s not that I’m a bad morning person (OK, it kind of is) but more…

Are magazines really dying out?

I hope not, is the simple answer to that question. As a PR person, I am an avid reader of all media – traditional and online. Keeping up to date with the news is easy peasy with the constant sharing of articles on websites and social media. Sitting at my desk I can dig out…

19 regular thoughts of a Londoner

I love living in London. I love the places and the people (well, most of them) but most of all, I love how incredibly bizarre my beloved city is. There’s a whole host of unspoken etiquette, rules and traditions that overwhelm you when you first move to London (i.e. do not stand on the left…