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…

How I plan to combat my smartphone addiction

You know the drill, you leave the house and think “Purse, keys, phone” making sure that you have the essentials in your bag. Of course, smartphones do have their practicalities (keeping in touch with people and taking photos of your dinner) but my mornings and evenings seem to be spent mindlessly scrolling through social media…

Five things that brightened my Monday

Mondays suck, right? Switching from weekend mode to “right, off to work” mode is always tricky no matter how long you’ve been doing it. So, it helps when small yet not insignificant instances occur to help you through the bluest day of the week. Let me tell you what got me through today… Bumping into…

The importance of talking about your workplace woes

It’s an important day today and one that I’m sure you’ve seen popping up all over your social media. World Mental Health Day. Although it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue it is nonetheless significant. So many people shy away from issues that should really be spoken about so much more in order to lessen…

What’s on my TBR pile and what should be on yours

I’ve mentioned before that reading is a great way of spending your downtime. Not only are you expanding and exercising different elements of the brain such as knowledge, concentration and analytical thinking but reading is a proven way to reduce stress and ease mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. (Read this Stylist…

Recipe: Quick Smoky Bacon Noodles

Have you ever got home from a long day at work, collapsed on the sofa and thought “I really can’t be bothered to cook tonight”? Of course you have. But instead of reaching for the phone to order your usual takeaway, take this easy peasy recipe into consideration. This tasty noodle dish is quick to…