What a week!

The last few days have been really lovely as my 'really busy week' concluded with the visit from my penpal, and friend, Annelies.You can't visit Birmingham without having your photo taken here!She arrived on Thursday and we spent the afternoon wandering around a little bit of Birmingham and exploring the jewellery quarter a little bit. [...]


Rain, friends, and cakes

What a couple of days!I managed to go down to Devon for a few days to meet up with Nené and give her the present I’d made for her 18th birthday and also to get my Extended Project dissertation off Haydon.It was so, so good to be back, if rather strange. My mother and I [...]

Book review – ‘A Game of Thrones’ by George R.R. Martin

 Rating: 5/5 starsPlot:"Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom's [...]


Book review – ‘Bake: Beautiful baking recipies from around the world’

Rating: 5/5 starsAbout:"Explore a whole world of baking with this stunning collection of recipes from across the globe! From the stylish patisseries of France, via the vibrant panaderias of Mexico, and the cosy coffee shops of the United States, discover a wealth of delicious baking recipes, both familiar and new. Enjoy the classics, such as [...]


Onwards and upwards!

It seems that, after a couple of months of rather painful stagnation, life is moving forwards at an amazing pace.This morning was my singing lesson, as normal, and it went exceptionally well. Okay, I actually had my singing teacher jumping up and down clapping her hands because she was so pleased with the progress I [...]


A rant about the presentation of flood victims in the media

This is, as the name suggests, a bit of a rant. In short, because of personal experience, I am finding the media coverage of the current flooding a little offensive, in particular the emphasis on how the government (and various services) aren't doing enough to help. I wrote this for myself to vent and it [...]


I’m still not quite sure it really happened…

Every now and then there is a band, a musician, a song that comes along that means the world to you for some reason. It might not be the best but something happens that means that it will always be special. Within Temptation are one of those special bands for me (and are brilliant, just in [...]