The importance of R’n’R Part 2: Laughter and Pamper Sessions

This week I have focused on why it’s so important to get some R’n’R. Following my mini-break in Switzerland, my friend, Emily and I went to an event hosted by Alex Silver PR at Cafe de Paris in London! I’ve been a Coventry blogger for over a year now so it’s about time I branched out into new experiences!

I must say, it was absolutely spectacular. The venue was gorgeous and decadent and the businesses there were fantastic. I’d never been to such a big PR event before so I didn’t quite know what to expect but…

A Wild MidWeek Post Appears! What’s new for this Coventry Blogger…

Hi Everyone!

It’s not very often that I spontaneously post mid-week! I tend to schedule my time to the letter, so it’s quite refreshing to write to you on a whim – I’ll definitely need to do this more often.

Comedy Night at BackHaus, Coventry

The reason I thought I’d crack open my notebook today is that yesterday I attended the first ever comedy night at Backhaus&Co. (What better way to spend a Tuesday evening?) The event was superb, especially for an opening night, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment!

A Geek’s Guide: My Top 10 Books to Read in 2018

Anyone else buy heck-loads of books just for them to collect dust on a shelf? Only every book-lover I know, and I am no exception to this. There are just so many books I like the look of that I don’t get time to read them all.

I always have a book in hand but it means the ones that I buy in between fall through the cracks in my attention span. So this year, I have decided to give myself the goal of reading at least 10 books that are not (yet) part of my book club schedule.

Here is my definitive guide of books to read in 2018 and hopefully with any luck I will finish them and do mini-reviews on them later in the year! At least, that’s the plan…

A Harry Potter Halloween: Afternoon Tea at Colwick Hall Hotel

Three words: HARRY POTTER HALLOWEEN. I love a Harry Potter party – any opportunity to go to an HP themed event, I’m there. This year for a Halloween treat, my friends organised a visit to Colwick Hall in Nottingham, for a Harry Potter themed afternoon tea. I was very disappointed with dismal Ravenclaw representation – where are you all at? The place was buzzing with Gryffindors!

The food, on the other hand, was spectacular! Everything from the cakes to the cocktails was themed and there was so much food we couldn’t finish it! We started off with a butterbeer which rivalled Warner Bros Studios for the taste – you had to mix it up to get the right effect of the creamy butteriness – mmmm.

Angus Medford: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Comic Artist

Angus Medford is a 25-year-old artist from my hometown (Coventry), specialising in inks, comic books and general nerd culture! Using his blue pencils and brush pens he has created artworks and commissions for over 4 years, with no sign of stopping anytime soon!

I stopped him for a chat this week as I have some of his nerdy artwork as well as some of his darker more macabre works, as it’s the month of Halloween!

Major Adulting: Collaborating with Fargo Village Coventry

I am SUPER pleased to announce that I am now collaborating with Fargo Village Coventry as a guest blogger! Fargo Village is a collection of independent shops who have come together to create an amazing business space, with themed events.

Some of you may know that I’ve been collaborating with wedding stationers, Satin & Tat, for the last 6 months and I am pleased to say it has been going swimmingly! I really enjoy writing from multiple perspectives as well as my own. Thinking about my writing and it’s reflection on branding is challenging yet so rewarding!

Major Adulting: Salome at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Part of my 30 goals to complete over the next two years involves going to see a play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. I chose Salome by Oscar Wilde as he is one of my favourite writers. So here’s my write up – a chance for me to exercise my long-lost analytical skills and offer a mini-review of the play. The play is described as “a tragedy in one act”. For a plot write up you can click here but otherwise, let’s carry on!

Gender Bending, Done Right

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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