Anything Goes

Filled with romance and glamour, Anything Goes sails back to the heady 1930s, where dreams were fervent, freedoms were fresh, and loves were many. The classic story of pursuant affection takes place aboard the SS American ocean liner, steaming across the Atlantic from New York to London. A melee of characters find themselves thrust together … More Anything Goes

Passion

This stirring tale of infatuation and obsession, is given sharp focus within Elin Steele’s stark set for Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. In an intimate venue such as HMT, it is simplicity that enables Sondheim’s music to wrap itself around the audience in this stunning production. Draped white linen next to stiff moving panels … More Passion

Seeing Red

The female body may be a mystery to many, but shouldn’t be to the woman who lives in it. From first flushes 20 years ago, to an eye-opening 12 months, I’ve been on my own path of discovery. … More Seeing Red

My First Triathlon

This year, despite all its challenges, changes, and unexpected turns, has been my most successful when it comes to fitness. We’d booked multiple races from runs, to swims, to first triathlons which were all, without fail, cancelled. But the extra time at home and the lack of commute meant I was determined not to lose … More My First Triathlon

A Clearer Picture

The last few months have certainly been unusual for us all. We’ve now spent more of 2020 in lockdown than out of it, and the isolation has been affecting millions differently. There are concerning things happening globally, nationally, locally, and individually, each resulting in fear, anger, confusion, creativity, and hope in their own way. Amidst … More A Clearer Picture

Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Lionel Shriver’s turn of phrase is an art form in this exploration of obsession, jealously and – ultimately – stoic love. From the very first line, Lionel Shriver’s The Motion of the Body Through Space sets the tone of wry commentary in a well-worn marriage, as the husband declares himself suddenly taken by the idea … More Book review: The Motion of the Body Through Space

Another Long Year

Gratitude 2019 has proved to be a very busy year – and unsurprisingly my blog writing has been the main thing to have been neglected. Not because of a lack of things to write about, but due to a need to prioritise my time. As much as I love to tap away, it’s had to … More Another Long Year