Book review: Us

I’ve never really related with male lead-characters before. Possibly unsurprisingly – I’m a 22 year old woman. But Douglas Petersen, a 50-something scientist, felt remarkably close to home in David Nicholls’ Us. A devastating story of loss, hope, love, frustration, and family, Us tackles a number of my biggest fears through several of my favourite … More Book review: Us

Review: Cats

I always find it difficult to write a review about an incredibly well-known play or musical. You’ve got decades of audiences behind you, years of criticism and praise, and a wealth of sing-a-longs that have undoubtedly filled your head before you even step foot inside the theatre. When something becomes iconic, it’s hard to see … More Review: Cats

2014 in review

This year’s reflection is a little later than usual – blame it on a wonderfully busy Christmas and New Year, and one which I’m not sorry to have been distracted by. 2014 has been a year of two halves. I was finishing my final year, and that saw me delve into the world of the dissertation, … More 2014 in review

Book review: Wild

Two years ago, I hiked the South Downs Trek with two friends. It’s not that far, but takes in beautiful coastline, ending on the Seven Sisters (which is a series of more than 7 hills in quick succession). It was a great experience on a baking hot day, to just set my pack on my … More Book review: Wild

Book review: The Hard Years – Joe Brown

History has always been important to me. Knowing how countries became the places they are today, uncovering the mysteries of past lives, and realising that in most things little changes with time but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Unusually however, I knew incredibly little about the history of climbing, despite being involved in the … More Book review: The Hard Years – Joe Brown