Anyone who knows me well, knows how fascinated I am with the royal family and in particular, my love for The Queen. Every televised royal event, from weddings to public services and royal reporting on TV, I’ll certainly be watching! One royal that I never really knew much about was Diana, Princess of Wales. I knew people simply loved her…

Deaf U, 2020 Co-produced by deaf activist, model, and actor Nyle DiMarco, Deaf U is a fantastic series following students attending Gallaudet University in Washington DC. Gallaudet is a private university established 'for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing'. The show primarily follows 7 students who share their stories of childhood, school, societal pressures, family life and future plans. It…

Shopping local is one of the most important things you can do this year. While most of us have been shopping local and staying home for some time, for some, this year may have been the first time consumers had shopped in their local village. Supporting your local community will make a huge difference to some businesses in 2020 –…

Environmentally friendly Christmas ideas

Christmas means different things to different people. For me, it’s all about creating memories, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying great food and memorable experiences together. But one thing that bothers me is that Christmas has become so commercialised. It’s not about lavish gifts, luxury and excess for me, and over the past few years, I’ve found myself…

After a construction accident in which he loses his right arm and his divorce, Edgar Freemantle moves from Minnesota to Florida to begin what his psychiatrist described as a "geographic cure."  He rediscovers his love of painting and finds that he is good at it, but his paintings seem to have something "more" to them.  On Duma Key he also…

I have always loved books. I have always been reading books. I have always been buying books. I have always loved the smell of books. I have always loved art books, history books, fictions, autobiographies, coffee table books. I love books. I have always loved the smell of old books. I have always loved the foxing stains on old books.…

Halloween can only mean one thing, Fright Night Film Fest!! I love getting in some popcorn, sweets, turning off the lights and having a scary film marathon (not on my own mind). Check out my other film night essential! Horror is my favourite genre, I love psychological and supernatural type films. I don’t mind a slasher if it has some…

Hello, I am back with another book review! Today I’m going to talk about John Marciari’s Art of Renaissance Rome: Artists and Patrons in the Eternal City book. Marciari tells us the story of the artists, monuments, and patrons of Renaissance Rome in this book. I also learned new things, new words from this book. Rome is described as Caput…

After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance. Ok… So the plot isn’t anything original, but if you want something easy watching then this is definitely worth it. Think Devil Wears Prada meets Ugly Betty (if you've not seen these, then add them to your…

Have you ever given up on love? When her boyfriend lets her down for the last time, Brooklyn bookshop owner Bea James makes a decision – no more. No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain. Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is making a new start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in San Francisco. From now on there'll just…