Camp Bestival 2015

This is the story of how I went to a festival by accident. It may involve some Withnail and I quotes. There may also, as is traditional, be some occasional wry commentary on various aspects of British middle class behaviour that were observed and eye rolled over while I was at the aforementioned accidental festival. I still wholeheartedly recommend that you attend said festival deliberately and not by accident (as I did), but just bear in mind when booking that you will undoubtedly see some shocking things while you are there. You’ll mostly see AWESOME things but yeah, stuff that […]


Penny Dreadful

As it’s well known that I am of a somewhat goth persuasion, it’s probably of absolutely NO SURPRISE to absolutely anyone that I am a massive fan of the series Penny Dreadful, which plunges hapless viewers into the darkly beating heart of the terrifying demimonde of 1890s London. In Penny Dreadful, most of the capital’s citizens are still reeling from the grotesque horrors of the Ripper murders of 1888 while unbeknownst to them even worse horrors lurk in the underbelly of the city’s dark and dangerous streets and notorious alleyways where vampires, werewolves, witches and monsters lurk in the shadows […]


London Trip: Day Three

Gosh, it seems like AGES ago that we got back from our impromptu family visit to London and I still haven’t finished bombarding you with posts about what we saw while we were there! Never mind, here’s the last update – which might turn out to be pretty short as I’m not entirely sure that I can remember everything that happened after so many weeks. I have lots of pretty pictures though so let’s just roll with those, shall we? I’ve been pretty keen to drag my poor long suffering family back to the Museum of London’s Docklands outpost, which […]


Phryne Fisher Fashion

I have now run out of Miss Fisher’s Murders episodes to watch and probably have one hell of a wait to endure before the third season of Phryne Fisher’s escapades land on Netflix. Sad times. I’m consoling myself with the books, which are very entertaining but so very different to the series that they’re just making me feel even more wistful, probably because they’re missing all the things that make me love the show so much – that frisson with Jack, Aunt Prudence, the sweet romance between Dot and Hugh (it’s not quite so super sweet in the books) and […]


Love for Love at Bristol Old Vic

One of the best things about living in Bristol (and let’s be fair, there are MANY great things about living in this amazing, vibrant city) is being able to hang out at the beautiful Old Vic theatre on King Street, which still retains many of its original Georgian features and is absolutely lovely both inside and out. In fact it is such an eighteenth century gem that it was used for the theatre scene in The Duchess starring Keira Knightley. It’s always SUCH a treat to spend an evening there so I really do love it when invitations from their […]


Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Who doesn’t love a really good Netflix binge? I know that I certainly do! We don’t actually watch normal terrestrial television because ugh reality shows and adverts and yuck (I make very rare exceptions for the likes of Peaky Blinders, Poldark, Wolf Hall, Game of Thrones and Ripper Street, which I watch on catchup an hour after everyone else has already watched and stopped talking about it on Twitter) but I’m really seriously attached to my Netflix subscription, which also coincidentally feeds into my serious lack of patience as it means that I can just binge on an entire series […]