10 Must-Reads this Winter

After a fabulous six months off blogging… I’m back! I wanted to kick off my new and improved blog series with something a little different to my usual travel-based posts. Although I do miss the languid days of summer (who doesn’t?!), there’s no doubt that winter is the best season for shamelessly cozying up on…

BEING “TANDY”

Most of you are probably wondering what “Tandy” means. Maybe you’ve Googled it, like I did, and found very little by means of definition. Maybe you’ve read Sherwood Anderson, and therefore have a little idea of what I’m on about.. Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio has become something of an American classic in its exposure of the frustrations…

A Northerner’s Guide to London

It’s a fact – everyone in London runs everywhere. This is exactly what made my first experience of rush hour on the tube probably one of the scariest ordeals of my adult life to date. And heaven forbid you try to strike up conversation with a fellow commuter – even eye contact is a risky…

Exploring Copenhagen

I’ve been lucky enough to have visited many cities, and although I’ve loved many of them, there’s only a handful that have truly captured my heart. New York, Prague, San Francisco, Edinburgh… and now, Copenhagen. Due to a convenient discovery of cheap flights and an equally convenient reading (skiving) week at Uni, I jetted off…

REVIEW: La La Land

Does it live up to the hype? Dubbed as the “film of the year”, La La Land is the most critically acclaimed movie of the awards season so far. With Damien Chazelle as the director, the film explores the trials and tribulations of trying to ‘make it’ in Hollywood, and the personal costs that this…

New Year, New Travels

Welcoming a New Year is always an interesting mix of nostalgia for the year passed, and excitement for the year ahead – something definitely heightened if you were as lucky as I was in welcoming 2017 surrounded by drunkenly optimistic friends and multiple empty bottles of prosecco (oops). Although most of my New Year’s resolutions…

Is the USA a Democracy?

  Can we call the USA a democracy if the candidate with the highest number of votes is denied the presidency? I think it’s fair to say the world is currently in shock at the reality of Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States. As a man who is completely inexperienced in…