I’m awake rediculously early…so I’m going to write.

Unless I’m going somewhere I’m not usually awake at this time on a Saturday morning but today I can’t sleep. I’m on call at work and it messes with my sleep patterns. Anyway, since I’m awake I thought I’d make a blog post. For the fun of it. Yesterday I got all the stuff I’dContinue reading “I’m awake rediculously early…so I’m going to write.”

Hotel Review: Premier Inn, City Centre, Nottingham

Goldsmith Street Nottingham NG1 5LT   Cost: £37 (inc. online booking fee) Double room, 1 adult, no refund available if cancelled.   I stayed here in December and was quite impressed except that then I had booked a twin room and we got a family room instead – I ended up in a child’s bedContinue reading “Hotel Review: Premier Inn, City Centre, Nottingham”

Concert Review: Halestorm

Nottingham Rock City 11th March 2013 Support: Sacred Mother Tongue              In This Moment   I’ve finally recovered enough to write, although I think I’ve come down with a chill from standing in the cold waiting to get in. Either that or all the singing has completely wrecked my throat. So I had a greatContinue reading “Concert Review: Halestorm”

Still recovering from a Halestorm!

Just a quick post, because I still feel like I’m hungover even though I didn’t drink last night. I understand this feeling is referred to as the bangover. Whatever name it has it’s exhausting, but worth it. Last night Halestorm showed why they are the exception to my ‘I don’t like female metal/rock bands/singers’ rule.Continue reading “Still recovering from a Halestorm!”

Review: ‘The Horologicon: A day’s jaunt throught the lost words of the English language’ by Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon: A day’s jaunt through the lost words of the English Language Mark Forsyth Icon Books 2012 I’ve just finished reading this book. The author doesn’t recommend reading it straight through, instead treating it as a reference work to be consulted at the appropriate hour of the day, unless one wishes to go mad.Continue reading “Review: ‘The Horologicon: A day’s jaunt throught the lost words of the English language’ by Mark Forsyth”

Depression and Writing

  When I got home from London on Tuesday my Mslexia issue 57 was waiting for me. I’m terrible; I get magazines and rarely finish them before the next issue turns up. This time however I’ve finished the magazine in a few hours. I love Mslexia; it’s really interesting and the articles are always insightful.Continue reading “Depression and Writing”

Review: Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton

Review: Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Susannah Fullerton Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers 2013   While I was in the British Library on Monday I saw a few books about Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice, and being a little bit of a Janeite I couldn’t resist buying this book for theContinue reading “Review: Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton”

Hostel Review: Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage

Palmers Lodge, College Crescent, London, NW4 5LB Dates stayed: 1st– 4th  March (3 nights) Rooms The rooms were warm (a little too warm at night), clean and comfortable. I felt secure enough that I was prepared to leave most of my belongings in the room while we went out. Beds The beds were single bunkContinue reading “Hostel Review: Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage”

The British Library

4th March 2013   We decided, after a debate at the British Museum, to get on the tube to King’s Cross and go to the British Library instead. I had thought it would have to wait until our next visit to London but as our train didn’t leave until 8.35pm we had the time. TheContinue reading “The British Library”