Having lived in London all my life, I’m the first to admit that despite being one of the most incredible cities in the world, it has a certain stigma for being grey, grumpy and gloomy a lot of the time, which is why the events of the past few weeks have been so baffling to me.
It is said that when time flies, it flies never to be regained. Another year of my life has gone by even quicker than the last, and for a while today I sat and thought to myself “what have you actually done this year”. Shortly after, I got thinking about what I didn’t quite achieve this year and quickly realised that although I’ve not met all the goals I set out to achieve, I have done far better than I had hoped I would at the start of the year.
Summer has finally arrived here in London, and it’s safe to say the long wait has been worth it. After a day of fun in the sun with some of my best friends, this dreamer is dreaming of all the beautiful places yet to explore. Read on for a list of the top five adventures on my bucket list…
“If the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good and kind and brave because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort”
J.K. Rowling penned this quote little under 17 years ago for her book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She was the woman responsible for introducing millions to a world of magic, mystic and wonder that had never been seen in such epic scale before. Continue reading J.K. Rowling vs. Women Everywhere
A career in musical theatre is risky; as much as it brings joy to the people in it, it is a notoriously difficult industry and when I embarked on it two years ago I thought I would be ready for everything it would throw at me – the competitive aspect, the bitchiness, the blood, sweat and tears, the knockbacks – I thought I was fully prepared and going in with my eyes open. I was not.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours, you’ll know that last night London was struck by another round of barbaric terror attacks. I have lived on the edge of London my entire life, and moved to Central last July. The 7/7 bombings on the underground were nearly 10 years ago now – I was on the exact same tube at the exact same time just 24 hours before. During the Westminster attacks a few months ago, I was in class at college. Last night, however, during the London Bridge attacks, it the first time in nearly 20 years of living in London that I have genuinely felt scared in the city that I call home. Continue reading A Simple Act of Heroism – London Bridge Attacks
Those who know me know that I am currently training in Musical Theatre in the heart of London. Living, working and training in London brings with it it’s own unique opportunities, especially in this industry. One such opportunity came to me last weekend, when a friend asked if I’d like to work on The Voice UK. Continue reading Working on The Voice UK
Last night, at an ungodly hour (I’m still not sure why I was up so late) I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and came across a post that really touched me. It was a video comprised entirely of flash cards that made me rethink a lot of the recent and past events in my life, and just reminded me of the things that are really important. Continue reading Everyday Blessings of Life
With the Christmas holidays just around the corner everyone is preparing for some time off to relax with their family and friends, and for me that involves an extensive list of films, a few boxes of chocolate and a full teapot. So here is a list of my absolute must watch films for the holiday season. Continue reading A Christmas in Films
This week I will be experiencing something that I don’t have a lot of experience with – change. My whole life I have been blessed enough to have a stable, albeit small, family unit around me, with a stable home and good friends. For the first time in my life, I am undergoing some really drastic changes, so I am dealing with it the most logical way I can think of – by making a list. Continue reading On Stranger Tides