• Arts

    London Denim

    It’s a funny thing how denim has become so completely ubiquitous. It’s almost like there are no other options when it comes to trousers. Seriously, on any given evening or weekend (weekdays, mornings and early evenings are the exception being the territory of the worker, most of whom are not allowed/have chosen not to wear denim) look around you, wherever you are. I can more or less guarantee that everyone, almost without exception will be wearing denim or one shade or another. Even if they’re not, I bet the trousers they’re wearing are in a jeans cut, which is to…

  • Lifestyle

    Begging on London Streets

    According to Crisis the Autumn of 2012 counts and estimates suggested there were 2,309 rough sleepers on any one night in England – a rise of 31% (541) from Autumn 2010, when the figure was 1,768 (http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/rough-sleeping.html)   Have you ever slept rough? Or ever had to beg for some change in the hope that it’d make your day that bit easier? So many people have told stories of waking up one day and their lives just taking an immediate turn for the worst. The consequence of sudden redundancy, divorce or the death of a family member can lead to a person’s demise. These are some of…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Lush Lip Scrub: Review

    This product has been raved about on beauty blogs for ages but I finally decided to purchase a lip scrub a few weeks ago to improve my lips through the winter months. Lush currently offer four flavours: Popcorn, Bubblegum, Chocolate Mint and a Christmas Santa one. I was torn between the Chocolate Mint and the Bubblegum, I have to admit. It may look like a pot of child’s glitter, but this lip scrub works wonders. Many of us regularly exfoliate our faces and bodies, so why is it less common to take care of our lips? The idea of this…

  • Entertainment

    Andrews Massey Duo: Make Merry Album Review

    With the festive season fast approaching (some would argue already here), the inevitable deluge of Christmas cash-ins and cheese will be coming at you thick and fast over the next month. So, I am delighted to be able to suggest a well-round alternative in the form of the delightful album by The Andrews Massey Duo. This album of instrumental, well thought-out versions of Christmas Carols ranging from We Things of Orient Are, Deck the Halls and The Coventry Carol, is definitely different from your average Christmas album, while maintaining a festive spirit and never losing the spirit of the originals,…

  • Blog

    Mini Countryman Review: The Perfect Family Car

    I’ll be honest I may have fallen in love with a MINI a MINI Countryman to be exact. Let me start by saying I’ve never had the desire to own a MINI, I know a lot of people do but I’ve always felt that they may be too small for our family and let’s be truthful these days that pretty much is the most important thing when you have a family. When an opportunity arrived for us to give a MINI for a fun we thought it would be interesting to see if it could change our minds and boy…