• Entertainment

    Bogan Bingo

    bogan1 ˈbəʊg(ə)n/. noun AUSTRALIAN/NZinformalderogatory An uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status. “some bogans yelled at us from their cars”   Now, if you’ve never been to Australia you may not have heard the term ‘Bogan’ before. Having been lucky enough to go and even meet some real life Bogans, I had a bit of an inkling what the ‘Bogan’ part of Bogan Bingo might entail, but I’ll be honest, the bingo part was basically a mystery. I’d never seen the appeal of someone calling out numbers to a room full of the retired in the vain hope…

  • Blog

    Here’s a surprise…drink water

    Today the news was released that according to nutrition experts we should all be putting water on the table at mealtimes for our children. Sugar-sweetened drinks including sports drinks, contribute to obesity epidemic and are problem for children. IMAGE COURTESY OF PHOTOSTOCK / FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET It would appear some people think it’s fine for young children to drink fizzy drinks, and sugary drinks anytime of the day and I’ve even heard of some allowing their children to have some fizzy drink before bed even after they’ve already had their teeth brushed. It will come as no surprise that on a whole my girls are good…

  • Arts

    High Society: Albert Part 4

    Quite how Albert found himself on stage, performing a percussion solo alongside a blues band was a mystery to him. He didn’t even know he could drum- but he wasn’t one to question things. A few hours earlier, Albert had accidentally helped Denny to escape the karmic justice that Joe was trying to exert, by tossing a plate of ratatouille at him. He had since forgotten all about it and now drummed energetically, his impassive expression never shifting. Denny watched Albert, from the front row, intrigued as to why he’d been helped by this eccentric, septuagenarian, simpleton. What did he…

  • Entertainment

    SS: Atlantica Summer Voyage

    SS: Atlantica Summer Voyage “And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”. This is the last line of Scott F Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and pretty much my first impression of The SS: Atlantica Summer Voyage. The ship  – real name ‘Silver Sturgeon’ – had been given an art deco makeover to emulate a 1930’s Ocean Liner. In style, it felt like a fusion of Gatsby and Agatha Christie (minus Leonardo DiCaprio or any murdering) – with all of the fancy-clad passengers really embracing the theme. It genuinely felt like going back into…

  • Food

    Hummus Bros

    Our story begins one dark, story and extremely muggy summers eve. My friend are were mooching post work around Soho but lacked lustre in the shopping frame of mind after a intensely sweaty round at primark. As our tummies grumbled we decided to steer clear of our usual haunts (Shakeshack, Meat Liquor and The Diner with all their meaty goodness!) in search of something a little more fresh and light. Our journey took us down Wardour Street where we stumbled upon the bright and airy Hummus Bros. and decided to park there. As you may have guessed hummus was the…