A little bit of funny

I’m just going to leave this here.



Theatre Review – Jane Eyre at the Bristol Old Vic

Last week I went to see the fantastic Jane Eyre at the Bristol Old Vic. I have never read the book, didn’t even know the storyline, so it was with some trepidation I headed into town to see it.

I went with two good friends and the Bearded One himself, who isn’t much of a theatre goer, but as it was my birthday he decided to join us. He was so glad he did. I have never been so moved by a theatre performance in all of years of attending shows.


Continue reading

Album Review: Artpop, Lady Gaga

I’ve always been a fan of Lady Gaga. Yes, she’s a bit of an exhibitionist and she certainly knows how to get herself noticed, but she’s also a very upfront and honest celebrity, if she can be put under that label. Plus, her music rocks.


Rather than a completely new sound, Artpop feels like a natural progression from Born This Way. Reinvention and new sounds are good in moderation, but when you have found something that works you should stick with that, at least for a while, which Gaga seems to have done. ‘Do What U Want’ in particular felt like coming home after a long holiday and making a brew in your favourite mug – delicious, welcoming, and exactly how you like it.

Continue reading

The Power of Music

University is hard! Everyone told me. They warned me that third year steps up a notch and you won’t realise it until you get there. I took it all with a grateful smile and a roll of the eyes.

I’m sorry.

You all tried to warn me.  You tried to tell me to prepare, to plan ahead and focus on it one day at a time.  Well, I’m not. Not even a little bit. I am panicking and taking on too many things and worrying and making myself severely stressed out.  Tonight was just an awful example.

I got home and my light bulb had gone.  I had to walk down the road to pick up my lamp from a friend’s house – who was his usual charming self and made me smile a little.  I got home, plugged in said lamp and sat down to work.  Then the internet crashed.  That was all I needed.

Now I know these sound like silly, trivial moments – and they are – but you’ve all been there.  You’ve not been in the best of moods for whatever reason, then one tiny thing goes wrong and it tips you over the edge into completely unreasonable. you know you’re being mad or crazy but it doesn’t matter, you’re in a bad mood now and there ain’t nothing gonna make you feel better… Or is there?

Continue reading