The Sights to See and the Pints to Drink in Madrid – A Travel Blog

It's already been about 3 weeks since I boarded my flight to Madrid which seems crazy to even put into words, the time I spent there, and the time since coming back has gone by so fast that I'm only now getting a chance to put my experience into writing. I'm hoping to discuss a … Continue reading The Sights to See and the Pints to Drink in Madrid – A Travel Blog

Eating Through Easter – A Vegan Food Blog

The recent Easter bank holiday gave many people a chance to relax, to soak up some sun, to eat, drink, and be joyful. Working in food I didn't quite get the chance to have a full four day weekend but I did make the most of the time I had off, turning to weekend into … Continue reading Eating Through Easter – A Vegan Food Blog

The Dystopian Death of Mindfulness

This blog will include some spoilers for the books Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World are iconic works of dystopian fiction - I would actually go as far to say that they are iconic works of 20th Century literature full stop, regardless of genre. I recently read them back to back. I saw a great number of similarities … Continue reading The Dystopian Death of Mindfulness

Travelling the Long Read

I recently finished reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and I thought instead of writing a straight forward review (as there are far too many of The Goldfinch already with it being a stellar read and an international best-seller), I'd reflect on the book's identity as a long read, what I found rewarding in tackling … Continue reading Travelling the Long Read

Old Favourites That I Will (Probably) Never Revisit

Yet again I find myself reading Maurice by E.M. Forster, an old favourite which I seem never to grow tired of. I've lost count of the amount of times I've read it now, and yet the emotionally charged plot still never fails to resonate with me. Reading this old favourite once more got me thinking about other … Continue reading Old Favourites That I Will (Probably) Never Revisit

Sensitive Stories, Lyrical Imagery, and Curious Cats

A Review of The Travelling Cat Chronicles and The Guest Cat This post will contain very mild spoilers for The Travelling Cat Chronicles and The Guest Cat. The Travelling Cat Chronicles (which I will refer to hereby as Travelling) by Hiro Arikawa, and The Guest Cat (which I will call Guest) by Takashi Hirade, are novels … Continue reading Sensitive Stories, Lyrical Imagery, and Curious Cats