Book review: The Killer Next Door

This is a hard book to review, because there are so many twists and turns, and I don’t want to give too much away. It centres around a house in South London that’s been converted to bedsits, and that’s owned by the landlord from hell. The bedsits are grotty, and the tenants pay cash in […]

Book Review: We’ll Always Have Paris

    I was drawn to Emma Beddington’s book,¬†We’ll Always Have Paris, for two reasons. Firstly, I’m a huge fan of her writing on her brilliant blog, Belgian Waffling, and secondly as a failed Parisienne myself, the sub-title “Trying and Failing to Be French” was always going to hook me in. We’ll Always Have Paris […]

How’s the pen obsession going then?

    So how’s the pen obsession going then? Why, really well thanks *pours more money into the coffers of Cult Pens* I suspect that if you drew a Venn diagram of beauty geeks and stationery freaks there would be a significant overlap. There’s perhaps something about the opening of the packaging around a new […]

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises DVD review

I was lucky enough to be sent a little festive parcel from Warner Brothers which included the latest version of Batman on DVD. The Dark Knight Rises is the third in a trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) of Batman movies starring Christian Bale, and is set 8 years after […]

The Doctor Who Experience and pre-teens

Firstly, allow me to apologise for the use of the appalling term pre-teen. If you know of a better way of describing someone who doesn’t have teen in their age but can still roll their eyes like a professional, let me know in the comments. I recently took two of the afore-mentioned pre-teens to the […]

Transformers 3: Dark of The Moon Q+A

So there’s a new Transformers movie out then? Yup. It’s the third in the Michael Bay franchise, and it’s called Dark of the Moon. Dark of the Moon? Is that grammatically correct? I sincerely doubt it. So it’s starring Shia La Beouf and the impossibly thin brunette like the first two? Half right. Shia La […]