It’s so nice having housemates who love to cook. My friend Alex, for example, makes a particularly good ham. Being a country boy from Wiltshire, I wouldn’t really expect any less. However, I was a bit skeptical about the whole ham thing as I have never really liked that type of meat. I’ve only found … Continue reading Homemade Ham and Potato Wedges
Just watched Marie Antoinette again, directed by Sophia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst as the famous Queen of France. What is so amazing about this film is how it portrays the royal court as approachable and realistic- a bunch of teenagers gambling, drinking and choosing nice shoes and fans, spending France’s budget without realising. The … Continue reading Marie Antoinette
So I finally gave in and bought a poncho. My mother would be ashamed. She has always been completely against them and I can understand why- they are soooo comfy it would be easy to let style go out of the window and just cover up all those wobbly bits you’ve been meaning to work … Continue reading Poncho Chic
For Halloween I am considering being Pierrot, the sad clown character found in the French nursery rhyme ‘Au Clair de la Lune‘ created by Jean-Gaspard Deburau in the 19th century. The character of the tragic fool first appeared in the Commedia dell’Arte under the name Pedrolino. Whether Pierrot or Pedrolino, both characters pine for their … Continue reading Pierrot -Pierrette
How could I forget this was coming out TOMORROW !!!! So excited! ‘The September Issue’ is a sort of fly-on-the-wall documentary following famous American Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, during the making of the September issue. Now for all you non-fashionistas out there, the September issue of Vogue is the most important of the year because … Continue reading The September Issue
Apparently Margaret Atwood, the woman who practically invented feminism, is now declaring she isn’t sure if she is a feminist or not. This has sparked an interesting debate: is the idea of feminism out of date? A friend of mine admitted she didn’t know where she stood. Yes she agreed that women are still mostly … Continue reading Feminism: yay or nay?
Since watching Scrubs, I have wanted to try an apple martini. Or as J.D. calls them ‘appletinis’. They just sound so delicious! Perfect for a pre-going out cocktail with the girlies. Appletinis are sickly sweet, bright green and delicious! Oh and did I mention they are very strong? Here are the 3 best Apple Martini … Continue reading