The Mayor: Playlist

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that as of early Sunday morning there is a new page on my website underneath the section dedicated to my WIP, The Mayor. It contains a playlist. Yes, as is fashionable nowadays (cheers, Stephenie Meyer) I have decided to share with you the music and songs that have either … Continue reading The Mayor: Playlist

A Writer’s Best Friend: My Favourite Writing Tools

Today's been a bit of a write-off (ha) in terms of story progression due to a rare hangover, so if I wasn't going to be productive, I thought I might perhaps share with you a couple of the tools that I use for my writing instead. For many years I relied upon good ol' fashioned Microsoft Word … Continue reading A Writer’s Best Friend: My Favourite Writing Tools

Sorceresses, Fools, White Rabbits and Jules: World Book Day Shenanigans

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, on Thursday evening a few friends and I met up for a book-swapping party in honour of World Book Day. In addition to book-swapping, we also dressed up as our favourite literary characters just like hundreds of children across the country were doing for school, because we felt like revisiting our youth. … Continue reading Sorceresses, Fools, White Rabbits and Jules: World Book Day Shenanigans

Happy World Book Day!

Are you guys doing anything fun to commemorate World Book Day? My friends and I are having a book-swapping party round K.F. Goodacre's house and dressing up as book characters like we used to do in school (well, like everyone else used to do in school; my school was boring and never did this). I'm going … Continue reading Happy World Book Day!

Diabulus In Musica/Amberian Dawn ~ Boston Music Room, Tuffnell Park 10/02/2017: Gig Review

Lucky Beth and I got to go to yet another metal gig for the second Friday in a row! This time we went to see another set of dual headliners: Spanish symphonic act Diabulus In Musica and Finnish symphonic power metal act Amberian Dawn. Both bands were celebrating 10 years of making music together, hence … Continue reading Diabulus In Musica/Amberian Dawn ~ Boston Music Room, Tuffnell Park 10/02/2017: Gig Review

Epica ~ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 03.02.2017: Gig Review

The Friday before last, I embarked on a pilgrimage to the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire with my good friend Beth to witness a Heavy Metal Mass led by dual-headliners Powerwolf and Epica. There were plenty of euphemisms, lots of laughter, some headbanging-induced whiplash, a huge circle pit and even a Mark Jansen-organised Wall of Death*. … Continue reading Epica ~ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 03.02.2017: Gig Review

“Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’

Just a flying visit on my blog today to spread the word of something that's got me really excited and inspired. I had a new musical discovery this morning after following a link on Tommy Karevik (lead singer of Kamelot)'s Facebook page. The link led me to Ayreon, a musical project masterminded by Arjen Anthony … Continue reading “Like symphonic metal, War Of The Worlds and Tubular Bells had a baby.” ~ Ayreon’s new single, ‘The Day That The World Breaks Down’