There is no question that Jane Austen is rooted firmly in our hearts as one of the greatest novelists of all time – not ‘among the greatest living authors’ though you understand – following a somewhat unfortunate slip of the tongue by MP, Andrea Leadsom, as she spoke in Parliament last week following the unveiling...Read More
No one who’s experienced the British railway system can deny that it’s an over priced mess; to be honest, the cost of it is my main criticism as the majority of my train journeys have been on time and uninterrupted for the most part. But it wasn’t always that way. We may not make much anymore, but...Read More
Walking to work, bored of the same old songs playing through my headphones, I browse Spotify’s New Releases for some inspiration. Scrolling past endless album covers until one catches my eye – Christine and the Queens ‘Chaleur Humaine’ – an androgynous young woman dressed in black, sits against a contrasting cream and navy backdrop, holding...Read More
Famous for being the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare’s work spans the globe, earning his work the most performed of any other playwright. His own story however, laced with mystery and clouded by the time in which he lived has made him one of the most beloved figures of our time. He...Read More
I found a letter from my fifteen year old self the other day when reading through my old notebooks. Letters you write to your future self are cute and funny when from a young child; you can smile and shake your head at how silly your younger self was, even the spelling mistakes can evoke...Read More
At Jigsaw they believe that “fashion is temporary but style is permanent” and they have certainly earned themselves a permanent place on the British high street. With timeless, elegant design-led collections, it is easy to see why they are one of our high street heroes. Since first opening their doors in Hampstead, London back in 1972,...Read More
The wait is finally over. The bakers have been busy baking, Mel and Sue have been thinking up puns and Mary Berry has been perfecting her wardrobe. It can only mean one thing; The Great British Bake Off is back! ...Read More
We can all hold our hands up and say that life is never perfect, and if it was we’d probably all be bored anyway. Because as Ronan Keating once sang, life is a roller coaster, and through all the good there is also the bad, the random, and the downright weird. Sometimes the things in...Read More
Warehouse is such a staple of British retail that it is hard to imagine a high street without it. Since opening their first store on London’s Duke Street, the high street giant has gone from strength to strength, established themselves as a global brand, and won themselves plenty of awards and accolades along the way. So what...Read More
A few years ago, my young naïve self-settled down to watch the Grand National with some family, only having just coming out of my ‘family is un-cool’ teenage mentality I don’t recall having any other previous memories of this highly popular, yearly ‘sporting event’ that my family watched. I say ‘sporting event’ reluctantly, because what...Read More
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