Review: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Barn Theatre Cirencester

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a play I’m very familiar with, having studied it for my GCSE drama course. So when I heard it was playing at my local theatre (Sarah Louise Hughes who plays Little Voice was phenomenal. She has a very powerful voice and was able to capture the vulnerability of the character. On the other end of the spectrum, Gillian McCafferty as Mari (Little Voice’s mother), is definitely an entertainer. She had me in stitches throughout the evening. Sadly the play finishes its run this week (on the 11th August), but if you’re local Read More…

The Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage extravaganza 2018

Last Sunday I popped along to the Gloucestershire Steam & Vintage extravaganza with my family. We go along every year and it gets bigger each time – next year we may have to make a full weekend off it as there were many displays we missed out on! The show includes a huge selection of vintage transport, such as buses and coaches, commercial vehicles, classic cars, steam engines, traction engines, motorcycles, bicycles, military vehicles, emergency vehicles, tractors and historic caravans. With a live action arena showcasing these vehicles in interactive demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend. We started off with Read More…

London Film and Comic Con 2018

Last month my family and I made our yearly trip to the Olympia Exhibition Centre for London Film and Comic con (LFCC). The event is held over three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the end of July and the highlight of the convention calendar for me. The show gets bigger every year and, in my opinion, this year’s line up was fantastic. With big names such as Jason Mamoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), Sam Neil (Jurassic Park), Meat Loaf and Steven Seagal attending the event. Along with not one, not two, but eight doctors from Doctor Who appearing over Read More…

Halloween decorations for every budget

Halloween is on its way! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’› Which, if you didn’t know already, is my favourite holiday. I love when the shops start putting their Halloween ranges out! Even more so if they do it before putting out their Christmas ranges. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha. We always decorate the house for Halloween, ever since my sister and I were children. We had both indoor and outdoor decorations, a carved pumpkin (of course) and I’ve kept up the tradition since moving out 5 years ago. Here are a few of the Halloween items I’ve found that I’m loving this year. I’ve tried to include Read More…

The Great Western Brick Show

This weekend my family and I attended the Great Western brick show at the Steam Museum, Swindon. It’s a Lego show but you’ll find no kits on display here (albeit plenty in the dealers room ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). All the Lego displays are customs! Some big, some small but all very impressive. The great thing about the Great Western brick show is the location. It’s in a steam railway museum and you get to tour the museum as you find your way to the different Lego displays, there’s also a great on site cafe selling hot and cold food and, cupcakes! Read More…

Monster Race

โ€œIf you canโ€™t run, walk. If you canโ€™t walk, crawl. If you canโ€™t crawl, find someone to carry youโ€. – Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly. In July I signed up for the Winter Monster Race in Wiltshire with some of my colleagues, where we raised money for a local children’s charity: Cirencester Opportunity Group who support children with physical and learning disabilities (you can sponsor us here, if you want to). The Monster races are obstacle course races (OCRs) and contain a range of man made and natural obstacles including climbing, crawling, carrying and wading through muddy water. The race is Read More…