The Phoenix Festival 2018

Last weekend my family, friends and I headed into Cirencester town centre for their free annual music festival: The Phoenix Festival. A two day event held in the Abbey Grounds, Cirencester showcasing local bands and tribute artists. The festival is run by volunteers and relies solely on donations, fundraising and sponsors. Entry is free but they encourage you to make a donation when you enter or leave the site. Which we did. 🙂 This year’s headline acts were Abba and Queen tribute acts. Unfortunately I missed out on Abba as my future sister in law and a good friend of Read More…

The Geeky Girl Tag

With comic con season in full swing (got to love Summer for that!) I thought I’d do the Geeky Girl tag after reading Sarah’s answers on her blog, Raiin Monkey. So without further ado… The Geeky Girl Tag (1) What’s your must-have tech gadget? At the moment it has to be my Samsung Galaxy S7. I use it for everything; taking photos, blogging, keeping in contact with my friends and family worldwide, listening to music etc. It used to be my laptop but it’s on its last legs now and none of the USB ports are working correctly and it Read More…

California, USA trip (Part 2 of 2)

This is part 2 of a series of blog posts about my trip to California with a few friends. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Day 4 – Alcatraz We got up early and made our way into San Francisco for our Alcatraz tour having prebooked our tickets online weeks before. If you’re thinking of going I’d highly recommend booking in advance as it gets very busy! As we had some time to kill before boarding the ferry we stopped off at the San Francisco Hard Rock Cafe; I was, disappointed. The vegan and gluten free Read More…

California, USA trip (Part 1 of 2)

Following on from my last post, I’d like to mention that I didn’t sleep at all on our flight to San Francisco and had been up for roughly 15 hours by the time we landed! I felt anxious as we went through customs control worrying if they’d let me in the country, 😅 but got through very quickly. I needn’t of worried. Friday, day 1 – My first trip to Wal-Mart Arriving in San Francisco we hopped in a taxi and made our way to our hotel, Double Tree by Hilton at Berkeley Marina (the featured image – copied below Read More…

Sunshine Blogger Award

I’ve been tagged by Laura of Merkitty for the Sunshine Blogger Award (you can read her answers here). I’m more than happy to take part in this and, I think it’s the first blogger tag I’ve been officially tagged in! Also a great way to get into the swing of things after my break. So let’s get started. Sunshine Blogger Award Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog; Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you; Nominate 11 bloggers to receive this award and ask them 11 new questions; and List the rules and Read More…

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…