Have you tried Modern Calligraphy?

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In the spirit of trying new things – I recently headed to the beautiful The Tartan Blanket Co. HQ for an evening workshop. In the company of my wonderful friend Jo (and furnished with a large glass of red wine) we settled down to receive an introduction to Modern Calligraphy. […]

Review: Arabian Nights

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The Lyceum is a magical theatre. The red plush seats, the traditional fireplace as you walk up from the entrance and the most beautiful ornate celling in the auditorium make it mesmerising. There is also something really special about going to the theatre in the festive season. For me and […]

5 Great Podcasts to Try

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This past summer, I’ve slowly become addicted to podcasts. Rather than running to music, I’ve been pounding the streets listening to a real crime serial. In the car, I’ve been listening to ‘mortified’ on repeat. I realise I’m late to the game in comparison with a lot of people, but […]

Edinburgh Festival Review: One Man Shoe

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Silent comedy perhaps isn’t the first thing I would think of to entertain children. I would worry they might be bored or distracted. But having heard the level of laughter emerging from the children at Jango Starr’s ‘One Man Shoe’ – I stand entirely corrected.    From the very start of […]

Edinburgh Festival Review: Oskar’s Amazing Adventures

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It’s always difficult to know whether my opinion is going to be shared by others. What if something is actually marmite? With festival reviews, I always try to look at the rest of the audience as well. Are they laughing? Are the children settled and happy? Has anyone walked out?! With […]