Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Briefs: Close Encounters - a review.

I was lucky enough to see Briefs: Close Encounters live in London’s Leicester Square Spiegeltent last Sunday 11th of November. 

Basically, I read the words ‘drag’ and ‘burlesque’ and I was 100% in.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

I just eat plants now.

At the beginning of this year, I finally went ‘full vegan’. After an actual lifetime of being vegetarian (no, that doesn’t mean I ate fish) and 2 years dairy free, I finally took the plunge and gave up what little animal products remained in my diet in order to transform into a 100% all-green plant-based 'Vg' Human. (Like the Hulk, but a bit nicer.)

(Photo: Erin Veness)

Friday, 2 November 2018

Recent Reads: the 37th, 38th and 39th of 2018.

I have read a mad mix of books, lately. I am definitely still loving not having to stick to a schedule this year – I’m just trying to not buckle under the pressure of proofs, now! But I must ask you readers… should I employ a loose reading routine next year? Maybe a gentle one, like ‘one non-fic per month’ or something? If you have any ideas, send ‘em my way via Twitter or in the comments below, pretty please.

Right, let’s get into this… 

Saturday, 27 October 2018


My name's Grace. 

I don't ship Rory or Lorelai with any of their respective boyfriends any more, I am really feeling the moon lately, I think ‘The Good Place’ is a unique and genius creation, I’m almost finished catching up on the ‘Gilmore Guys’ podcast and idk what I’ll do when it’s over, living in a flat all alone is my dream, a typical shopping spree for me is going nuts all up in the Ohh Deer sale, waiting on invoices sucks so hard, developing inappropriate crushes is my super power, it’s finally whisky weather again and I am here for it, I only give a tiny percentage of a sh*t about Halloween but I am really excited for a ‘proper’ Christmas this year. 

Only one of my eyebrows currently works, but people assure me they don't notice. I have had 5 major surgeries in 4 years, and I'm just about done.  

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

'Dein Perry's Tap Dogs'; a review.

Oh hey, my theatre-loving babes! I am BACK!

That’s right, this gal is once again hitting the big smoke’s most fabulous theatres to see some shows and review the sh*t outta them. And we’re starting with a bang – or rather, a series of bangs, taps, slams and snaps – because the other night I was lucky enough to catch ‘Tap Dogs’ just as it landed in the Peacock Theatre!

(Photo: Peacock Theatre)

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

What I got up to in recovery...

I was once again blessed with a sweet bit of recovery time recently, and when I wasn’t asleep or in horrendous pain, I got a lot done while also relaxing to the max. Here are some of my accomplishments while I was healing after my reconstruction… and I promise they get better the further you scroll… 

(Photo: Erin Veness)
(dress and earrings from JOY)

Saturday, 13 October 2018

You playin'?

Funny story, that’s really not that funny – I actually began writing this blog post in the summer last year, and have had the document sitting on my desktop, staring at me accusingly, ever since. The truth is, the urge that inspired me to write it I couldn’t hang on to, because it was so toxic and sent me into a horrible spiral. 

There has been a lot of scandal in the news in the past year, to say the least. In fact, I think the more appropriate term would be ‘a sh*t ton’. Obviously there have been a great deal of women bravely speaking out about being wronged by powerful perverted men, hideous accusations hurled around the House of Commons, and even more pay gap shockers (seriously, folks. It’s 2018. Whut?). I have felt moved by all of these things, in good ways and in bad. However, for some reason, it’s a very silly and much littler thing that’s reignited my need to write this post… 

Thursday, 11 October 2018

'Summoning her'; a creative piece.

I saw a tweet doing the rounds recently (lol, I think this is the twelfth blog post I’ve started with that little phrase) which read something like: ‘what 5 items would people have to get together in a circle to summon you?’

I took no time at all to answer with a < 280 character list, but it really felt like a creative prompt, much like my beloved ‘642 Things to Write About’ books. So, here’s a little creative piece to go with it… 

(Photo: Erin Veness)
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