Studio Ghibli: Not just for Anime lovers

I have to admit, I am not really an anime lover. I was never into Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z as a child and I haven’t really watched any anime or read any manga as an adult. There is an exception however, I completely adore anything by Studio Ghibli. I am sure that a lot of different…

Why I’ll never get a Kindle 

So everyone and their mother seem to own a Kindle these days, and I have to admit I don’t get it. Without sounding like an old fart, I have no idea why anyone would want a ‘plasticky’ faux iPad instead of a real book. There was a lot of controversies, when they first came out,…

22 going on 12: issues when you have a baby face 

A few weeks ago my parents had guests over for drinks, and I mingled a bit as I waited for my boyfriend to pick me up. After a little while, my dad gave me a peck on the cheek and the woman stood next to him exclaimed with shock “Oh…YOU’RE Simon’s daughter”. She explained that…

How to eat Chia seeds when you hate them

Chia seeds seem to be the flavour of the month at the moment and I eat them all the time, but I have to admit when I first tried them I thought I was going to die. Chia seeds are not so much an acquired taste, but an acquired texture. To begin with, you’re just…

Why Polaroids are so popular 

In recent years Polaroid cameras and photos have become a must have, but in a world of great quality phone cameras why is this old fashioned and expensive form of photography so popular? I would argue that Polaroid photos are popular because they are so expensive. One pack of film costs around £10 which equates…

Looking like your pup is ruff: When dogs look like their owners 

Each time I’m at the dog park and hear the words: “is that one yours?” My heart sinks. Nope, I don’t own the pretty little Pomeranian, the dainty Whippet or even the sleek Weimaraner. My dog is the one manically diving head first into puddles, peeing on everything and picking up rubbish. I have to…