• theatre

    Waitress Is Wonderful At The Wolverhampton Grand

    The much anticipated musical Waitress arrived at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night, and completely wowed the audience, with the cast receiving a standing ovation. Based on the Adrienne Shelly much loved cult movie of the same name, Waitress is by turn, funny, sad, bittersweet and poignant, and despite being full of cakes, pies and baking, it is never sickly sweet. Waitress is the sweetest of desserts, but with the bite of a dash of chilli thrown in for good measure. Jenna works at Joe’s Pie Diner, creating wonderful new pies and desserts every day, using recipes she learnt with her mother as a way to escape an abusive father.…

  • architecture,  Art Deco

    English Riviera Art Deco

    Like bread and butter, and Tom and Jerry, Art Deco and the seaside are a match seemingly made in heaven. Whether this is linked to the mainly white painted, or faience tiled buildings looking better on the coast, or if it is linked to the details that sometimes call to mind ocean liners (porthole style windows, smooth curves and fin details etc), there is no doubt that you find a lot of art deco architecture beside the sea. A case in point is Devon. I spent last week in the Torbay area of Devon, the so called (and pretty wonderful) English Riviera of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and found there…

  • holidays

    Packing Hacks For Families On The Move

    This Blog has been written and provided by An Post Insurance. #ad It’s been a while, but many of us are thinking about dusting off our passports, pulling the luggage out of the attic and setting off on long-awaited family holidays. Whether you’re scheduled for a beach break in sunny Spain, a skiing adventure on the Swiss slopes or a fun-filled foray along the Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll be wondering what to pack. There’s nothing worse than opening your case to find one sock and half a swimsuit, so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you do it right – and An Post Insurance have got a couple…