The Great Penguin Bookchase Boardgame

Tiny books with book covers

Until procrastination on instagram led me to watching Jen Campbell‘s story one day, I had no knowledge of the existence of The Great Penguin Bookchase game. But the minute I saw it there was an impression of it on my mind that resulted in me scouring the internet to find a copy of it. Unlike […]

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

This book took me a number of weeks, maybe even months, to get through. Unfortunately this book was an incredible drag, despite the plot having so much potential, because the writing style stopped a reader from being able to dive in properly. Finding out that Kate wants to enter a deadly race on the beach […]

The Day I Went To Crystal Palace Beer Festival

Crystal Palace Beer Festival - the pitch with the big screen for the FA Cup with sun beaming down onto it. 2017.

When Crystal Palace Beer Festival tickets went on sale there was a real chance that we would end up going along and watching the FA Cup with a sombre attitude as Palace found themselves relegated to the Championship. Luckily between purchasing the tickets and the day coming around the season was just about saved and […]

Olympics Day Twelve: Get On Your Bike And Run For Your Lives

After two gruelling days of events the decathlon athletes will be dragging their tired and aching bodies towards the line of the 1500m to finish the event off in the evening session of track and field alongside a variety of sprints, hurdles and field finals. It is also the start of the slightly less testing, […]

Olympics Day Eleven: Semi-Final Football And A Bucket Load Of Medals

After the drama of rain bouncing around in the Olympics stadium last night to cause a delay in proceedings for all the track and athletics final the participants in today’s events will be hoping to be able to take to the starting blocks and field areas on time and get through everything cleanly and safely. […]

Olympics Day Ten: Mammoth Swims And High Hurdles

After the events on the track last night, not only of Bolt winning but Niekerk’s World Record in the 400m, it might be a little difficult for anything to top that today in general Olympic sporting terms. But today we go from the women’s road marathon yesterday to women battling it out in the open […]

Olympics Day Eight: Rowing Concludes And Heptathlon Ends

Going into day eight, possibly one of the biggest days for medal chances for Great Britain, the team start third place on the medal table with seven golds, nine silvers and six bronzes. Today sees the last day of the rowing regatta, men’s quarter-final football matches and a whole variety of athletics plus a stack […]