The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

This book sees the style of the Sherlock Holmes stories change a little as they become shorter and more like novellas instead of it being one book to a story. It works rather well as it allows for plenty of detail but keeps each story fast paced. It is done in a way that gives […]

Forest & Shore Hair Oil*

Glass bottle with hair oil inside

My hair has a lot of length to it and no matter what shampoo and conditioner I use as soon as the weather starts to become a little warmer and more Spring/Summer like my ends dry up and start to feel a little bit like straw. The straw feeling is really annoying because when the […]

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Last year The Glass Castle was turned into a film. Whilst I haven’t watched the film this is certainly the sort of memoir, and writing style, that greatly lends itself to being adapted. In many ways it seems surprising that it took from publication in 2006 to 2017 for a film adaptation to happen. The […]

The Sign Of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

This Sherlock Holmes series has really sucked me in and I found myself returning promptly and ploughing through the second book. It was a great series to read when I attempted it a number of years ago and really wanted to get stuck into it again and stick with it. The Sign Of Four is […]

Mud, Tooting

Cooked food from Mud, Tooting

I wanted to go to the Mud in Boxpark, Croydon but never actually got around to it before it closed and returned to just having the proper shopfront in Tooting. Luckily my hospital happens to be in Tooting and my appointments are usually done with just enough time to get sitting on a bench in […]

A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study In Scarlet

It has been several years since I first picked up this book and I actually worked my way through half of the eight books that I have back then but given it was such a long time there was part of me that just wanted to start again from the beginning. As I had read […]

Under A Mackerel Sky by Rick Stein

Under A Mackerel Sky

I love seafood to both cook and eat so often enjoy watching and reading Rick Stein recipes and as a result I picked up a copy of his memoir Under A Mackerel Sky. I knew it was a bit of a long shot as good food, recipes or understanding of ingredients does not make for […]