Category Archives: Reviews and Tips

Evaluations of music, film, TV and restaurants I have experienced and general life tips.

Review: Apple iTouch 6

After the horror of leaving my beloved circa-2012 iTouch 5 on a bus in Uganda, it became apparent that I’d have to invest in Apple’s latest model of the product. What a shame.

So I decided to review the iPod Touch 6 for you, and let you know whether it’s worth the upgrade.

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Sian goes ape in Bedgebury

Anyone who knows me even a little should have some idea about how much of an adrenaline junkie I am. I mean, I did a bungee jump in Central America, for goodness’ sake.

So when I (along with my bestie Becca) was offered the chance to visit Go Ape in Bedgebury, Kent and try out their Tree Top Adventure, I jumped at the opportunity, having missed that adrenaline rush as of late.

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Book reviews for 2014

So, as a number of you know, I have been set some challenges to complete for charity over the 12 Days of Christmas. Sally set me a challenge to post two book reviews: one of my favourite book I’ve read this year, and one of my least favourite.

As an English Literature student, I really appreciate this challenge: firstly because it forces me to review all of the books I’ve read this year (which is a lot, but still not enough) and secondly gives me an excuse to write about novels in a non-academic style. I haven’t done this in a while, so forgive me if they’re not very well-written… Anyway, here goes.

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A summer at Elements Studio

So at the beginning of the summer, I made a promise to myself that I would focus more on my fitness. I joined the gym, started running, and decided to try out pole fitness, which I’d always wanted to do. I knew that I’d manage to stick to my fitness plan as I’m pretty determined when I want to be, but what I didn’t know was how much fun I’d end up having at Elements Studio in Ashford.

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How to get fit over summer

I debated for a while over writing this post, in fear of looking pretentious. However, my aim as a journalist has always been to tell people things I wish that I’d been told, and honestly, I really would have liked to have read a post like this before I decided to take on the daunting task of getting fit over the summer.

Before I begin here’s a disclaimer: everything I say here is unlikely to suit everyone, so please do not take my words as gospel. I am not a fitness expert and I do not claim to be. Do not over-exercise, and make sure you listen to what your body is telling you!

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Restaurant review: Turtle Bay in Leamington Spa

On Thursday evening, I was lucky enough to receive an invitation (thanks, Jo!) to the launch night of Turtle Bay, a new Caribbean restaurant in Leamington Spa.

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