January 14, 2018
Magic Lantern Festival 2017

Magic Lantern Festival

The Magic Lantern Festival is a collection of Chinese lanterns, and is held annually around the same time as the Chinese New Year. The festival is held in multiple locations across the UK (including London, Birmingham, Yorkshire, Manchester, and Scotland), and ran for five weeks from the 24th Nov 2017 until 1st Jan 2018. Although I have visited the festival a few years back, I thought I’d pop along to the recent Christmas themed lantern exhibit. Held at Chiswick House and Gardens, the festival displayed a collection of luministic art by numerous different artists. There was a heap of different […]
January 14, 2018
Paradise Wildlife Park

Paradise Wildlife Park 

My close friends will already know how much I love animals (mainly the furry ones, not the reptiles so much), so this weekend Adam and I visited the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire. I stumbled across the park a few months ago, and have wanted to visit ever since. So off we went! Tickets cost £15.95 per adult / £14.30 per child, but you can save 10% by booking online in advance. Make sure you tick the gift aid box too to ensure the park can reclaim 25p tax for every £1 spent! Once through the Welcome Centre, you’ll […]
October 31, 2017

Go Banana’s At Trentham Monkey Forest

Most of you already know how much I love animals – big, small, furry – so it should come as no surprise that we made a slight detour on our way back from Wales, to visit to the Monkey Forest! It was only a slight detour, and would break up our long drive back to London, so off we went! Tickets cost us £8.50 per adult (£6.50 per child), and if you are driving, then you’ll be able to park in the large on site car park. Click here for more info on Trentham Monkey Forest. Monkey Time Located in Staffordshire, […]
October 28, 2017

Discovering Dogs In London

Calling all dog lovers!! This is a post you should most definitely read! A few weeks ago, Adam booked me tickets for a surprise day out. After some probing, the only information I got out of him was that it involved animals and I might get to pet them. This definitely sounded like a great day out, but where were we going? After numerous discussions with friends, I finally worked it out. We were going to the Discover Dogs Exhibition in London’s ExCel Centre, and I was going to meet more dogs than I could ever dream of!! Now to […]
September 25, 2017

Miami Beach Comes To London

The only umbrella in sight will be the one in your cocktail Each year the Backyard Cinema team come up with a new concept for their pop up cinema, and this summer they bought Miami Beach all the way to South London. Over a short few months, the team host a series of films in a themed setting. Previous events have taken me to the cobbled streets of Camden (add photo) for their Camden Film Festival in 2015, to a central London church in Baker Street for a special screening of Romeo & Juliet in 2016. This summer the team […]