The Truth Behind Daruma Dolls and Why You Should Get One

It’s a new year and, like every year, people are making resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, take up a new hobby or whatever. However, how many times have we actually fulfilled a New Years Resolution?  5,000 miles away in Japan, they have a solution for kick-starting motivation and getting jobs done, and it comes … Read moreThe Truth Behind Daruma Dolls and Why You Should Get One

6 of THE BEST and WORST Hangover Cures from Around the World

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Today is New Year’s day, the 1st of January, the first day of the new decade, 2020 and on this momentous day how will most of us be feeling?  Hungover.  The after-effects of last night, New Year’s Eve, are still upon us – headache, nausea, body ache etc. – and many of us will be … Read more6 of THE BEST and WORST Hangover Cures from Around the World

Proud and Wanting More – The Mudlarks Cruel Britannia Album Review

Portsmouth, as a city, has always been brimming with lyrical talent. With local festivals such as Icebreaker, Southsea Fest and Victorious, you don’t need to look hard to find an eclectic mix of gifted musicians. From acoustic covers to psychedelic rock bands, Pompey seems to have it all and, like snowflakes, no two bands are … Read moreProud and Wanting More – The Mudlarks Cruel Britannia Album Review

The Perfect Summer Companion – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner…So Far Album Review

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When I first heard Newton Faulkner, I was still in school and had just bought the new Now That’s What I Call Music C-D. I remember it was summer and I played Dream Catch Me on repeat. It was, and still is, a beautiful song and filled me with this brimming sense of hope. Listening … Read moreThe Perfect Summer Companion – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner…So Far Album Review

Poem – Ode to The Boy I Lived With

When we started, we loved like fireworks – vibrant and spontaneous beautiful perhaps – but it died quickly, fizzled out in moments to leave darkness and coldness behind. And a want for more to happen knowing nothing would. Yet we waited and waited, for months upon months, and tried to make colour from the night … Read morePoem – Ode to The Boy I Lived With