Gig review: Levellers 'Beautiful Nights'.

Band: Levellers
Venue: Doncaster Dome, Doncaster
Date: Thursday 3 December 2015
Support: Ruts DC, Dreadzone

It's no secret that the Levellers are my favourite band of all time.  For years I struggled with the notion of having a 'favourite' band as my musical taste evolved and developed so much, I simply couldn't choose.  I was introduced to the Levellers at an early age; raised by environmentally and socially conscious parents, how could I not, for the Levellers stand for so many of these concepts, from their song lyrics to their personal backgrounds.  I think the Levellers was one of my first gigs as a child.  Since that time I've seen them live on numerous occasions and always felt assured by the memory (and thought) that each gig is special, enjoyable and they always deliver.  Better still, every year they hold their own festival Beautiful Days in the gorgeous Devon countryside, taking festival goers back to a better time when festivals were about good music, an enj…

Update & Lush face mask review

Hello there!

Sadly I've not had much time to blog that much as life has been a little hectic and busy for the last year (hence the date of the last post) but I'm hoping to transform this blog into a variety of outlets, for product reviews, political views and discussions, gig reviews, environment news and animal rights news.  The first post is a lighthearted and relaxed one, reviewing a Lush product I've bought recently in the skin care department!

Now, I have not always been blessed with the best skin, which is a bit of a nightmare sometimes, I have combination, spot-prone and sensitive skin.  As you can imagine, skincare can be a minefield at times. 

I am a big lover of Lush products.  100% vegetarian (a lot of their stuff is Vegan too) and fits in with my ethical stance as a!

I went on a trip to Hereford with my mum recently and we decided to stop off in Lush.  I've tried a few of their fresh face masks but I noticed a rather pretty pink mask called …

Mockingjay Part One: Film Review.

Release Date (UK): 20/11/2014
 Rating: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Phillip Seymour-Hoffman, Julianne Moore.

Caution: Contains spoilers for the other books and films.  When I started reading the Hunger Games back in early 2010, I never imagined it would produce a set of blockbusting films in the subsequent years to come.  Not to say it wasn't worthy of a book to film deal, the story, characters and plot are incredible; I just didn't imagine it.  I remember being recommended the book by a fellow book blogger, Sophie, on one of her mailbox posts and I was thoroughly intrigued.  A book about the future, a book about a dystopian society where inhabitants are split into districts, serving a power-hungry and oppressive capitol. A book about a society which makes young 'tributes' fight in a dangerous and televised battle to the death?  
So, three books and two films later; here we are.  Whilst I did enjoy the first two films, The Hunger Games and Catching…

Lushy goodness: Lush mini-haul.

One of my favourite brands of bathing, skincare and haircare is Lush.  I absolutely adore most of their products. I love the fact that their vegetarian and partly vegan and they don't test on animals.  Here's a cheeky mini-haul and part review of what I got from Lush this week.

 Firstly, I wanted a natural moisturiser that was a bit lighter, I've been using Soap and Glory's Sugar Crush Body Butter (the scent is amazing) but it feels a bit heavy on the skin for an every day use.  I tried a bit of this in the shop and the scent is sweet but subtle.  I tried it when I got home and it feels really light on your skin and the scent lasts all day.  I found this ideal in a moisturiser.  It's £12.95, so a tad pricey for every day use but like most things with Lush, you get what you pay for, and this is divine; it's vegan too.  
I also bought a Rose Jam bubbleroon but I used half of that in the bath last night.  This smells like my all-time favourite Lush scent of the s…

The trip of a lifetime.

In February of next year I will be embarking on my first lone travel experience.  I've travelled to different countries in Europe and various cities in the UK; but this will be my first trip outside of Europe.  I'm embarking on what is essentially the trip of a lifetime.  It's expensive and has taken some careful, regimented planning on my part.  But I feel it will be totally worth the effort.

For years I've wanted to travel.  I considered going to Nepal, India, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.  All these countries appeal to my interests.  My dream, since I was a small child, was to visit Machu Picchu.  My mum has this big, coffee table style aerial photograph book.  It was full of pictures of the incredible ancient Inca sites.  I was instantly hooked.  This mysterious, incredible place was somewhere I simply had to go.

After seeing some friends of mine travel around South America, I decided to have a think.  I'm 25 years old, I've never travelled - and these…