• Glamping: Relaxing Holiday Trend or Half-hearted Cop Out?

    Just in case anyone is not yet familiar with the term, ‘glamping’ basically means camping in a more luxurious fashion. View this post on Instagram Have you heard of 'astrotourism'? We're calling it one of the trends of 2019 glamping – find out more via the link in our...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I don’t know how to cure my hangover…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do you get over a hangover? Dear reader… “I’m not going to tell you that you should’ve drunk water or eaten bread before going to sleep – that’s your mum’s speech. I’m the cool Auntie, remember?” Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that...
  • Creative Corner: Winter Poem

    Frost-crisped grass, a glittering field Of upturned blades, and the distant Muffled swell of a choir singing.   Windows fogged with steam and Lights blurred behind, flashing, Pulsing, twinkling against the eye.   A brisk wind to chap the lips, Noses red, feet stamping, hands Thumping, scarfs wrapped tight....
  • Sustainability in Make-Up Products

    Additive Free. Locally sourced. Gluten Free. Vegan. Organic. We have never been more obsessed with what we put in our bodies and where it comes from, but what about the things we put on our bodies? With sustainable clothing and food becoming well established over the past few years,...
  • Iceland Advert: Too Political or just Political enough?

    Every year, as December 1st draws closer, we watch as various brands and stores battle it out with their Christmas adverts. Perhaps surprisingly, it was Iceland’s which was banned from broadcast this year, for being ‘too political’. Is this the case, and what does it say about advertising? The...
  • Creative Corner: ‘Elements’ Showcase

    This month we focused on the theme of elements. The word ‘element’ can be defined in multiple ways, be it relating to the substances; earth, water, fire, and air or as something more figurative such as the element of surprise. Our poets scope the natural, the behavioural and the...
  • Creative Corner – ‘Escape’ Showcase

    This month’s theme was escape, be it drowning yourself in music or running away to a far away land – our writers offer up an alternative to the hum drum chaos of everyday life! I long for I long for everyone I haven’t met yet, for reflected smiles on...