Looking Back: My First Pride Festival

We all have those things that we always mean to do, but we never actually get around to doing. Pride was always that thing for me… well at least until last weekend, when I finally attended my first Pride festival. In doing so I embarked on a somewhat transformative experience, discovering a sense of community and a feeling of acceptance that can only come from attending an event such as Pride. Continue reading “Looking Back: My First Pride Festival”

My Enduring Love Affair With Evita

I have a confession to make. I’m a massive, and I mean massive, musical theatre fan. Throughout my life I’ve become passionately besotted with a range of productions, from Rent to Wicked, but there’s one musical that I adore more than any other. This is Evita, the first musical I ever watched and indeed, the production which kick-started my lifelong relationship with this genre of entertainment. Sit back, relax and keep reading, as I narrated the story of my enduring love affair with EvitaContinue reading “My Enduring Love Affair With Evita”

Seven Channels You Should Subscribe To On YouTube

YouTube is to the 21st Century what television was the 20th. The rise of this innovative content sharing platform has allowed us to access more information than ever before, expanding our horizons and enriching society in the process. But with so many videos out there, it’s hard to know how to truly maximise this cutting-edge digital medium’s vast potential. That’s where I come in.

I’ve always has a vast thirst for knowledge, and with the rise of YouTube I’ve been able to indulge my insatiable curiosity to a degree I’ve never been able to before. I’m basically the expert when it comes to what to watch on YouTube, as I’m on there way too often! So utilising my considerable knowledge, here are my suggestions for seven channels you should subscribe to on YouTube… Continue reading “Seven Channels You Should Subscribe To On YouTube”

How To Meet Friends For Life In A New Place – The Meet Up App

I’ve become something of a nomad in my adult life, living all over the north of England, and I’ve encountered one significant problem every time I’ve moved to a new city. How do I meet people, form a circle of friends and lead a fulfilling social life, when I’ve moved to place where I don’t have connections or roots? The arrival of the Meet Up app into my life gave me the tools I needed to overcome this troublesome burden, allowing me to find lifelong friends in strange new places. Continue reading “How To Meet Friends For Life In A New Place – The Meet Up App”

A Millennial’s Guide To Lisbon

Cheap flights, increasing global connectivity and the popularisation of hostels have combined to make it easier and cheaper for us millennials to travel the world than ever before. Top destinations for many millennials include historic yet modern European capitals like Prague and Vienna, and as I found out on my latest holiday, Lisbon. Here’s my guide for how to navigate Lisbon as a millennial… Continue reading “A Millennial’s Guide To Lisbon”

Making My Case For Immigration

There’s one word that’s constantly in the news these days – immigration. It recently occurred to me, while watching coverage of the current ‘DACA’ debate in the US, that as a society, we have a lack of understanding of why immigration is so essential, and I believe that’s to our detriment. Drawing on my own personal experiences as a small-town boy in the big smoke, here’s my case for immigration. Continue reading “Making My Case For Immigration”

I’ve FINALLY Removed The Financial Albatross From My Neck!

Sound the horns, break out the bunting and start the parade. I’ve finally removed the financial albatross from around my neck, and repaid a loan that has plagued me throughout my 20s. I may sound over dramatic, but you have no idea how good it feels to be free of this heavy burden. Continue reading “I’ve FINALLY Removed The Financial Albatross From My Neck!”