Category: Articles

Why Top Gun: Maverick Has Been So Successful (and What It’s Meant To Me)

“Why Top Gun: Maverick Has Been So Successful (and What It’s Meant To Me)” 14 minute read I could never understand the fascination with Top Gun. And this is the original movie that I’m talking about, which was released in 1986 when I was just 8 years old. I recall seeing it for the first…


Trinkets From My Travels

“Trinkets From My Travels” 4 minute read Since moving house a couple of years ago, I’d been using one of my spare bedrooms as a storeroom. We’ve all done it haven’t we; where the task of unpacking everything can feel so huge that we end up taking out only the essentials. Everything else ends up…


Play The Long Game

“Play The Long Game” 7 minute read I remember the first time I heard the story about ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’. And I also remember thinking about how much I wanted to be the hare, despite the fact that it went completely against the point of the fable. I mean, sure, he may have…


For The Love of Horror (and Facing Your Fears) – Manchester 2021

“For The Love of Horror (and Facing Your Fears) – Manchester 2021” 13 minute read I didn’t want to get out of bed. It was 5am on a cold, wet, Saturday morning. My alarm had sounded, the snooze button had been pressed, and I immediately pulled the duvet back over my head. Despite having waited…


The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)

“The Story of the Butterfly (and the death of DMX)” 4 minute read I was listening to a podcast recently and heard about the passing of rapper, DMX. Although I cannot claim to have been a fan as such, it was still sad news to hear given his relatively young age. I continued to listen…