This Week We Have Been

… wishing we were off on holiday so we could have a good reading binge on the new Donna Tartt novel, The Goldfinch. This highly anticipated third novel from the cult author of The Secret History has had great reviews and is billed as a ‘triumph’ and ‘extraordinary work of fiction. We can’t wait to add it to our kindle and cram in as much reading on the tube as humanly possible!


…getting stuck into The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. It focuses on Frank, a young boy living in a remote Scottish village with his unconventional family, causing him to turn to strange acts of violence to vent his frustrations with life. This dark gothic tale is horrifying yet compulsive and has already got us hooked!


…spending a week in sunny North Yorkshire. Our week mainly involved taking the dog for a walk, cosy Sunday roasts, plenty of cups of tea – as well as a wander around Leeds’ new shopping space Trinity – marvellous.


…invited to ‘enter stranger’ and step back in time to the world of adventure created at Knightmare Live at Bloomsbury Theatre. Based on the popular 1980’s TV show, this one-off live immersive event, which started off at the Edinburgh Festival, gave brave visitors the opportunity to travel the paths of the Castle of Confusion. The experience involved wearing the Helmet of Justice, solving riddles, casting spells, battling monsters and dodging death dealing obstacles with the ultimate aim to beat Lord Fear and his minions. A surreal, funny and deeply nostalgic night out, we’re hoping more 80’s shows get a comeback on stage – imagine a live Mallets Mallet or Crystal Maze!


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