Sunday, 25 October 2015

China Trip 2015

From 3rd-15th October I was in China doing a charity trek for Coppafeel! and doing some sightseeing too.

The first week was spent with other likeminded people taking part in a charity trek raising money for breast cancer charity Coppafeel! The trek was along some rocky parts of The Great Wall of China, it was tough but the views were so worth it! Altogether our team of 23 have raised just over £65,000 and you can still donate here if you wish to:

This post is going to be very picture heavy as I think they speak for themseleves and no words need to be shed! Just look at the amazing views!

During the second week, we visited the Terracotta Warriors, Pandas in Chengdu and the Tombs.
It was great to see so much of China is such a short space of time!

Again, here's a couple of pictures for you to have a look it!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Looking for a nice cocktail bar in Soho, London?

Out in Soho, London? Sick of heading to your local pub or Be At One?

Then check out these 3 cool and kooky bars that will make your Saturday nights a little more extravagant!

Soho Grind

Tucked away on Beak Street at the end of Carnaby Street, this little espresso bar has a cocktail area downstairs. The only downside is that they don't have a bar license (they have a restaurant license) meaning you will have to purchase some snacks. Prices start from £1 so it's not much if your looking for nibbles to accompany your drink. The menu is short and sweet, with drinks priced around £8-9. Although the place is quiet small and dark, it's the perfect setting for a date night.


Situated in an old disused underground station, they have kept this the theme, making it a vintage tube station style. Before reaching the doors to the bar, there's a vintage underground sign post pointing you to the direction of the bar. And a tube style line map to the right of it. A gentlemen roleplays, telling you to 'come in quick and tell no-one'. This bar is top secret after all.
With a range of unique cocktails, you're bound to find something you like, whilst sitting in a Bakerloo line style seating booth. The bar is open till 1/2am on weekdays and until 3am on Saturdays.

The Arts Theatre Club

Want to do some dancing? This is the place! Cocktails in teapots and good music? Win!
Located on Frith Street, it's easy to miss but when you do find it you will be going in for a good night! You can reserve a table if there's a group of you and there is a cloakroom too. This also has a vintage/old fashioned style too which I like. The staff are all really nice and friendly which makes it more enjoyable. Drinks don't come cheap but are lovely! Deffo recommend :)

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Scorch Trials Review! (No Spoilers)

Sooooo since seeing the first film of this amazing trilogy, The Maze Runner, (I also did a review of it which you can read here), I bought and read the books instantly and I loved them!

So you can imagine my excitement when the trailer for second installment, The Scorch Trials, came out! I went to see it in the cinema a few days after it was out.

Without giving too much away, prepare to be spooked with some jumpy and terrifying scenes. This film is following on from the gladers escaping the maze and being rescued by a team of protectors. But secrets soon unravel and the gladers are yet again found escaping and fighting for their lives in this epic movie.

Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) really shows off his talent in this film, along with Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and Min Ho (Ki Hong Lee) who play the main roles in this film. Such raw talent for such young actors!

Having read the book and having something to relate it to, I am gutted the storylines didn't always follow through and some scenes were slashed. However, it was an amazing film and I would deffo see it again! It is 132 minutes long, but believe me, the time flew by and I wasn't wondering when it would finish or have a numb bum haha.

Have you seen it or read the books? What are your thoughts?

The Scorch Trials are in cinemas now!