Like me, you may have forgotten just how good an actor Colin Firth actually is. Believe it or not, there is so much behind the man than his famous role as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Firth is in fact a phenomenal actor who is able to take on the role of the main protagonist Donald Crowhurst and gives him more of an edge. If I be completely honest, Firth may have been the wrong casting for such a role as the real Crowhurst looked physically weaker in comparison comes across as much more vulnerable. However, you can’t help but hope that Firth’s depiction of this troubled and tragic figure can some how turn around the tragic ending.
Note to self. You really shouldn’t go shopping or out to eat when you’re starving as it means you’re order the entire menu and don’t leave any ample space for dessert. (I guess you live and you learn!). However, once you venture into the Japanese eatery Machiya; you will understand just why I wanted to eat it all.
Machiya is named after townhouses that once defined the Kyoto cityscape. It is a restaurant and a bar combined and is the perfect setting for day or night dining.
I headed down to Machiya along with In-spire LS Magazine’s Creative Director Katie Ryan to sample what they had to offer and was left completely satisfied with what the eatery had to offer.
In terms of the building itself; Machiya is very compact and you can’t help but feel cramped as it is a popular food spot and is always filled with people. This evening was no exception. We were led to our seats which was situated midway in the building and were packed quite tightly to the seats on either side. However, it was easy to forget this once we had a look at our menu.
Yogesh Datta, Proprietor and Head Chef of The Painted Heron in Chelsea, is launching a new concept on the former site, with plant-based dishes taking centerstage and responsibly-sourced food and sustainability at its heart for late January 2018. After recognising a need for an Indian restaurant that could cater to a more health conscious clientele, Datta has created a totally new ethos for the menu. Modern and welcoming with a stripped-back décor, the reformed emphasis at the newly-named TPH of Chelsea will draw inspiration from the Indian subcontinent.
Being able to drive is much more than just being able to get from A to B quickly and being dry when you get there. Having the ability to drive gives you a level of freedom you may not have experienced before. As exciting as that prospect is, many people find the prospect of learning to drive extremely daunting.
If you are going to be starting your driving lessons in the near future, then these 5 tips will get you well set up on the road to becoming a confident driver and are an excellent place to start you journey to independence.
Over the years I have witnessed cliché cycles within my field of work, which become popular and are regurgitated across the public speaking circuits, pulpits, conferences and eventually make their way around peoples social media streams and timelines. They die out, new ones take their place, and eventually they become popular again in season. One such saying is “Speak it into existence”. Books like ‘The Secret’ and many others speak on The Law of Attraction and the notion that you can create your life with the content that you give the world through the power of your words. Some use the term ‘karma’, others ‘what goes around comes around’, others believe in the power of affirmations, and some are just superstitious.
When I considered the power that our words contain, I wasn’t too interested in how our words impact tangible things, like a persons feelings, or a response driven statement, I was rather interested in what actually happens when I speak, even if I am all alone and can only bear witness to my own words. I look at my own faith and my understanding that God spoke and created the world. By speaking He called things into existence. When God created man and woman, He created us in His image and gave us dominion over the earth. He endowed us with a power to “speak”. So does this mean that if I say I want something, and speak it enough it will come to me? Many hold this view. However, I believe that while our words do indeed have power, our desires will not be fruitful if they are not in line with God’s will for our lives.
You don’t need me to tell you that life is full of distractions. Whether you’re at home, at work or even socialising with family and friends, we’re constantly bombarded with advertisements, messages and forms of communications. That’s not even including the presence of smartphones, computers and social media.
Many of us complain about the issues we face when it comes to productivity, and hard it is to stay inspired and motivated, even if we’re doing the things we love. For many of us, the sofa is far too enticing. However, in most cases, it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter.
Today, I’m going to talking about everything you need to know about boosting your inspiration, enhancing your motivation and taking your productivity to the edges of space.
On a cold February Tuesday night, I headed down to Thai Square in Islington to do a review. After a long day I was ready to tuck into some good food and Thai Square did not disappoint. I’ve been to Thailand a couple of times and enjoy the country, food and culture, so when I was offered the opportunity to review Thai Square I was not going to turn it down. As my sister has recently embarked on her vegetarian journey, I thought it would be great to bring her along and get her take on the vegetarian offerings.
Believe it or not, humans have sought the comfort of hot tubs for thousands of years. Archaeologists have literally unearthed remnants of public hot tubs in most major civilisations around the world. In fact, public hot tubs became popular social hot spots for the ruling elite, military commanders, and merchant princes in ancient Greece and Rome. But what is about hot tubs that make them so popular?