I was pretty sceptical  about instagram stories at first, being a fan of a well curated insta feed and all. I've certainly never felt the draw of snap chat and a break away from the delightful square format felt messy and unstructured. Then I stumbled across a few fellow instagramers who were using stories as an opportunity for fresh creativity and ideas, one such lady is 5ft inf and i'm a big fan of her 'Animated stills'. Over on the 5ft inf blog Phillipa has given some insight into the process she uses and I've been inspired to create a few of my own, available for viewing now on the TWC instagram feed plus a few silly ones will be popping up sporadically via my own personal IG in stories.

My current favourite food blog is Lady & Pups 'an angry food blog' combining beautiful photography with great recipes and storytelling. Recipes are also offered in gram measurements which always pleases me. 

TWC friend Kenton Hall's movie 'A dozen summers' was released on DVD this week, you can order your copy here

To mark the launch of the City Festival this weekend there is an outdoor screening of The Jungle Book this evening (Fingers crossed the weather will brighten up!) You can find out more about the city festival and the events over the next week here


I'm spending a good portion of my time working in Reading at the moment, which is conveniently located for popping on a train to London for an evening. And I've been lucky enough to see two top class theatre productions as a result, in the past fortnight - one at the Old Vic and the other at the Young! 

Unfortunately I think Yerma, starring Billie Piper, is now sold out - but there's always the chance of returned tickets on the day. It's one of the most powerful productions I've ever seen on stage, and the reviews are spot-on: Billie really is fantastic as the lead character desperately chasing her desire to have a baby.

The good news is, there still seems to be seats available for Tim Minchin's re-imagining of the film Groundhog Day, as a stage musical. Very funny, very clever staging, hugely recommended. I'd happily see it again, and again, and... you get the joke.