McDonald’s Now Serving U18s

So, it’s been and gone. The 21st of March was supposedly going to mark the date in which under 18s were not allowed to purchase McDonald’s. Was I right to assume that this was nothing more than a silly rumour and to write a post outlining this fact? Yes, I think I was very right … Continue reading

EP Review: Edd Lane (Thin Man Records) – The Sailors Escape

“Raise the sails and face the storms, when everything else fails they’ll return to port” These are just a few of the unique lyrics on Edd Lanes recently released EP – The Sailors Escape. Coming from the Westcountry (UK) this is a rare gem in terms of it being a genuinely easy to listen to piece … Continue reading

Meet The Chilis: The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Me

With news being announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame within the next few weeks, I am taken back to a time when I, myself, met the Chilis. It was the nineteenth of November 2011 and the anticipation of seeing the Chilis … Continue reading

International Hold Up: A Testament to WordPress

More and more each day, I am being shocked. Holdupnow has officially gone international! It’s astounding that a blog of this size has even been noticed here in the UK, never mind by various places across the world. This is one case in which social media has succeeded. Some of the countries that holdupnow has … Continue reading

The MoD Man

Fairly new to a business in which entire nations are affected, Oliver Hakin, an engineering technician apprentice, has given his time to answer questions about his life in the Ministry of Defence. Hakin’s started working for the MoD in 2010 although this was no easy feat. Upon seeing the apprenticeship scheme on the government’s website … Continue reading

Come Together: The Beatles And The Public

So hands up if you would like to join the magical mystery tour. My hands up. Personally, I’m a huge Beatles fan. I have to say I felt like I was the only one until recent times. The Beatles in my experience seem to be one of the few things I know to have a … Continue reading

When is your work finished?

Sitting in a university class covering how my work will be marked is quite thought provoking. Once you complete a piece of work to the best of your ability, how do you improve on it? I heard a relatively well known saying “An artists work is never finished, only abandoned”. Writing in itself is an … Continue reading