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A galaxy far far far away…Star Wars in South Africa with Travelstart

There is something about Star Wars – it could be the intricate fantasy world, or the loveable complex characters, or perhaps even the nostalgia surrounding it – but this franchise seems to grip and transfix audiences no matter the age, background or gender. I began my Star Wars journey a couple of years ago, rushing to watch them all before The Force Awakens was released and I tasted the kool-aid in all it’s force glory. I am a fantasy fan, world building is my jam, and in many ways I understand how G.R.R Martin can get lost in his own world (but dammit that we need that new book already!?!)....

Bridget Jones, Anne Elliot and the Allure of the Older Singleton

I recently finished reading Persuasion by Jane Austen, and even though I have read all but one of Jane Austen’s books (Mansfield Park you elude me yet) I have found some easier to read than others, with Persuasion definitely being the easiest by far. Perhaps it is because it is the shortest of her novels, or because she spends less time teaching us about the class values of the day and more on the actual interaction between the characters but I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I wondered if it was at the point of my life that I am in that this book resonated with me so...

Why I’m Ecstatic That Emma Watson is the New Belle

A lot of time, your dream cast for a well known role rarely works in your favor, but there are those special moments when it seems like the moon and stars collide and one inspirational human gets cast as one inspirational female character, and such was it with the announcement that Emma Watson will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live action Beauty and the Beast....

Top 5 Female RomCom Role Models

You don’t have to look far to find the criticism against female heroines such as Bella Swan or Anastasia Steele, and I find myself agreeing with a lot of the arguments. Even though books and films such as Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey are entertaining to the masses, they are still influencing young women that indulge in them. ...

Top 5 Teen Movies

I have an undeniable love for teen movies, I don’t care how many people tell me how shallow they are or how it provides no intellectual stimulation, it has catchy lines, hot people and adorable clothes, and many times an important lesson. This top 5, I list my favorites, the ones that I just can’t stop watching, that could cheer me up on the darkest of days and continues to steal my heart. There are many many more that I adore, and perhaps I will revisit this list again, but right now,  these are the 5 that stand out astimeless classics:  ...