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Ballie-Ballerson

Shoreditch’s a great place to hang if and when you’re in London, Ballie Ballerson especially. It has an awesome infinite ball pit bar, great for any and all parties.

If you’ve ever wanted to relive your childhood, and meet other adults who are children at heart, this is the place to be.

It is particularly great for students. At just £2 a ticket, being a student makes this a winning venue to get into (drinks excluded, obvs). Note, their student days are restricted to one Monday a month, so check before booking.

If you’re not a student, you can get in for £7.50 and then also pay extra for all drinks.

At Ballie Ballerson, the balls are most definitely in your court.

Ladies, get ready to be the Belles of the ball. Princes, get ready to be surrounded by Belles of the ball.

Speaking of ‘ball-‘, fill out the ballot on 23 May, as part of the EU election. Vote your way (after researching rights from wrongs). Thanks.

Ballie Ballerson

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Abracadabra!

Vans and HARRY POTTER collaborated to conjure up a magical collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories for witches, wizards, and muggles alike. 

Vans have announced a collaboration with Harry Potter to release a very magical range of trainers!

If you want to rep your favourite House at Hogwarts, do it with your feet.

Harry Potter fans and I will be treated to four exclusive colourways including a Sk8-Hi in Gryffindor, an Era in Slytherin, Authentic in Ravenclaw and a Classic Slip-On in Hufflepuff.

There will also be a ComfyCush Era themed one in the style of newspaper cuttings taken from the fictitious publication ‘Daily Prophet’. As a freelance journalist, I approve.

‘Wingardium leviosa’ – but to bring the release date sooner!

(Yes, I’ve read all the books 🤓📚 )

Want to sing up for updates? Click here.

If all of them end up in my wardrobe post-launch, blame Hermoine.

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The sun in the clouds, the birds in the trees, the freedom to do as we please.

The prayers in our heart, the plans in our mind, the future is ours to find.

Life knows a stumble and a buckle, but it also hears a chuckle.

Black/white, high as a kite… The choice is ours whether to fight or flight.

The hurt you’re feeling now will become the catalyst of the victory you’ll receive later.

Ray Ban

A hexagonal pair of rose tinted specs. Love.

These shades were the last in stock. I ended up purchasing the ones on display because they’re THAT beaut.

‘Photochromic’ means they lighten indoors and darken outdoors.

Thank you, Ray Ban for designing such beautiful sunglasses.

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La vie en Rose, baby. 🌹

What’s your favourite book? The one I carry with me, always.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory? Being pushed into the maths block door (which was off its hinges). It fell, broke and my pink Timberland boot flew across the playground as I stood lunging in peak superhero position with one shoe on the back foot and my sock on the front. Needless to say that was the last time I willingly wore socks. Also, Morty’s short for MORTYFIED. Almost died.

The headteacher even called me into their office and pretended to fine me for their negligent mistake of not fixing a door that was off its hinges and being pushed into it by a pubescent lad.

What are your 3 favourite movies? 9 Months and Mrs. Doubtfire have to be in first place. I cannot and shan’t choose between them. The Terminal, is a close second. Third has to be Enchanted and Night at the Museum.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Morschach, it’s paradise!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being a junior youth worker. Youngest in the UK. I was the bane of all my peers’ lives, but looking back, it was really worth it.

Who would you like to live like for a day? Beyoncé (Who wouldn’t?!)

If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would they be?
1. Annie, are you okay?
2. Who let the dogs out?
3. What does the fox say?

When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Watch a giraffe documentary.

Using one word, how would you describe your family? Sane!

What is the scariest movie you’ve ever seen? Insidious, I attempted watching it (ended up doing so through my hands) and Charlie Chaplin ended up in my backyard as my mind recreated the music scene whilst playing Sims that night in my old house.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia.

If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose? True Religion or Guess.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A police officer. I was into it so much that I got offered a chance to go camping with Met Police. Met Rozzy, a policewoman who broke her back repeatedly on the job, swore against it thereafter.

What’s your favourite day of the week? Tuesday. Have you ever truly experienced the wonders of a Tuesday? Exactly.

Who would play you in a movie about your life? Kate Middleton.

What’s your pet peeve? A tortoise that I named Peeve because I was obsessed with Ask Jeeves.