Book Review: the Lies She Told

Book Review: the Lies She Told

Paula Johnston’s debut novel the Lies she Told is a wild ride – think Love Island but way more conspiriorital and dangerous. Johnston’s split narrative tells the story of orphaned […]

Movie Review: Freaky 2021

Movie Review: Freaky 2021

I‘ve been so excited about this movie for ages, so it was a joy and a thrill to finally get to see it, especially after reading really positive reviews about […]

Cooking bucket list #3 – Brigadeiros!

Cooking bucket list #3 – Brigadeiros!

I bought the ingredients to make brigadeiros a few weeks ago, planning on making some the same day I made my strawberry cheesecake. Well, the cheesecake was an undertaking and […]

Film review: Nobody

Film review: Nobody

Bob Odinkirk stars in the fun and hugely entertaining Nobody, released in 2021. He is Hutch Mansel, whose background is very largely shrouded in mystery – all we know about […]

2021 reading challenge check in

2021 reading challenge check in

We’re officially half-way done with 2021 – where has it gone? This year I started a new job and, as lockdowns and restrictions are constantly easing and going back into […]

NaPoWriMo 2021: reflection

NaPoWriMo 2021: reflection

National poetry writing month April has come and gone. This years’ challenge was the same as ever: every day of April, write a poem. Work from a prompt or exercise, […]

Review: four writing apps

Review: four writing apps

Since embarking on a 9-5 and keeping up with writing for SNACK, I’ve been struggling to find time for prose. I spent weeks in the summer writing a novel that […]

A day in the life of a new PR

A day in the life of a new PR

Hello. Recent graduate of English, Journalism and Creative writing here, in her first Big Girl Job as PR Executive for Bradfords Bakers.  When I got the opportunity to apply for […]

My Mother’s Day Gift Box

My Mother’s Day Gift Box

I don’t mean to out myself as a shitty daughter, but I’m not usually one to make a big fuss over Mother’s Day. I usually forget which day it falls […]

What Journaling Does For Me

What Journaling Does For Me

What journaling does for me On the 22nd of January this year Nicola Thorp told the Metro that she was turning her ‘to-do list into a ta-da list’. The article […]

2021: my cooking bucket list

2021: my cooking bucket list

Ever since Oliver Babish started posting his recreations of amazing meals and foods from my favourite movies and TV shows, I’ve been incredibly into home cooking. I’m an ex-fussy eater, […]

Book Review: Bitterhall by Helen McClory

Book Review: Bitterhall by Helen McClory

Set for early April release, Bitterhall will be the newest instalment in Helen McClory’s bilbliography, which includes Mayhem & Death, On the Edges of Vision and of course, the Goldblum Variations. Bitterhall takes the form of a […]

How we spent our Valentine’s Day at home

How we spent our Valentine’s Day at home

Valentine’s was obviously different this year – that goes without saying. We’re used to dinner out at either a new, or well-loved restaurant with cocktails, and maybe a movie or […]

What I watched in 2020

What I watched in 2020

WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead for each show mentioned. Proceed with caution Bojack Horseman (2014-2020) What seems like years ago, Bojack Horseman came to an end. Season 6, part B went […]

2021 will be lived in books

2021 will be lived in books

I read constantly when I was younger. In the summer I’d walk to my local library a few times a week, sat in my friends bedrooms and read with them, […]

OCTOBER ROUND UP

OCTOBER ROUND UP

October is my favourite month of the year – I love the autumnal vibes of leaves turning red and brown and yellow, falling from the branches and crunching under my […]

Movie Review: Onward

Movie Review: Onward

Onward (2020) is the latest dose of proof that Pixar knows how to make some goofy shit be honestly and genuinely gut wrenchingly emotional. Directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University), […]

Movie Review: Ready or Not

Movie Review: Ready or Not

In preparation for Halloween and also getting married, I watched 2019’s Ready or Not and I really loved it! I honestly didn’t see much wrong with it and found it […]

Free Muffin

Free Muffin

An adaptation of BoJack Horseman’s episode ‘Free Muffin’, some thoughts from the not so grieving widow Beatrice Horseman Judy from supper club stopped by earlier today and told me all […]

Henna Brows at TLC

Henna Brows at TLC

As someone who didn’t know that eyebrows were a part of the face people put makeup on until I was 18, I am perplexed and amazed by all the different […]

Slime

Slime

Authors Note: before you read Slime, read its predecessors! Hydraulic Press and Industrial Shredder It’s no gone too far. No yet anywey. A’ll  tell ye when hings have gone too […]

Our wee flat

Our wee flat

On the second Friday of February this year, my boyfriend Matthew and I got the keys to our first ever place together! It was something we’d been planning for a […]

hol7ly.co.uk is one year old!

hol7ly.co.uk is one year old!

On February 3rd 2018, my new blog went live!             Hol7ly.co.uk came alive when I was in second year of university and wanted to get back into doing journalism-y things, […]

the first thing i know about journalism

the first thing i know about journalism

I studied journalism for two years and I study it still at university and the whole experience over the past five years has been a…mixed bag. The past five years, […]

Grass

Grass

In a world where traditional superpowers did not exist, Mani knew he was special.             No one in his world possessed super strength, or had the ability to take to […]

The Best Damn Cookies I Ever Did Bake

The Best Damn Cookies I Ever Did Bake

Baking tasty treats for my friends and peers is my chief source of confidence and self-esteem, so the fact that I make pretty shit cookies is a big let-down for […]

2019 – Resolutions and Goals

2019 – Resolutions and Goals

Setting New Year’s resolution is a really, really fun thing to do. Grabbing nice, lined paper with good and fine coloured pens and writing out all my goals for the […]

Laura & Lowell

Laura & Lowell

Darren and Laura were sleeping in bliss indeed, but the cosmos was scheming.

While the world slept, alternate
realities came together and mixed and matched mischievously, playing with the
lifeforms inside.

NaNoWriMo 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018

This year, thanks to NaNoWriMo, I finished the first draft of my novel! I’ve started writing countless novels, but I haven’t finished a single one. Something’s always happened and it’s […]

FFF: Riverdale

FFF: Riverdale

Summary: 2017 teen drama from the CW exploring an outwardly bright and innocent’s town descent into its true, dark nature following the mysterious death of golden boy Jason Blossom.   […]

Industrial Shredder

Industrial Shredder

Don’t get it? Read Hydraulic Press here and it will aaaaall become cleeeaaar   A’d had enough of Mikey’s shite by the time a met wee Scott, who appeared to […]

Faves Fall Flat: BASEketball

Faves Fall Flat: BASEketball

SUMMARY: 1998 sports comedy written and directed by David Zucker, starring South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker as two waster best friends who accidentally create a whacky hybrid […]

Cookie Clicker in2018 – 11/09/18

Cookie Clicker in2018 – 11/09/18

22 hours and 20 minutes ago I started a new Cookie Clicker game for the first time in like, I don’t know, probably a few months. Something always brings me […]

Clownin’ Around

Clownin’ Around

A love ma wee Gordy tae bits, right, so am really worried about this funk he’s gotten himself intae. He spends aw his time, lately, sittin’ aboot, mopin’, no dain […]

8/8/18 – Approaching the (first) end

8/8/18 – Approaching the (first) end

It’s taken many full to the brim and colour coordinated notebooks (that could be interpreted as being the journal of a complete madman) but I’m actually SO BUZZING to say […]