Meeting the King of Bling

When you think of Essex, what springs to mind? The bright orange glows of the TOWIE cast? Or possibly nineties sitcom Birds of a Feather? I’m sure there’s more than a few of you out there who could tell me a dozen “Essex girl” jokes but trust me I’ve head them all – and they’re…

Something Kinda Shoe

It’s no great secret that two of my favourite things in the world are museums and the musical stylings of Girls Aloud, so when I discovered that Southend Museum was going to display a certain object related to a certain group of chanteuses I hopped on the train and returned to my native Essex to discover…

Strollin’ Along the Pier

It’s traditional on a British Bank Holiday to travel to the seaside, to play in the sand and to enjoy the attractions and distractions that the beach has to offer. It’s also traditional that a British Bank Holiday is a grey, cold, water-logged affair. Today was no exception, and to the seaside I travelled, regardless…