In This Year

Obviously, not everything that I encounter and experience can claim a blog post of its own. However, that does not mean that they should go unremembered. This page aims to prevent exactly that from happening, by standing as a record of that which has not otherwise been recorded. Each year will be split into a number of lists (books, films, etc.) and only things that I have encountered for the first time in said year will be included.



  • All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
  • The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  • Sumitra’s Story – Rukshana Smith
  • Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  • Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  • Room – Emma Donoghue
  • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi


  • La La Land
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Danish Girl
  • Lincoln
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Heathers
  • Finding Dory
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Pet
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Sing
  • Victoria and Abdul
  • Dirty Dancing
  • It


  • Leeds
  • Swansea
  • Durham
  • Liverpool
  • Vienna
  • Salzburg
  • Zurich

Noteworthy places/ events

  • Audley End House and Gardens
  • The Old Operating Theatre
  • Tate Liverpool
  • The Walker Gallery
  • Cereal Killer Café
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Stephansdom
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Mozart Haus
  • Mozart and Strauss Concert at the Kursalon
  • Belvedere Palace / Gallery
  • The Sound of Music Tour (Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Lake District, Mondsee chapel, Mirabell gardens)
  • Salzburg Museum
  • Salzburg Festival (screening)
  • Mozart Birthplace
  • Train through the Arlberg Pass (Austrian and Swiss Alps)
  • Legally Blonde at Bristol Hippodrome
  • The Luna Cinema (Queen’s Square, Bath)
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
  • Chartwell House gardens