This weekend marks 30 years since HMS Warrior 1860 opened to the public at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard — and my pa, Harry Diamond, was there to watch her arrival from the top of Warrior House on the Hard!Read More
Lauren looks back on her highlights of a long weekend of memory-making at Isle of Wight Festival 2017, including Mexican food trucks, giant Rubik’s Cubes, and high-fiving Bastille.Read More
Talented local writer and blogger Emily Priest paid a visit to the Love Southsea Market at the beginning of the month and wrote about the food that was on offer!Read More
We asked Portsmouth South’s candidates in the June 8th snap general election to describe in 200 words or less why the people of Portsmouth and Southsea should vote for them. Here are their responses, ordered by quickest response to most recent response.Read More
Jon Brown, resident movie critic at Portsmouth radio station Express FM, sat down with three-time Olivier award-winning British stage and screen legend Roger Allam and wonderful film director John Jenks to talk about their latest project: a film adaptation of comedy icon Stephen Fry’s brilliantly funny novel, The Hippopotamus.Read More
Sunbathing’s not for everyone! I’m not a fan — it’s not good for your skin, and I get quite bored of laying around! So rather than no bronzed skin altogether, I opted for a high-quality spray tan at The Beauty Retreat in Old Portsmouth.Read More
Portsmouth’s very own radio station, Express FM, offers an in-depth spoiler-free look at this week’s biggest release, courtesy of movie critic Jon Brown: Marvel Studios’ eagerly-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.Read More
I’ve tried a whole load of methods and techniques for getting my brows looking fantastic — ‘eyebrows on fleek’ is what the kids say nowadays, right? — and I ended up seeking the help and advice of an expert right here in Portsmouth. As you know, there’s nothing I love more than keeping things local!Read More
Portsmouth’s very own radio station, Express FM, offers an in-depth look at this week’s biggest release, courtesy of movie critic Jon Brown: Disney’s latest animation-to-live action adaptation, Beauty and the Beast.Read More
The first time I saw Amba was at a gig at The Wedgewood Rooms. She was on stage, I was in the crowd, in awe of her and her sister, thinking, ‘wow, these girls can sing!’ This was circa 2006. 10 years on, I’m great friends with Amba, and on a sunny but chilly day last month, I met up with her for a cake and a cuppa to dig deeper, to share this remarkable lady’s story. Amba’s life has had more ups and downs than the Skyways rollercoaster at Clarence Pier! So grab yourself a cuppa and let me take you into Amba's world for a while.Read More
Samo — high achiever in education, distinction in fine art, and a tattoo artist with a big story to be told.Read More
I’ve got a concession in South Coast Emporium on the corner of Elm Grove, where there’s an eclectic group of different traders all selling beautiful gifts. One of these traders is Missing Chopper — their stand is incredible.
Missing Chopper make large circus-esque lights, ranging from words through to symbols like anchors and hearts. I needed to know more about the brand, so I got in touch with founder Nina Burras, a #GirlBoss beaut living on Hayling Island. Grab a coffee and read her remarkable story here.Read More
When my first daughter was born, my husband bought me an aquamarine ring, as her eyes were blue, so when daughter number two came along, named Ruby, she kept nagging me to get a ruby ring!
So with all this in mind — and with Ruby now aged 12! — I commissioned Charlotte Cornelius to make me the impossible: a ring designed by my three children which I can wear every day.Read More
Wow, it’s been 144 hours since my last cup of coffee! A big thankyou to whoever invented cherry tea!
I am on the Changes Clinic pro-forma diet challenge for seven days — I had to eat only what they gave me, closely watched by their in-house doctor, Dr. Vincent.Read More