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12 facts even the biggest Harry Potter nerd won’t know

First published by Cosmopolitan October 2017 Like the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets deleted mermaid scene It might be 20 years since the first book was released, but that doesn’t mean our passion for Harry Potter shows any sign of dying out. Now, excitingly, there’s a chance to delve even deeper into Hogwarts … Continue reading

Weekender: The Best Bits of Birmingham

First appeared on Grazia Daily in November 2014 (but their website has now changed so I can’t link to it!) Weekender is Grazia’s new travel blog. Lizzy Dening will leave no stone unturned to discover the chicest breaks, hidden gems and best ways to spend 48 hours. It’s a tough job. If someone suggested indulging … Continue reading

‘Maleficent’ Is Almost Here! Here Are 5 Other Villains Who Deserve Their Own Film

Published on Grazia Daily on 28th March 2014 We could not be more excited to see bone fide sex goddess Angelina Jolie looking like a mad (albeit hot) goat in up-coming Maleficent. To celebrate, we examine five other villains we’d love to see holding their own in a feature film. 1. Cruella De Vil We’ve … Continue reading

Reading Lady: First blog for Grazia

First published on Grazia Daily on Thursday 30th January Are you a sexist reader? Is it important to read an equal mixture of female and male authors? Is your bookcase groaning with tomes from male writers? Or does gender not play any part in the type of books you like to read? These are important … Continue reading

My Funny Valentine: 6 Quirky Things To Do On Valentine’s Day

Published on Grazia Daily on January 24th 2014 Break from the wine-and-dine traditions of February 14th and consider something a bit different, whether you’re loved up or have a grudge against Cupid. Quirky is the new romantic! 1) Be a ‘cheep’ date Visit real life love birds – and more – with a trip to … Continue reading