ANXIETY AND ME; A CAUTIONARY TALE.

This week is mental health awareness week, in light of this I have decided to post this short piece that I have been sitting on for a while. I am not a doctor or a medical health professional so remember this when reading. I am however someone who has spent the majority of my twenties…

SPRING WRAP UP

Hey stranger. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. March and April have been very slightly busier than most of the past year. In the UK all our schools went back in March so after months of working from home, I returned to teaching. Kicking and screaming I might add. This month…

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY. PRINCESSES IN LITERATURE.

Today is International Womens Day so as a tribute to this profoundly important date in history I am thinking about literature, the representation of women within literature and how the portrayal of them particularly within children books has been severely lacking. Feminism and the fight for equality must begin with our children, with their education….

POETS FOR THE POERTY HATERS

I am that annoyingly pretentious arsehole who reads out soppy poetry to you while you are trying to watch masterchef on a Saturday evening. Most nights I will ask my boyfriend the question I am sure that he dreads each day. ‘Do you want to hear a great poem’? He momentarily lifts his head from…

FEBRUARY WRAP UP

This morning I woke up to sunshine and blue skies. Spring has sprung and I am here for it. We have a May shaped light at the end of a very long year. Congrats everyone, we made it. Here are my February reviews and recommendations to take you in to the new season. Hope that…

FREEDOM

I want jetlag. I want long laborious transfers. I want crooked neck and cramp from economy seats. I want powdered eggs and instant coffee on a tray. I want sticky leather stuck to sweaty backs. I want sunburn. I want to moan ‘are we there yet’. I want liquids in a sandwich bag. I want…

JANUARY WRAP UP

Well thank god that is over. January has felt like the longest month in history. It is an extraordinarily dull month at the best of times, thirty one days of dreary, drizzly English weather accompanied by the infamous post-Christmas slump. This year we have also had to endure lockdown 3.0 so to top everything off…

NEW YEAR…NEW NOTHING

I am someone who always writes a list of resolutions for January the first, often these little lists sit abandoned and gathering dust by February the first but I like to have them anyway as sign of good intentions and organisation as the New Year arrives. This year I didn’t write anything. I didnt even…

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS…

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW IT IS DECEMBER TOMORROW?! Despite doing decidedly very little this year, the months seem to have passed us by in a flurry of banana bread, Zoom and socially distanced walks. I feel like it was Christmas 2019, lockdown, a few weeks of summer and then somehow we have…

NON-FICTION NOVEMBER

I will read absolutely anything. I love getting recommendations from friends,family, bookstagram or seeing what my favourite authors are reading as that is normally a pretty good indicator I will like that book too. My preference is and always will be fiction because it is a greater escape from reality and that is one of…