WORLD LITERACY DAY

Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a childs future success, more than family circumstance, beyond their parents educational backgrounds or income. Reading for pleasure has been proven to raise literacy levels which shows the immense power that books have on our education and in turn, path to success. Today is World Literacy…

HOW TO SPICE UP DATE NIGHT – PANDEMIC EDITION.

If, like me, you have been hauled up in the house since February with your significant other, then, like me, you are probably finding each other a liiiiitttlleeeee bit irritating. It is not normal, nor healthy to spend twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, in the company of another person. Most especially…

ANSWERS IN BOOKS

What are you reading right now? I have read so much this year, during lockdown I set myself a goal of completing a book a week which I have scarily managed to maintain. I have two books on the go at the moment, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Playing Nice by JP Delaney…

THE SHOW MUST GO ON

The show must go on was a phrase which was first heard in the late 1800’s in the circus. It was used after an incident such as a tiger on the loose in order to keep the patrons calm and reassured. The phrase caught on and has been used in show business ever since meaning that…

I AM A WRITER. WHO ARE YOU?

I am a writer. I have never written those words down before, not that openly, bluntly or with any real conviction. I have never been in full time employment as a writer, so how can I justify those words? How can I type them on the page? The truth is, it isn’t easy, I feel…

THE WRONG SIDE OF TWENTY

Being in your twenties is not as serene as you might think. I have just entered my twenty-sixth year. Birthdays hadn’t scared me before this one, in fact I had always found it quite bizarre when you kindly tell someone that their birthday is coming up and they say something like ooooffff don’t remind me. I…

FIVE BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMER. #BLM

Black lives matter is the statement that became the slogan that became the movement. If you are someone who reads the headline Black Lives Matter and feels like retorting ‘all lives matter‘ think twice. I fear that in saying this, you are missing the point entirely. We do not clap for the NHS on a…

THE QUARANTINE DIET

Is it just me or do you feel like you are being bombarded with weight loss adverts at the moment? Everywhere I look I see drastic slimming measures, dangerous dieting techniques or those influencers that plaster bikini pictures all over your Instagram feed and swear that their success lies solely with a branded skinny tea?…

STRANGER DANGER – THE RETRUN TO NORMALITY.

Something bizarre has happened over the last couple of weeks. Lockdown has begun to lift. This is happening across much of the country despite the warnings and red flags from all respectable scientists. Following this, we are being encouraged, no, pushed to go back to more real activities, to get back to the life we…

THE INTROVERTS HANDBOOK

I am not going to beat around the bush here, I may be in a small minority, but I have vowed to speak the truth so here goes. I bloody love lockdown. Before you unsubscribe, unfollow and tell all your friends about the crazy woman you read about this morning, let me explain. In a…