The summer is drawing to a close (or perhaps it has already drawn and I am in denial), and my final year at UCA officially starts next Friday. Over the summer I have been volunteering at my local library, helping children with the Summer Reading Challenge (basically, the kids get stickers for reading books over… Continue reading Summer Library Volunteering
2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen. As a self-confessed Janeite (noun. a Jane Austen mega-fan and/or obsessive) it only seems fitting that I should do a blog post chronicling the reasons I love not only her novels, but Jane herself too (and why you might, if you haven’t read her work).
Today, as I was pootling along in the back of my aunt’s car, I got an email through on my phone; one of my poems (a free verse piece called ‘Wade’) is going to be published in a new poetry magazine called Eye Flash! This is really exciting for me, as I’ve never been… Continue reading In Print
Hello there, Mind the door, Welcome to The Last Book Store. Sure, There are cockroaches In our classics, And our travel section Has a termite problem (Not to mention our Peeling poetry Or Festering thrillers) But, shush, can you smell it? That dusty-vanilla fragrance Of adventures Still to come, Or a million lives… Continue reading The Last Book Store
i. Hello, soul, don’t be afraid. I am she you sing of – the flame-haired mermaid. ii. Hello, friend, here, have a pearl. Shine it up, don’t share – don’t give it to a girl. iii. Hello, boy, why did you lie? Others have been looking – and they don’t look nice. iv. Roll up,… Continue reading The Little Mermaid
This Bank Holiday weekend, as is written into ancient and unbreakable lore, I have been DIY-ing . . . if you can call assembling an IKEA flatpack DIY. In this post I want to share with you the fruits of my labour – my new bookshelf!
My life might be chaos, but at least it has some semblance of being organised chaos. As an anxiety-sufferer, writer, and student, I find to-do lists super helpful in many aspects of my life. Here is why I – and you should – use to-do lists.