Meeting Alan Lee and Three Generations of Love for Tolkien.

On rainy days, moments when I wasn't outside playing and the hours before bed when I was little I'd occupy myself with some of my mum's books on mythology, faeries and giants. One book stood head and shoulders above the rest for me: Alan Lee and Brian Froud's 'Faeries', I'd happily lose myself in the… Continue reading Meeting Alan Lee and Three Generations of Love for Tolkien.

Writing on Wednesdays #5

INTERRUPTING USUAL BROADCASTING.  PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT.  At approx 4:30 pm GMT strange atmospheric phenomena began to manifest in the skies above cities and towns all across the UK. It is now 5:30 pm and the purple, ultraviolet lights in the sky do not seem to be letting up. Mina Amari is in London where she… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #5

Escaping Into The Countryside: Another Trip to Goathland, North Yorkshire.

Myself and my boyfriend, Jordan both believe it is extremely important to our lives and wellbeing to get back to nature and immerse yourself in the wilderness. Most young working people and post grads live in cities and highly built up, populated areas, it can feel like it's impossible to find the time to really… Continue reading Escaping Into The Countryside: Another Trip to Goathland, North Yorkshire.

Writing on Wednesdays #4 

You are a small village, located in the south of England. Secluded, safe, you can't see into the shadows. We are in the shadows, behind the tree line, we are the wolves, red on our lips, we are hungry and it's your blood we're after.

On The UK General Election a Week Today. 

Choices are a part of our lives every day.We cross the road, we decide to follow one path instead of another. Consequently our world forms and is built around that choice. Our reality moulds around it. Choices have the ability to create worlds. Right now there are people who have had their choices taken away… Continue reading On The UK General Election a Week Today. 

Writing on Wednesdays #3

*WARNING: this short story has some sensitive content that may trigger/upset some readers* When June was 7 she decided to run away. The month was June and she knew it was time, because June was her name and June was the month. On the first of June, she collected her most important items in a… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #3

Discovering Durham: aka The Cutest Place in The North.

Myself and my good friend, Annie (also work colleague check out her Insta here) have itchy travel feet at the moment, something I've been feeling since returning from Budapest in November last year. So, to satiate the need a little we decided to take a day trip to somewhere in the UK and the North… Continue reading Discovering Durham: aka The Cutest Place in The North.

Change of scheduled weekly post this weekend.

You might have noticed that I didn't post Writing on Wednesdays this week, and that is because I have been busy spending my time off this week doing cool things! So, this Saturday I will be posting/blogging about my trip to Durham with my friend Annie, pushing back the post on Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and… Continue reading Change of scheduled weekly post this weekend.

Self-care Days: A Lesson In How to Be Kind to Yourself. 

When you're working a fair amount it can be really easy to let days off disappear into a blur of lethargy and laziness. BUT, as I mentioned briefly in my New Years post, this year I made an aim to make more use of my time, in any way that benefits my life, look after… Continue reading Self-care Days: A Lesson In How to Be Kind to Yourself. 

Writing on Wednesdays #2 

From the one you throw stones at when I sit on your garden wall.   Hi from the street. This is my kingdom. The trash laden back alleys, full of forgotten toys, thrown away by children who got something better last year for Christmas. Once I might have had a home, a vague memory of somewhere,… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #2