ANNIE. To kick off this series I decided to sit down with my friend and fellow vintage shop colleague, Annie, on one of our many chill days together, talk about weird stuff, some stories that she had thought of and ask her some questions about them. (All the following stories are slightly paraphrased from a… Continue reading Speaking Above The Torch #1
INTRODUCTION. This blogpost series comes from my sustained interest, fascination and obsession with all things unexplainable, supernatural and weird. These posts will follow the following layout: -A brief introduction to the person/s and stories in focus. -Up to three stories from that person/s. - A short interview followed by my thoughts on the topic, possible… Continue reading Introduction to ‘Speaking Above The Torch.’
From a short distance it looked like an installation. Someones forgotten works, from long ago, a hollow frontage, a canvas for some kids to tell a story on. The windows, once openings to gaze through, were filled in, replacements, clumsy and childlike were scrawled over the boards. Some had plants on the windowsill, another had… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #7
'From the National Radio Alliance and Minnow Beats Whale, it's The Black Tapes Podcast, I'm Alex Reagan.' And just like that and with the first 'I'M DOING IT AGAIN' I fell in love...With Alex (haha). But in all seriousness, and 'full disclosure, I love ghost stories' so this podcast is as they say, just my… Continue reading Oh My Lord Here’s a Just Reward: The Black Tapes Podcast and The Never Ending Fascination With The Darkness In Theology and Mythology.
Sometimes, I wonder if the universe is watching, cradling my fate like a nurturing mother, looking on with plans beyond my comprehension, holding all the good things that are yet to come, close to her heart, like a winning hand, ready to make up for all the pain. But when I stare up at those… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #6
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.
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
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.
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.
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.