There are some pieces of music, songs or moments within them that - if like you're like me and music is a huge part of your life - stick with you forever due to the impact it had on you in that moment. Kendrick Lamar's opener (after the intro) on his Pulitzer Prize winning album,… Continue reading Listening to ‘DNA’ By Kendrick Lamar For The First Time.
After visiting Edinburgh last year and Budapest the year before that - both for Jordan’s (my partner) birthday- in November we both decided we fancied a break when it wasn’t quite so cold. For April we flitted over Amsterdam, Oslo and even Rome but decided on Berlin, a city just as rich in culture as… Continue reading A Break In Another City Beginning With ‘B’: Berlin.
This week I thought I'd talk a little bit about that other thing I kind of do but am a little terrible at keeping up: writing a novel. Just recently Patrick Ness - one of my favourite writers - tweeted (you should 100% follow him) saying that he never writes more that 1500 words a… Continue reading (A Late) Writing On Wednesdays #9: An Attempted Novelist.
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 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