Yes. No. Two short words that have the power to control what happens in your world and the world around you, and alter peoples’ perception of you. Whilst we use these words as part of our daily vocabulary, we do not often consider the stigma attached to them as they become not just positive or negative confirmations,… Read More Yes or No?
Nineteen Eighty-Four. Brave New World. We. Fahrenheit 451. Classic dystopian novels, through which authors engaged with their readers by depicting worlds that were not only visions of some distant, sci-fi future, but futures that were not actually all that unimaginable, with themes firmly rooted in the political, economic and social tensions of the 20th century.… Read More Dystopia – are we there yet?
Hello everyone, A bit of a different style of blog post for me today, to say thank you to the lovely Cluster of Stars for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog award! I have been keeping up my blog now for over a year, and have really enjoyed the process of developing my writing skills and joining… Read More One Lovely Blog Award
I am imperfect. A restless spout of tiny words tells me so. I am inconsequential and incapable Of creating That thing that feels so certain in my mind, sometimes. Like how can I get to that place When I don’t know where it is and Will I know if it’s the right place… Read More Imperfect
Nobody likes you when you’re 23… …And you still act like you’re in freshman year, what the hell is wrong with me? TUNE. Where is my phone? Where is my hair bobble? Where are my shoes?! Why don’t I listen to Fuse ODG more often? He’s great. Wow I’m quite old actually. I’m almost 10… Read More 23 thoughts at 23
There is something a bit more concrete about writing down your hopes and wishes rather than just having them floating around the ether of your own mind. So here goes, my list of promises to myself for the year 2017. Keep a journal – even if it’s just a line a day. You used to be… Read More New Year’s Resolutions
“Who do you think you are?” is the BBC hit programme that delves into the family trees of well-known celebrities, offering fascinating genealogical research and tales of the stars’ ancestors, from all walks of life. Recently, the show aired an episode about the lineage of Danny Dyer, the archetypal Cockney geezer, loveable and funny, if a… Read More Who do you think you are?
Having been working as an English teacher in Russia for a month now, I feel that I am more or less used to my routine at university. My timetable of work is pretty busy, and it turns out that it is quite hard to juggle this work : life ratio that I’ve heard people so often… Read More Requiem for my yesterday
“Live and let die”, “Forgive and forget”, “Nobody’s perfect”, “No regrets, just lessons learned.” Adages we will hear time and time again, but to what end? Do such proverbial statements hold any real substance when applied to our real lives? There are times when we don’t want to forgive, times when it’s not that easy to… Read More No regrets, just lessons learned
When talking about Dundee, some people might refer to the Scottish city by its unfortunate nickname, ‘Scumdee’. Others might retort by affirming a rather more positive sobriquet, ‘Fundee’ (Woo!). Some might immediately draw upon horror stories of a murky underworld of drug lords and teenage pregnancy. Others might draw upon proof of the city’s emerging contribution to… Read More O’ a’ the toons that I’ve been in, I dearly love Dundee