Recently it's been freshers' week for a lot of students in Manchester; it seemed impossible to get through town without being stuck behind groups of young people, huddled in packs like penguins trying to survive they first winter out on their own. This combined with me recently being asked to fill in the 'Graduate Outcomes' … Continue reading Where are we now?
So, it's been a little while since I've been active here. I was sort of getting into posting regularly and I'd created some pieces I was really proud of (specifically my post about poetry, and my vegan food weekend). I had some good ideas for posts in the time I wasn't writing but no really … Continue reading An Unstructured, Untitled, Unplanned Update
It's already been about 3 weeks since I boarded my flight to Madrid which seems crazy to even put into words, the time I spent there, and the time since coming back has gone by so fast that I'm only now getting a chance to put my experience into writing. I'm hoping to discuss a … Continue reading The Sights to See and the Pints to Drink in Madrid – A Travel Blog
The recent Easter bank holiday gave many people a chance to relax, to soak up some sun, to eat, drink, and be joyful. Working in food I didn't quite get the chance to have a full four day weekend but I did make the most of the time I had off, turning to weekend into … Continue reading Eating Through Easter – A Vegan Food Blog
2019 has brought a lot of change and moments of reflections, deep soul searching and has given me chance to look out at the world and people around me and question where my place is. At the start of the year I decided to make a big change, and that was leaving my job with … Continue reading New Year, New Me – A Few Steps at a Time
This blog will include some spoilers for the books Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World are iconic works of dystopian fiction - I would actually go as far to say that they are iconic works of 20th Century literature full stop, regardless of genre. I recently read them back to back. I saw a great number of similarities … Continue reading The Dystopian Death of Mindfulness
I recently finished reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and I thought instead of writing a straight forward review (as there are far too many of The Goldfinch already with it being a stellar read and an international best-seller), I'd reflect on the book's identity as a long read, what I found rewarding in tackling … Continue reading Travelling the Long Read