I love the cinema! It's as simple as that. I love the immersive feel of the big screen, the excuse to eat way more popcorn that I would allow myself at home, the complete switch off from the outside world. At just £5 a ticket at my local Vue it's always accessible to mine and … Continue reading A Screen Near You (Cinema Review Aug/Sept 2019)
It's been a year since my vegan week which I posted about here all the way back at the start of December last year. I posted on my one month anniversary, and again at the six month mark, and here I am marking one year since starting this adventure. I'm not going to say it's … Continue reading A Vegan Adventure in Manchester
It happened again. I stopped blogging for months. I'd been doing so well, posting weekly blogs, poems, reviews, essays, varied formats, the whole works. I'd just celebrated 50 followers and 200 likes a couple of weeks before complete silence. I was enjoying running this blog as well, which is the only important thing really, so … Continue reading Where have I been?
I first came to anime through films, I've grown up watching animated films from Pixar, Disney, and Dreamworks so that means that watching anime films is an easy way to get into anime. These are my five favourite anime films, they are all directed by two different people Makoto Shinkai and Hayao Miyazaki (of Studio … Continue reading My Five Favourite Anime Films
This is my 50th post on this blog so I thought it was a fitting time for a quick update and a big thank you! In the past week I past 50 followers and 200 likes, which I know doesn't sound like a lot in this world of multi-millionaire follower counts on instagram influencers, but … Continue reading Thank You!
A few weeks on from posting 'Three Years of Books - A Reflection' it has become my most liked, most viewed, and responded to post of all time on my blog. I'm really happy about that, I put a lot of work and thought into it and was actually pretty proud of what I've produced. The … Continue reading The Cost of My Degree – A Reflection
3 years of university. 2 years of assessed work which will determine my overall grade: 2 presentations, 33,000 words worth of essay, 1 creative project, 4 exams. 2 in class tests, and a 10,000 word dissertation. (It's sounds like a lot when I count it up like that). Now its over. That means I've officially … Continue reading Three Years of Books – A Reflection
I received this book as part of a boxset of Christmas/winter themed books as a Christmas present. From the title and the fact that it had been bunched in with 'A Christmas Carol' I expected a fun, possibly slighty spooky, Christmassy read. This was not what I got. Not even close. And I'm okay with … Continue reading Books Within Books, Reviews Within Reviews: ‘If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller’ by Italo Calvino
I always keep a list at the back of my diary of every book I read. This year I read 54 books in total (and this doesn't include any academic textbooks I pondered over in the library, and any poetry books I picked at) which averages out at just over 1 book per week, which … Continue reading My 17 Favourite Reads of 2017