“When we’ve moved house,” I said to my husband one evening, as I read books in bed, “can I have a little bookshelf above my bedside table?” My husband looked over at my bedside table; two tall columns of books were stacked up precariously. “What’s wrong with putting them on the bedside table?” he asked. … Continue reading The delights of being a butterfly reader
I applied on a whim. I had purchased my first ever writing magazine and found therein an advert for Swanwick Summer Writing School. It sounded wonderful and when I went on the website it looked positively utopian– a whole, delicious week to bask in writing and meet other writing enthusiasts. The cost of attending the … Continue reading Writing Summer School – Coming Soon!
It’s a few years since I went to see a theatre production that wasn’t a musical, but After Electra reminded me of the power of the theatre. For three hours, I was bought together with a cluster of strangers to watch a group of actors giving life to characters in a script: lifting the characters … Continue reading Theatre Review – After Electra, by April de Angelis
It's time that we were all honest about loneliness. For a long time, society has understood that the elderly are susceptible to loneliness; charities like Age UK have raised awareness of the issue and many people have recognised the problem and sought to reach out and befriend elderly people in their local area. However, it's … Continue reading A 21st Century Problem
It’s a beautiful day today; the powder-blue sky is cloudless, there’s a whisper of wind rustling the new, green leaves on the trees, and my neighbourhood sings with people enjoying the outdoors. This is the sort of weather that penetrates the soul, rejuvenating and uplifting it after the long winter months. With that in mind, … Continue reading 10 Things That Make Me Happy
This was a little piece of micro-fiction that I wrote in class. Micro-fiction is a very short, stand-alone story. I wrote this with one of my nieces in mind; she is an otter fanatic, but much more sensible than Megan! Enjoy 🙂 X Megan was a meercat fanatic. She had been pestering to go to … Continue reading A Meercat Themed Micro-fiction