Reviewing Nanowrimo

November was National Novel Writing Month, or 'nanowrimo' for short. Don't be fooled by the label 'national' - writers across the globe participate, trying to churn out a 50,000 word first draft of a novel in one month. I love to write, but I don't often have ideas for stories. I hadn't planned to take … Continue reading Reviewing Nanowrimo

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Sometimes spontaneous decisions are the best

Today is the beginning of National Novel Writing Month ('NaNoWriMo'). I have watched over the last few weeks as people that I follow on Twitter have posted about making preparations to participate in this annual event which sees hundreds of thousands of participants around the world try and splurge a 50,000 first draft in one … Continue reading Sometimes spontaneous decisions are the best

Mental Health in the Workplace – we need to talk

It’s 2017 and mental health finally matters. Almost. After decades of mental health being a taboo subject and being overlooked, ignored and hushed-up, we are finally learning that it’s something that requires more openness and honesty than it has been afforded before. This is all very positive, but what’s the reality of the situation? A … Continue reading Mental Health in the Workplace – we need to talk

Theatre Review – Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward

The Chesil Theatre, one of the many hidden gems of Winchester, is this week staging Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. The Chesil Theatre is an amateur theatre group who meet in a former church and stage six plays each year. This was my second visit to the Chesil Theatre this year; following their spectacular staging of … Continue reading Theatre Review – Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward

Beyond Swanwick – An insight into the lives of five Swanwick students

As a first-time Swanwick student, I have been astounded by how friendly everybody at Swanwick has been. I have really enjoyed getting to meet new people and finding out about them. Here are just a few of the wonderful people that I have met this week that make up the Swanwick community, and a glimpse … Continue reading Beyond Swanwick – An insight into the lives of five Swanwick students