Planning for NaNoWriMo

I have always wanted to complete NaNoWriMo, the challenge to write a whole novel in the month of November. I’ve started several times, but sitting down at my computer and hoping that inspiration will strike every day haven’t worked. I’ve never actually managed to complete it. Right now I am working on one novel which…

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I’m a Finalist!

I’m very excited to share that after entering the Reading Room Project competition I am going to have a poem included in their anthology! The theme is ‘Mad Like Us’ and the anthology brings together different works on mental health experiences. My piece is a poem that shares my experience of sleep paralysis. I’m really…

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The Food Report: A Seafood Feast

Last week in Bournemouth, we held a mini Nom Nom Club with some new members. To celebrate our proximity to the shores, we create a seafood feast! We ate: sushi and prawn spring rolls, all lovingly wrapped by hand; a fish curry made by Olivia that I still can’t quite get over; a beautiful sea…

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The Drinks Report: Rum Punch

I swear when I started the drinks report I envisioned it being about tea and smoothies, but it seems to have taken a turn to the alcoholic. Punch is one of my favourite things – take all the drinks leftover from house parties, anything gross that you want to get rid of, some fruit and…

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The Food Report: Caribbean Supper Club

I really love creating new traditions. My friends and I can sometimes be a bit stuck in our ways when it comes to our little rituals and places to go, but we’re still always looking for new things to add to the list. When Olivia returned from Thailand last summer she wanted to cook us…

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National Stalking Awareness Day

Today is National Stalking Awareness Day. Given that the law changed last November, this year’s awareness day is particularly important as our rights have changed and knowing them could get you the help you need. Changes to the Protection from Harassment Act implemented on November 25th 2012 now mean that stalking is an individual and…

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#HowToKeepYourMan

Yet again, Twitter has managed to conjure a hashtag filled with sexism and fuckwittery on a Tuesday evening. Quite aside from the concept of ownership of another human being, the heteronormative bullshit and the idea that a woman is only a success with a boyfriend, it’s so full of the tired old sandwich jokes that…

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First day at school

Yesterday I started my MA in Politics and the Mass Media. After a long summer getting back to lessons and moving to a new subject has been a little daunting but exciting all the same. I’m going to try and blog about what I’m studying and reading during the course as a way to collect…

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