literature, mental health

Before You Let The Sun In: Intimate Dramatherapy shared with the world (Ian Robertson and Katerina Courocli-Robertson).

The world of dramatherapy is not something I've ever found myself delving into, be it as a reader or a patient myself. When I heard of 'Before You Let the Sun In (and other dramatherapeutic stories)' I was automatically itrigued. Would it be fiction? A biography? How was I going to be gripped into a… Continue reading Before You Let The Sun In: Intimate Dramatherapy shared with the world (Ian Robertson and Katerina Courocli-Robertson).

Foodie, literature, mental health, Uncategorized

Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror – Helena Grace Donald (BLOG TOUR)

I first heard about ‘Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror’ a while before I was approached about joining the blog tour. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it would be a book I was going to pick up as soon as I got my hands on it. I don’t know… Continue reading Learning To Love The Girl In The Mirror – Helena Grace Donald (BLOG TOUR)

literature, Review, Uncategorized

Storyland by Bryan W Alaspa (BLOG TOUR)

As an avid reader, I'm always on the look out for new books to read and I am totally open to new authors and genres. I've found having this blog (entitled 'Stories Can Make Us Fly'- can you tell I love literature?) has opened so many doors for me into finding new authors and reading… Continue reading Storyland by Bryan W Alaspa (BLOG TOUR)

literature, Review

Helene Fermont, ‘His Guilty Secret’ (review)

I am lucky enough to be part of Hélene Fermont's Blog tour for her new book, His Guilty Secret, which will be out on the 27th November. Being sent His Guilty Secret last month was such a pleasure as I'd never before come across the author and I wouldn't say it's the kind of genre… Continue reading Helene Fermont, ‘His Guilty Secret’ (review)

literature, Review

 My top reads in summer 2017- books to read by the fireside.

As a huge literary fan, of course I've been reading to my heart's content over the summer (with my health and long hours at work limiting me a little, but even so). Initially, I was planning to share my top three from this indulge, and still, I shall mention just three, but I can't seem… Continue reading  My top reads in summer 2017- books to read by the fireside.

literature, personal

200 years on: What Austen means to me

It's July 18th 2017. A long anticipated date for me. Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, one which she came to in Winchester. I've visited her grave, of course I have. I've even been to her mum and sister's. But visiting her grave over a year ago now is something I found… Continue reading 200 years on: What Austen means to me

film, tv, and music, LGBT, literature, politics

Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

As the last episode of Series One of Channel 4's 'Ackley Bridge' airs tonight, I feel this is a key post to be sharing. Ackley Bridge has been wonderful for representation; BAME characters, LGBT issues, different cultures, and combining all, showing cultural and religious attitudes towards different issues. Nasreen's character has been vital in portraying… Continue reading Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television