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

creative writing, literature

“One thing very clever.”

'At a picnic on Box Hill, Emma "…demands from each of you either one thing very clever, be it prose or verse, original or repeated- or two things moderately clever- or three things very dull indeed, and she engages to laugh heartily at them all." We ask you to please entertain us with "one thing… Continue reading “One thing very clever.”

mental health, Uncategorized

A week of positives.

So, the past week (or, it may be eight days…) has conjured up some pretty amazing experiences for me. Though some of the said 'positives' may seem small and irrelevant to the bigger picture which we call life, they have certainly had a significant impact on me, due to the things happening around me. I… Continue reading A week of positives.