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

animals and nature, personal

A pawprint shaped hole in my heart

Today, a hole has been left in my heart. No, this is not in reference to my recent visits to hospital regarding my heart, but in reference to the loss of someone very important to me; my beautiful little cousin. Now, when I say cousin I fear you'll expect my dear cousin to be a… Continue reading A pawprint shaped hole in my heart

LGBT, politics

Glückwünsche Deutschland!

Liebe ist Liebe. Love is love. Yesterday, the courts of Germany made a very, very important choice: to legalise gay marriage. It's almost shocking to think it wasn't legal before- sometimes it's easy to forget that not long ago it wasn't legal in our own country. For over 3/4 of my life, LGBT marriage was… Continue reading Glückwünsche Deutschland!

education, mental health, Uncategorized

Kindness is golden

On Thursday night, it was my 'Leavers' dinner'; the occasion to say goodbye to many humans who have influenced my life, even if just in passing. Although I am not actually leaving WGGS this year due to health reasons, my illnesses do not erase the fact I have been a part of this year group… Continue reading Kindness is golden