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I Hate It When People Say “Veggies”.

Ahh the humble vegetable. From the resplendent garden patch to the slow cooked stew, this fruit of the earth has a special place in our hearts, as well as our bellies. Our ever-evolving relationship with these leafy lovelies is almost baffling. Aged 2, we mash ‘em all up and spit them right out. Aged 6,… Continue reading I Hate It When People Say “Veggies”.

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Review: the sun and her flowers, by Rupi Kaur

She’s the poet off-of Instagram. Yes, she has ‘followers’ and gets loads of ‘likes’. Poetic-snobs nation-wide want to hate her particular brand of social-media-friendly verse. But, care to admit it or not, Rupi Kaur’s new collection of poetry is beautifully understated, uncomplicated and accessible - what can be so wrong with that? Rupi lyricises about… Continue reading Review: the sun and her flowers, by Rupi Kaur

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Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

  The Power, by Naomi Alderman, is a science fiction novel that depicts a world where women are supreme. Suddenly, the whole female population is convulsing with power. Unexpectedly, women discover that their bodies can inflict electrifying pain with just one touch. The story opens with a letter from a Mr Neil Adam Arman, from… Continue reading Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Normally, I know where I stand with a novel. I know how to feel, I know what to think. But, Eleanor Opliphant is Completely Fine threw me through a loop. This book is funny, sad, unnerving and heart-warming all at the same time. It’s the best of human kindness and the depths of personal suffering…in under 400 pages.

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Is anybody out there?

Blogging can feel weird after years of carefully crafting every word, hoping the reader will like what I've written. From school essays to scripted presentations , our writing is normally commented on and critiqued, graded and assessed. So, what happens when you take that all away and just flood words into the empty void, never… Continue reading Is anybody out there?