Capitalisation Controversy

Dear Readers, As I write today, I feel like a dinosaur. I feel a little silly, and certainly a little antiquated. The reason? I recently entered a poetry competition, which incidentally I didn't win: no sour grapes here, just giving you some context. What concerned me were the judge's comments regarding the capitalisation of the... Continue Reading →

Vincent Ehindero Award #2

Thanks to the lovely Lindsay of Live, parent, teach, repeat I have been nominated for my second Vincent Ehindero Award. Lindsay's blog is a hilarious read for parents juggling busy lives, and also deals with educational issues. I recommend it highly to anyone who shares these interests. The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you... Continue Reading →

Award Nominations!

I am very honoured to have received two award nominations this week: The Original Outstanding Blogger Award by Jaya Avendel of Nin Chronicles and my second Liebster Award by Rishika Kakar of Whimsical Wordsmith. Thanks to both of you for these nominations. Jaya is a published poet and writes wonderful poetry and flash fiction. She... Continue Reading →

Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Thanks to the wonderful Darell Philip, I have been nominated for my second Sunshine Blogger Award! I don't like to blow my own trumpet, so I'm accepting the award because Darell asked such interesting questions, and also as an opportunity to introduce you to some other great bloggers in my network. Darell himself is one... Continue Reading →

Blog Hopping!

Today, I'm guest posting over at Voyage of the Mind: I've written an article on 'The Labyrinth of Minos,' based on some of the things I learned whilst researching my MA dissertation. If you're interested in Ancient History, head over to this fantastic blog and have a read. I'm proud to have hosted two excellent... Continue Reading →

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated by the wonderful Shanyu at Sui Generis for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Shanyu writes fantastic poetry rich in symbolism, and also blogs about food. A recommended read for all foodies and poetry lovers! The Rules Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others... Continue Reading →

Le Horla, Mental Health and #PMDD

I haven't done a PMDD post so far this month. But rest assured, while I've been cheerily sending out Postcards from Slovenia, privately I've been going through hell. Today I'd like to discuss PMDD, and other mental health conditions, in the light of a thoroughly powerful and disturbing short story by Guy de Maupassant. Spoiler... Continue Reading →

Writing about Writing

Writing about writing is not something I normally do, but I woke up this morning keen to start work on my first poetry collection. First thing in the morning is, for me, the perfect time to write. Before everyone else gets up and the noise and chaos begins. Not that I don't love the noise... Continue Reading →

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