The shopping ban

I’ve been considering a shopping ban for a long time.  That I’ve never done it is really for a number of reasons, but I suppose it mostly boils down to reluctance to push myself that hard. However, over the last year particularly, as I’ve forced myself to face some of the terrible little habits I’ve … Continue reading The shopping ban

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A Year in 52 Albums – 2/52: A Short Album About Love – The Divine Comedy

I was sick last week, so rather than listening intentionally to something a bit less familiar, I returned to an old favourite and write about that for week two. Not long after this album was released, I went down to Cornwall for a few days to attend an university open day in Falmouth.  I had … Continue reading A Year in 52 Albums – 2/52: A Short Album About Love – The Divine Comedy

Learning to Love (and other modest poetry adventures)

The last month has been so full of poetry that I feel a bit spoiled... Attending the CLPE Poetry Award at the House of Illustration was inspirational and a great evening too, with all of the nominees reading from their collections and a chance to explore the HoL's wonderful Quentin Blake exhibition. It was a lovely chance … Continue reading Learning to Love (and other modest poetry adventures)