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The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Wood Between Worlds: Children and Magic

Having recently finished reading Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I have been thinking a lot about children and magic. One of the most wonderful things about reading children’s fantasy is how accepting its protagonists are of the magical. They have long suspected there is more to the world than adults… Continue reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The Wood Between Worlds: Children and Magic

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IT’S YOUR TIME/How Uni Went

The night before, I’m looking at a batch of ‘Me & My Dissertation’ photoshoots. They’re taken in the prettiest places on campus (i.e. those without construction work going on in the background) and everyone has at least one shot of Old Joe, the clock tower, looming tall even as its hands lie idle at twelve… Continue reading IT’S YOUR TIME/How Uni Went

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A Note on Recovery and the Importance of Self Care

After having turned in my final assignments and that pizza party celebration with two of the best friends I’ll ever make, I allowed myself a day entirely to myself. That might sound strange to some – arguably what assignments give you is too much alone time. I’ve had to turn down countless family gatherings and… Continue reading A Note on Recovery and the Importance of Self Care

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On Motivation

It's my final year of university, and I'm going out with a blood curdling scream. The assignment to-do list is as follows: Dissertation 300 lines of poetry 4000 words of critical essay Poetry Module 150 lines of poetry 1500 words of essay Pop Culture Module 3000 words of essay plus I've got articles to write… Continue reading On Motivation