• Books,  Reading Challenge

    2017 Reading Challenge, Book 49 – Hamilton: An American Revolution

    Hi, Hey, Hello! We have almost reached the end of my 2017 Reading Challenge books, it was a long road and I really stupidly left the two longest books to the back of the year. Which I did in 2016 as well and had to abandon it, but this year I was determined. By the time the final week of the year rolled around I had 3 books to read, the other two will follow but this one was one of the ones that I had been left to the end of the year: I kind of did that intentionally. I saw Hamilton on 23rd December and was going again on the…

  • Creative Writing,  My Writing

    Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?

    Hi, Hey, Hello! And with this I conclude my (hopefully) one and only ‘Crazy Ideas’ themed month. I have somehow managed to come out of this just as in love with this soundtrack as I was when this whole idea sparked, so that’s good. And now, without further ado post 30 of 30 (which, yeah includes another revisit). ‘In their eyes I see you’ I never got to know the parents. I threw myself into the deep end at a time when they were already gone. Nix was 6 months into her new role as a mother when I met her, and her sibling brood. Scott introduced himself to me…

  • Creative Writing,  My Writing

    The World Was Wide Enough

    Hi, Hey, Hello! It’s the last day of April and yesterday I actually hit my word count goal for the month so…winning. And somehow through some strange twist of a lot of hard work and furious typing sessions I am actually finishing this thing on time. Which to be honest, I didn’t think would happen when my creativity took a long walk off a short pier and I was left with the uphill battle of writing 6 posts in 3 days. And I’m closing the month with two posts, shall we start with the first one? ‘There is no beat, no melody.’ The waves crash against the shore quietly in…

  • Creative Writing,  My Writing

    Your Obedient Servant

    Hi, Hey, Hello! It is finally (almost the end of) Friday, and I say finally because for three days (including today) I was convinced that it was Friday and so it made for great disappointment every time I remembered that it was in fact not the end of the week. Bring on the bank holiday, please and thank you. ‘I will not equivocate on my opinion I have always worn it on my sleeve’ They were always good at arguments, they knew the perfect way to dismantle the other one and leave them in a quivering pile. They almost took it it turns to deliver the final blow, came to…

  • Creative Writing,  My Writing

    Stay Alive (Reprise)

    Hi, Hey, Hello! So I was a no show yesterday because I went and got a life which threw me slightly. One because it has left me convinced that today is Friday when in actual fact we are in the middle of the week and two because my life is so boring I always get thrown when I get actual plans (I should probably make that not the case sometime soon, but then…Netflix). So I’m playing catch up again, but I will for sure be finishing this thing up on Saturday, because it’s the last day of April and it will end then. I’m sure of it. And I also…