Category: Literature

How the Climate Reality Project changed me

This summer saw the 39th Climate Reality Leadership Corps training take place in Los Angeles. Attracting more than 2,200 future climate leaders from over 40 countries, the Climate Reality Project training was designed to inspire ‘acts of leadership’ in local communities and beyond. Established by former U.S. Vice President Al …

An English girl in America

After 8 years of writing about lifestyle topics centered around London, I’m going to take this blog down a different direction. I’m going to write from the perspective of an English girl in America. Having lived in America for 7 months now, I have a totally new, and – bear …

Meme for 2017

It’s that time of year again: on comes my blogging hat and out comes my inner-spewing AKA my annual end-of-year review. I really relish this Twixmas period: a time for over-indulgence, eating, sequins, reflection, drinking, family, drinking some more, and generally getting my life in order. And while everyone said …

The S-Town artwork is everything

If you’re one of the millions who’ve already been through the joys and sorrows of the “aural literature” that is the S-Town (aka ‘Shit Town’) podcast, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, not to worry: there are no spoilers here. There’s been much discourse already over the …

Meme for 2016

While 2016 will be remembered as the ‘bastarding, legend-snatching death year’ for many, it was altogether a different kind of year for me. This was the year I married my best one and became a ‘Mrs’. I won’t try to pretend that it hasn’t been jolly bad luck that all …

Meme for 2015

It’s that time again: when I struggle to remember everything that’s happened through a post-Christmas haze of carbohydrates and vodka and whittle it all down to this niftily-structured end-of-year meme. I struggle to believe it’s been a year since my last one, particularly due to the worrying lack of posts …

Why Secretary spanks Fifty Shades of Grey

I may have a degree in English Literature, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I’ve also read all the Twilight books. Who doesn’t enjoy a good, trashy, sexy, rubbishy read now again, especially when you can shelter behind the comfort of …

Meme for 2014

I do enjoy me a lovely, weird year. This one’s been at times a peach, and at others a bastard, although generally I’m quite happy with it. At any rate, I figured it was worth giving it a good meme. They’re fun and cathartic to do, but please don’t feel obliged to …

Oh I do like to be beside the Southwold

Back when it was hot and balmy, I received an invitation to stay with friends in their family flat on Southwold high street. Southwold is exactly what I imagine similar seaside towns used to be, in the age of Enid Blyton. Green, pleasant and unmistakably English, you’d be forgiven for …

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