Over the past few days I have been doing some preparatory reading for my 2nd year at university; but today I didn't feel like reading. In fact I didn't feel like even thinking about university and I certainly avoided the news sites I frequently visit. This was after I awoke to discover that the government…Read more The Government Has Failed Students – Again
When first year university students are given their reading lists - I mean after searching their uni website themselves to find them - we don't really pay much attention to them. "Ha, read in advance? Mate they said first year is a breeze so forget that!" This leads to the inevitable first semester of each…Read more Oh No, Reading Lists!
I bumped into a person the other day who made my mind wander about the past. He was a lifelong friend of my maternal granddad and he remembered him fondly with the words, "he was the best person. I miss him a lot." This frank admission made me hope that I would live such a…Read more Interviewing The Past
We are currently into the third fast of Ramadhan in the UK. Now now, hold in that gasp of wonder at the millions of people who are fasting from sunrise to sunset because in actual fact, it is not so difficult. Every year before Ramadhan approaches, the process is the same. We talk about how…Read more So Ramadhan Has Begun…
Normally I am quite a mellow (and odd) person, shouting requires far too much effort so it is easier to remain calm. Although, the year seven students I have been teaching recently have certainly attempted to test my patience! So when it came to moving back into my room, I wanted to do something that…Read more My Room, My Rules!
Indeed I have been away for quite a while but it has more to do with wallowing in sadness about my dear broken laptop than being busy. Yes, my merely seven month old laptop's hinges decided to break but when I explained to Dell that they seemed loose from the beginning, they obviously did not…Read more Summer Of Art
I've realised that my blog has taken a slightly autobiographical turn recently, turning into an update journal rather than a platform for interesting articles or even fun fiction. So let's talk about Romeo and Satan. What do these two things have in common? Well apart from the fact some may dismiss Romeo as Satan (I…Read more Romeo and Satan
After two weeks of work experience, it is now back to revision for exams and completion of coursework. On reflection, I should have chosen to do work experience after my last exams but my university being the way it is, released exam dates far too late. But it should all work out, hopefully. They do…Read more Work Experience Part 2
His earlobe felt cool as he pressed it against his earcanal and sighed. It was a dreary wintery afternoon in what should have been a pleasant day in the middle of April. Bloody global warming. He wasn't complaining too much though as he sat at his desk, playing with his earlobe once again. The moody…Read more The Writer’s Thoughts
Ok let me get straight to the point of this post. I want your favourite movies. As I currently have a bit of time on my hands, I have been researching which movies are worth watching. I am quite fussy like that as I cannot watch something that I simply stumble across without knowing the…Read more Favourite Movie Discussion Time!
So my first year of university has finished-the teaching part anyway and normally this warrants a reflective post. I went to university without any real idea of how it would be. Obviously I had heard a few things from friends about how the first year was relaxing but even with that warning, I was still…Read more Post First Year Of Uni
What's brought on all this spray painting malarkey? Hey it's not malarkey. Malarkey means meaningless nonsense and I would appreciate it if you do not call my work that. To answer your question, I can't actually remember what has brought this all on. A year or two ago, I think I stumbled upon a…Read more Interviewing The Artist