Hallowe’en this year will not be the same. I can’t see my partner, I can’t dress up and get drunk with friends, and I can’t even go out to the pub. Hopefully you’re in a better place than me and can do one of those, or maybe you can’t. And maybe, to top it all off, you can’t even take your little one on the prowl for some sweets through your town.
I’m hoping Hallowe’en 2021 will be a lot better. And what better way to look forward to it than with a nice count down? I have put together a list of 12 upcoming scary publications – one for each month until the next Hallowee’en! Genres included range from mystery to horror. I tried to focus on releases by UK Indie publishers, but eventually had to concede to across the pond publications.
Continue reading “12 Spine-tingling Reads to Get You Ready For Hallowe’en 2021.” →
I’m writing this in response to two graduate job applications that I have seen now that require a university degree to apply, as well as for you to stipulate all of your GCSE, AS & A2 results in your application – which, considering the DISASTROUS government grading algorithm during the pandemic, seems even more relevant.
Some of this has been taken directly from the cover letter I wrote whilst applying for one of the jobs – needless to say, I never heard back from the employer. If you’re somehow reading this, Palladian Publishing, consider sending out rejection emails to those unsuccessful; it is infuriating to receive no response from employers, although that often seems to be the norm and understandable considering many jobs have hundreds of applicants, but that doesn’t mean one can’t send out an auto-generated rejection to keep job seekers informed – but that’s a discussion for another time.
Continue reading “GCSE/A-Level Results on Graduate Job Applications: thoughts?” →
Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Even though the weather might not seem to have gotten the memo, (we’ve had plenty of lightning storms here in the Midlands over the last week), we are now entering summer! And I’m here to tell you a little bit about the summer solstice, or as its more commonly known, the longest day of the year.
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Returning to Birmingham was unplanned, sporadic, urgent; it was a decision made out of my hands and accompanied by an exhausting, inexplicable mix of emotions. I think a lot of students have felt the same way, and I can’t help but ramble on.
Continue reading “Homecoming;” →
I’m going to start this post by announcing some content warnings; please do not read ahead if you are vulnerable to talks of self-harm. Originally, this was going to be a post about coping with self-harm, but with the current climate and the ever-evolving information about Covid-19, it seemed best to tweak the subject matter somewhat.
Continue reading “Mental Health in a Time of Mass Hysteria” →
So with the ‘Big 5’ pulling out of the London Book Fair that was due to happen this week because of COVID-19 precautions, the decision was made to cancel the LBF- but thanks to our amazing lecturers at Derby uni, Cat, David, & Stevie, we still made the trip down to London to do some bookish things!
Continue reading “London Book Fair 2020; Derby Edition” →
Wednesday, February 12th I was brave enough to go and see one of my favourite bands live for an intimate performance in Nottingham. I’d like to start by saying a thank-you to Ysa, who I had a delight meeting and chatting with about hamsters, boys and singing along to their songs. Continue reading “Oh Wonder: My First Solo Concert” →
I spent the weekend at Dwór Mościbrody, Poland, as a volunteer to teach English!
Continue reading “Angloville: My first weekend as a TEFL volunteer.” →
So, if you have me on other social media, you’ve more than likely seen at lease one post where I’m promoting the importance of regular STD screening and how easy, confidential, and often free it is. Naturally, I’ve decided to write a post about it!
This post is going to get really bloody TMI, by the way, so enjoy!
Continue reading “Menstruation Station; the importance of intimate and sexual health!” →
Are you female? Do you hate having body hair? Do you spend hours (and lots of money) shaving, waxing, scrubbing hair away from places you don’t want it- legs, arms, under-arms, etc? Yeah, same.
At least, I used to. Now, to put it simply, I really don’t give a toss about my body hair, and here’s why you shouldn’t either!
Continue reading “Feminine Body Hair: Learning to Love What Society Says We Shouldn’t” →