Below is a fairly varied mix of blog posts that grabbed my attention this month and provided me room for thought or I found really interesting. They’re very varied, and I’ve tried to give some indication under each one as to what they’re vaguely about! Continue reading June: My Favourite Blog Posts
Here are a few myths about having depression, that I hope to be able to help to dispel. Continue reading 5 Myths About Depression
I’d spoken to Ms. Granger’s secretary to arrange the meeting with her. I’d been a little dubious about the phone number I’d been given to call – I didn’t think wizards and witches had phones – but nonetheless it had connected and I’d spoken to a very kind gentleman on the other end. He’d requested that I would swing by to her office, as it was improbable that she would have time to step away, being as busy as she was. I agreed, because I would do whatever it took to have coffee with one of the most famous literary figures in existence.
I had been given rather odd instructions about heading to a phone box in a rather run down area of London. Not being from the capital it took me a while to find it (I got off one tube stop too early and had to walk further than anticipated), but eventually I found it. Phone boxes stand out these days; there aren’t that many around now that everyone has a mobile phone. I stepped inside and immediately noticed that it was broken. Ms Granger’s secretary (Mr. Helf) had told me that that wouldn’t matter, and all I needed to do was lift the receiver and speak my name and purpose into it. I felt completely daft doing so, wondering if anyone was watching me talking into a broken phone, and nearly dropped the phone with surprise when a smooth voice replied. I gave my details to the disembodied voice, speaking into the phone mouthpiece, despite the fact the voice sounded like they were standing right next to me. I felt distinctly stupid.
The next thing I knew, a small white badge had zoomed out of where the change was normally dispensed, and I took it, looking at the perfectly printed text on the surface:
Muggle Visitor (Permission Granted)
Classical music is so beautiful, and it can evoke so many different emotions dependent on the piece, and the setting in which you are listening to it. Continue reading The Perfect Soundtrack: Classical
Looking back on this it got me thinking – what is “the canon”, and does it really exist? Continue reading The English Poetry Canon
If you had to write a haiku for your week what would it be? Continue reading Haiku Friday: 15 June 2018
I’ve only been consistently blogging for roughly two months (I’ve had a few other projects here and there before), so I won’t pretend to be anywhere close to an expert on the topic, but I have picked up a few things, a few lessons learned here and there that I thought it might be useful to share. Some of them are more practical than others! … Continue reading 5 Things I Have Learned After A Very Short Time Blogging
Percy Bysshe (pronounced Bish) Shelley was the poet that made me fall in love with poetry, and everything a poem could be. Continue reading Poet of the Month: Percy Bysshe Shelley
At the beginning of this year I set myself the realistic task of reading 26 books in 2018. Continue reading 2018 Book Journey (An Honest Look)
I turn 25 three months, just as the summer starts to turn to Autumn, so I decided to make a list of the things I would like to do and/or achieve by then. Continue reading 25 Before 25