the best music for studying

To help you concentrate, I've collated my favourite calming tunes. Whether you are writing notes, learning facts or forming an essay, turn on your speaker and play these tunes in the background. reflection - jinsang (life) bliss - jinsang (life) untold - jinsang (life) Again - wun two (penthouse) Nights - wun two (penthouse) Feblu… Continue reading the best music for studying

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a november update

Life has been hectic. So so hectic. I wish I could purchase a pause button and just take a break as everything feels a little bit overwhelming at the moment. I'm waiting for offers/ rejections from universities and the anticipation is more frustrating than anything I have ever experienced before. All I can do is… Continue reading a november update

my thoughts on… bloodaxe’s contemporary women poets (1985)

"I am a poet who is a woman, not a woman poet" -Ruth Fainlight I recently discovered the absolute gem of a book that is 'The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets: Eleven British Writers', edited by the extraordinary Jeni Couzyn, in my school library. It was practically dusty on the shelf in the poetry… Continue reading my thoughts on… bloodaxe’s contemporary women poets (1985)

days in cafes

On the last day of half term, before hectic school life started all over again, my friends and I headed to a gorgeous independent cafe in the neighbourhood to finish off all our homework and revision. If you're looking for some inspiration to redecorate your bedroom or update your kitchen, you've come to the right… Continue reading days in cafes

why I read poetry

When Elizabeth Jennings explained how she felt that 'a deeply held belief is bound to influence all you do', she summarised my feelings towards the wonder of poetry. When I read a poem, it is not simply a collection of words on a page. Instead, I am gaining a glimpse of a new, original perspective… Continue reading why I read poetry

how to focus on your wellbeing

The idea of self-care and focusing on your mentality has exploded as a concept in the past few months. It is the act of maintaining, developing and improving your wellbeing and mindfulness. It includes activities that express your individuality in order to concentrate on yourself and your thoughts. It is nourishing your body, changing your… Continue reading how to focus on your wellbeing

Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

I recently stumbled across a list when aimlessly scrolling through the internet that named all of the 339 books that Rory Gilmore had read on 'Gilmore Girls'. As an avid reader and as a literature student, I thought it would be fun to share which books I have read, what I thought of them and… Continue reading Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

my thoughts on… atonement by ian mcewan

Atonement is undeniably my favourite novel and it has been for years. I know that quite a few people would disagree but, in my eyes, it is perfection and if you have not yet indulged in this tragic tale then I insist that you invest in a copy as soon as you possibly can. It… Continue reading my thoughts on… atonement by ian mcewan

what I’ve been watching… the haunting of hill house

I am certainly aware that Halloween is now well and truly over. The pumpkins are disappearing from front gardens and costumes are being put back in cupboards. However, if you are somehow still in the mood to be scared and have a spooky spirit all year round like me then head right over to Netflix.… Continue reading what I’ve been watching… the haunting of hill house

the secret of friendship

"Friendship is born at that one moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one." -C.S. Lewis The other day whilst eating breakfast, I was talking with my Mum about friends and the impact that their actions can have on your own mood and state of mind.… Continue reading the secret of friendship