yoga

“Yoga is not only a process of the integration of the soul, mind, and body for self-improvement, it is a process of self -realization and self -acceptance.” -Debasish Mridha If someone had told me two years ago that I would become a person who looked forward to taking time out of my day to practice… Continue reading yoga

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my thoughts on… the love song of J. Alfred Prufock

'the model poet of our time, the most cited poet and incarnation of literary correctness in the English-speaking world' -Alfred Kazin on T.S. Eliot https://youtu.be/xpRSmMnx1MU This is the outstanding, bewildering poem that introduced me to perplexing world of modernism and the cryptic poems written during the period. It is quite difficult to believe but this… Continue reading my thoughts on… the love song of J. Alfred Prufock

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

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