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The Green Fields of Home

The Green Fields of Home

This week on Lorna’s Ginspiring Writing Prompts (or, #GinPrompts for short), Lorna asked a simple question: How far have you travelled from home?  I’m not what you’d call a natural traveller. Wanderlust doesn’t seem to be in my blood — while I occasionally want to be somewhere else, I’d usually prefer to already be there, without the fuss of actually getting there, and no matter how much I enjoy being away from home, I also find myself constantly anticipating getting…

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Britishly Opinionated

Britishly Opinionated

An observation: I don’t have strong opinions about things. A second observation: I have strong opinions about a lot of things, and can seem very passionate about them, so that people call me ‘opinionated’. A third observation: somehow, both of these statements are true. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m British or whether it’s just me (a phrase that could sum up most of my life), but I don’t tend to exist at one end of a scale or…

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In A Blue World

In A Blue World

I interrupted my normal schedule of long rambly blog posts about stories to express my feelings about the UK General Election 2015. I apologise to my international followers, who probably don’t care at all. Well. What a world to wake up to: a country that ignored the suffering of the marginalised over the last five years of Tory leadership, and somehow managed to vote for them again. A country that would give tax breaks to the rich while cutting benefits…

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Weathering My A-Levels

Weathering My A-Levels

I usually blog more often than this. To be fair, I usually write more than I have recently, too. I’ve had one of those weeks where I just don’t really feel up to doing much, so there’s been no thinking going on, and therefore no blog posts. It’s not exactly laziness or exhaustion or sadness – it’s kind of a conglomeration of the three, all wrapped up in stress and anxiety. Which makes finding things to say pretty difficult. Right…

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