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Frankenstein is 200 years old!

(Or is it more considering all his body parts were different ages?)   January 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a classic in English literature and studied in schools throughout the UK. It's a novel known throughout the world but rather than focus on analysing the text in this … Continue reading Frankenstein is 200 years old!

Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are … Continue reading Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

Can you still be productive when you’re time poor – part 2!

The answer is...dun, dun, derrrrrrr...survey says...drum roll, please...(Okay, I'll stop now. We all know it's not that interesting!) YES! You can! So, if you'll remember from last weeks's post, with the kids on half term, time wasn't my own and I was finding it increasingly frustrating. Even while they were in school my progress with … Continue reading Can you still be productive when you’re time poor – part 2!

Can you still be productive when you’re time poor?

So, I've managed to accomplish pretty much nothing since my kids started back at school in September and now we're on half term holidays and the little critters are back under my feet for the next ten days. Yes, you read that right - ten days! Between housework, entertaining the kids, referring aurguments and walking … Continue reading Can you still be productive when you’re time poor?

It’s October already, so here’s an exciting little update!

First of all, I cannot believe that we are already into October! My kids have only got two weeks left of the term then they'll be back under my feet for a week (I love them really!) and we're fast approaching Halloween (one of my favourite times of the year!). What will you guys be … Continue reading It’s October already, so here’s an exciting little update!