With Mother’s day in the UK just around the corner (Sunday 11th March in case you were wondering – click here for other countries) the frantic rush of children up and down the country trying to decide how they are going to thank their mums (or equivalent) for putting up with them has officially begun. What if this year you didn’t opt for the traditional card and flowers/chocolate/ favourite perfume etc option?
What do you want to do when you grow up? It’s that question. The one that you seem to be frequently asked from the moment that you can comprehend it. For me, the answers changed over the years
Inspiration comes in many forms. From stories both true and made up, to the beauty of the natural world and its inhabitants, it so often means something different to each of us. Yet we all happen upon it every once in a while. Somedays I find inspiration to write in every corner of the day whereas other times it seems to evade my grasp. Then there’s those people. You know the ones that make you want to be a better…
Happy New Year! Yes I’m still alive and I’m back from my sort of unplanned winter virtual hibernation – because sometimes there are more important things than the internet. Sorry, I know that may have come as a shock to some of you. However, after a bit of a rollercoaster of a few months and a well-deserved break over the holidays I finally feel like I want to write again. So I thought I would jump on the January…
“True friends stay with you no matter the distance or time that separates you” Lance Reynold It was one of my oldest friend’s, Abbie’s, Hen party (Bachelorette party for you Americans) recently. We’ve known each other since we were about 9 years old back when we started our swimming careers. Sport has a funny way of forging bonds between you and your fellow teammates. The ones you see everyday. The ones who have gone through the toughest of training sessions…
When you find yourself away with family for the weekend in the countryside, specifically the Yorkshire Dales, and your family includes 3 children 10 years and under there is one activity that seems a surefire hit – a visit to a farm!
If you didn’t just sing that title then who are you and go and check out the band Blur here before you read on. Done that? Right OK. My Grandma turned 85 at the end of Dec last year and to celebrate she wanted to take the whole family away for the weekend and in a large country house – you the kind you would buy if you were mega rich.
Yes it’s true Fantastic Beasts has re-awoken the Potterhead in me and it’s exciting to have theories about what is going to happen and how this film connects to everything that we learnt in the original series. However, I will keep these to myself for now because, you know, spoilers and everything. Instead I thought I’d write about the greatest wizard of all time.
As you know I’ve hit that point in my studies where it’s time to think about what’s next. I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about a careers fair in Manchester that I attended and while it was great to talk to all the different companies and here about the many opportunities that are out there for me it also left me with a lot of questions, reading and stuff to sort out.
Earlier this summer the world’s sporting elite fought it out in Rio at the Olympic Games. Now, while it was super exciting and I happened to be in a decent time zone for the 2nd half (I was in Cuba) which meant I could watch it live at a reasonable time of day, I have been looking forward to the return of the Paralympics so much more!