Here is the thing about the Toymakers. I really, really wanted to love it. It had everything I could have loved within it's pages. But, this book was obviously not the book for me, as I really didn't fall in love with the book in the way that I wanted too. The first problem, shall... Continue Reading →
I draw back the curtains, And wipe sleep from my eyes, The early hour of the morning, It's time to rise and shine. I get dressed quickly,And run out of the door, To work on my dreams, Won't stop till I make them all. So I work and I work, Home I go every night,... Continue Reading →
The little voice whispers "you will be fine",And then I realise the little voice is mine, I stagger and stumble and think in my head, I should listen to what my little soul said. The me of the past, encourages me now, I may have grown up, but she's with me somehow,Though I get scared,... Continue Reading →
The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts. When I read the initial synopsis of the book I was so intrigued I popped it straight on my list of books I wanted for my birthday. Low and behold the book fairy (aka my mum) granted my bookish wishes and brought me the books I wanted, and low... Continue Reading →
Flowers have short lives, They spend their life trying to grow, They blossom into something beautiful, From the tiny seeds that we once did sow. But sunflowers are extra special, This giant yellow full bloom, Can brighten up each day, And even the dullest room. Though their lives are often short, They chose to be... Continue Reading →
Bodies intertwining as we dance,Dance until the hours melt away, Away we dance through the streets, Streets filled with people watching, Watching as we twirl and turn, Turn by turn we waltz in the night, Night punctuated with stars so bright, Bright little stars the only light we need, Need to keep waltzing to the... Continue Reading →
I was supposed to write a post for today, but instead I managed to get whisked away to the magical world of the Caraval by Stephanie Garber. After buying the book yesterday, I couldn't wait to sit and read it i WAS THRILLED to finally have a copy of it. I loved the first two... Continue Reading →
Since finishing the Silent Companions, the second I read the blurb from this book I knew I was going to every second of it love it. Doretha, also known though the book as "Dotty", is a young woman from a "good home". Her mother died when she was young, and so consequently she has been... Continue Reading →
Just one small sailboat, In the waves that make the sea, And on that small boat, Sits little lonely me. There's an anchor on the boat, It's not where it's supposed to be, It's used to bring us to shore, Instead it will be used to drown me. I wrap my hands around the rope, I cut it with a knife, Today will not be... Continue Reading →
The weight of the world is a really interesting concept alongside the whole saying 'they have the weight of the world on their shoulders'. The fun thing is the weight of the world has never changed, in all of the billions of years it has existed. No matter what we build that weight won't change... Continue Reading →
Life is like a recipe from a cookbook. It has many ingredients of which make up your life. Each part of your life is an ingredient that eventually combined to create the bigger picture. And just as a cake needs a binding agent, such as egg you are the thing that pieces together these different... Continue Reading →
So the classic red lip is a staple across the makeup industry in the western world. I don't wear makeup most days but when I do I always gravitate towards a red lipstick. This has been somewhat of a popular staple since the turn of the 20th Century, gaining its popularity in the early 1900's.... Continue Reading →
She placed her coffee down on the table,And didn't lift her nose from her book, She didn't care who was around her, She didn't stop reading to look. He spotted her from the other side of the room, He decided to go and say hello, In his hand was another coffee, And a doughnut with icing sunflower yellow. He placed his handfuls... Continue Reading →
If you have read though a few of my poems, or you know me really will you know I have an absolute fascination with stars. This is something I have always had since a child and thinking about it probably stems from the fact my Grandparents call me their 'Little Star'. This is a name... Continue Reading →
Time is running away from me. I am coming to the end of my fourth year of study at university, which actually means I have been away from home for 4 years? I left young, impressionable and with a lot to learn at the age of 18 and looking back at how far I have... Continue Reading →
So, Tonight, I will sit, And count the stars, One by one for you, All of them up high, I won't forget, When Counting, To Count, You.
A poem about a couple arguing one storms out the other is left longing for their return. When they don't they go outside to call their name....
A poem about looking for someone you miss in the daily tasks of life, but always knowing they are never far away.
A poem about when you see someone you love, you heart is racing, you mind runs away but when they hold you life becomes so still and there is just the two of you in that moment.
A poem about how children's books tell the same story with a happy ending but real life doesn't reach the same expectations.
A poem about how you don't need to follow the crowd and 'drink the toxic drinks' that society lay out for us. Just because you see others do it doesn't mean you should fall into the trap.
This is a call to the human race, The biggest battle that we will face, Ready the soldiers, we're going to war, This is something we should all stand for. The mechanical battle begins today, That of the past may just be the best way. The inflation of technology, a war must commence, Line up... Continue Reading →
She walks down a path, There's a clearing in the wood, A large lake lies still. She sits by the side, Evaluating the life, Under the surface.For under the still, Is a world we never knew, The surface hides it. She looks at her face, Reflected in the water, More than meets the eye. As under the layer, Of the girls exterior, Is a life she hides. For just... Continue Reading →
This poem is all about discovering a love that makes you feel alive, not just settling for something lukewarm. Love is an emotion that is meant to make you feel something. Find one that makes you feel alive.
And yet still the broken live, a message that though people get battered emotionally they still go out and live life in society.
A husband writes his wife a waltz to comemorate their first wedding anniversary. They live a long and happy life. 10 years after he has passed she still dances to and hums the watlz.
The first day of National Poetry Writing Month. This is a poem about fighting beauty standards set out by magazines. Similarly to how magazines 'Cut and Paste' parts of the models body they like to create this perfect image, this poem tells the story of a girl who wishes to cut and paste her own version of beauty onto her body. It is about the battle we face trying to live up to unrealsitic beauty standards.
It is another bringht monday lunchtime, and so that means it is time for another Hiaku Prompt. This week, the words are Narrow and Minded. I really enjoy doing these and if it is something you would be interested in trying, you can Join in. Once you click the link you will be taken to... Continue Reading →
"Another one?" He slumped into the chair behind the desk facing the best of the scare team that he could muster together. "How can she have to have another one? You realise here that we are the monsters and she is just a little girl." He sighed taking his glasses off his nose and throwing... Continue Reading →
It has been a while since I have challenged myself to do one of these, I had become to busy to spend the time I wanted on the blog. It felt like a chore. I have had some time off and have come back loving it more than ever. With that being said, it is... Continue Reading →
I wasn't going to purchase any new books this year, until I have completed the endless mass of neglected books I already have. And then... I had a birthday. Whilst I didn't technically purchase any books myself, I was gifted a selection of books as it is something my family do every year. They always... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I catch myself longing for the life I used to have. I endlessly return to the social media pages of the people I used to call friends and I am met with this longing for a person who isn't there anymore. Then I revert back to my own social pages and realise I haven't... Continue Reading →
The second book of the year that I have read is none other than Faithful by Alice Hoffmann. This is the first book by Hoffmann I have read, though I have a feeling it won't be the last. Though this book was marketed towards adult fiction, I would argue that it sits more with young... Continue Reading →
Find,Looking, Having fun, Discovering,Never stop the hunt, Not knowing where to go, That is all part of the fun, Discovering places and things, Imagination free to run wild, When are you going on an adventure? The world is yours to explore. What is stopping you?
Surprise! Look what is making a comeback. Here we go again with the fairytale changeup. These fables and fairy tales were great when I was growing up because often they ended with a moral. It’s only now as I have gotten older that I’ve started to see the holes in some of the stories and realised... Continue Reading →
Two people sit round a table,Just two people alone, It's simple, and plain, yet it's theirs, They have no fears, worries or cares, How happy are they to be, Just the two people you see. The following year comes another, Two people, and now a third,The thrid one is crying,They can't get a line in, Still how happy they are to... Continue Reading →
I never used to like coffee, I've always fancied tea,But since starting a masters,It's usually a coffee for me. Remeber that time, around summer when I was all "woo I'm going to be doing a masters"? You know when I mean. Well. I was wrong, I have made a terrible mistake and I would like to... Continue Reading →
When you said I love you for the very first time, my whole room lit up with stars dancing across the ceiling, down the walls and filling up the sky. The room became so bright, I could barely even see, that's what your love did to me. When you said I love you for the... Continue Reading →
She sees everyone, In all different shades of grey, But when she saw you, She could not believe her eyes, You was all different colours. Your smile shined deep red, Your hair was a mousy brown, Your cheeks blushed with pink, And your eyes a green sea blue. The colours bounced off of you. And... Continue Reading →
It is easy, when you love books, to start the year having set yourself targets to read more. Perhaps you have even put numerical claims out there about just how many books you are going to read. Then you blink and suddenly its October and you haven't read nearly as many books as you were... Continue Reading →
There is this 80 year old woman, Living on my street, Except every time I see her,She's always on her feet. She's searching day and night,All seven days a week,She's looking for her brother,She lost playing hide and seek. She often tells her story, Of the day he disappeared,She says it happened years ago,Something horrible... Continue Reading →
Fog, Covered, Arms reaching, Man made of mist, Trying to grab me, He's got into my head, My thoughts all begin to blur, The man of the mist coming for me, My judgment is clouded, I can't see, My depression is catching up with me. I battle against the man made of mist, I beg... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year! I hope that everyone reading this has a happy and healthy 2019. I hope that you make the most of every day, of this new beginning. A whole new year of chances. How will you use yours?
Sometimes I wonder,How different my life would be, If I made choices,Based on the things that I want, Not what other people want. Sometimes I will think, That the decision is mine, That I have a choice, But part of me knows, I don't,The choices are always yours. So I'm changing that, I am taking back control,These are my choices, And it is my... Continue Reading →
Has anyone else recently had their heart broken by David Attenborough, and the new show Dynasties. Well, my heart was broken and instantly I wanted to help out in any way I could. Which brings me to today's haiku prompt. The words are Exist and Today. Should you wish you can Join in here. Species... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Win and Lose. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you can join in here. The link will take you to see the... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Future and Hope. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you can Join in here. The link will take you to... Continue Reading →
She added a charm to her bracelet,For every life that she took, Though, she didn't have a favourite, As it was her personal scrapbook. The bracelet told her story, Of the boys who fell in love, The charms were the all glory,She still often thinks of.The boys were represented,In the charms, it was clear to see,The bracelet she invented,Could never... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Truth and Honour. This week I have decided to write a tanka in homage to a creative genius who sadly passed today. If you would like... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Question and Resolve. This week I have decided to write a tanka. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you... Continue Reading →
And so the thirty first of this month has rolled round, and that means that this is the last blog of the month. I blogged everyday this month. Sorry, I think I just left a typo. Because who knew I could blog every day in a month? I didn't! But you know, it wasn't as... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned my wonderful family came up for the weekend to see me as I was unable to get home due to work loads extinguishing normal capacities. We had a wonderful few days going around the area and having a tour of Liverpool. Though not a conventional tour. You won't find this tour any... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Strike and Hunger. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you can Join in here. The link will take you... Continue Reading →
Today we went on an adventure to Blackpool. I was feeling homesick and my family came up to visit. My brother had never seen the lights at Blackpool so we took him. It was so pretty with the lights all dancing and lighting up the streets. Though, I did get a bit of light envy... Continue Reading →
Photos hold stories, They hold moments forever, They tell my story, Better than I ever could, Whispering a thousand words. If you look closely, Photographs hold my secrets, Look you'll see it's true, They hold all of the secrets, I wouldn't have said to you. Photos can not change, Though the people in them can,... Continue Reading →
If you dream about something, work until you can do it. Though it may be difficult and unpredictable, if it makes you happy, what have you got to lose! Work until your life becomes the life you dream of.
One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told. Eight for a wish, Nine for a kiss, Ten for a bird you must not miss, Eleven for health, Twelve for wealth Thirteen, lookout it is the... Continue Reading →
I thought for today's 'Blog Every Day in October' I would do a "Tea and Talk" as I don't often just talk about things that have happened. So grab a cuppa tea sit down, relax and I'll answer some questions. If you fancy having a go at answering the questions I'll leave a blank copy... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. Although this week I have written a tanka. It’s so interesting to see people’s take on the challenge words- which this week are Art and Compass. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you can... Continue Reading →
Books are wonderful things, whether they are fiction or non-fiction they are captivating and can hold your attention for a while. I do not think that there is much better than a good book. Which, is why it leaves me so unbelievably heartbroken when somebody comes along and just tells you how it ends. They... Continue Reading →
So the worst part about being away from home is feeling homesick. Unfortunately for me I happen to feel homesick an awful lot. I don't know how to cope with that feeling, I don't know what I can do to make it better. Nothing I seem to do helps me face it. I want to... Continue Reading →
Another week has passed and so it is time again for another haiku prompt. It's so interesting to see people's take on the challenge words- which this week are Rise and Fall. If you would like to have a go at the weekly haiku challenge, you can Join in here. The link will take you... Continue Reading →
I have just moved into a new house and it's such a strange environment. I made some sort of decision to undertake a music masters, which may or may not be the worst idea I've ever had. I'm undecided on how I actually feel about the masters for the moment, so I will with hold... Continue Reading →
It's Christmas! Well no, actually it's not. But commercially Christmas has begun. Everything is up in full swing. The selection boxes are on the shelves, mince pies are making a comeback and wrapping paper is on offer. That's basically means it's Christmas. I know you're thinking, but wait- where did November go surely it was... Continue Reading →
The rain is my favourite weather, and so waking up this morning to it gently hitting the window was a lovely wake up call for me. I find the rain so fascinating because it dances and falls to the ground. Everything becomes prettier in the rain.
Cold, Yet warm, Leaves dancing, Colours are bright, It's that time of year, Animals hibernate, And there's a chill in the air, Wrap up warm or colds are in store, But the sun still shines in the cold day, Autumn it's great to have you back to stay. The floor is covered in leaves all... Continue Reading →
The silence drowns out, Everything I want to feel, I feel so alone. I'm lucky because I have lots of people who care and look after me. People who check on on me. Yesterday was mental health awareness day and lots of people will be feeling alone and like there's no way out of this.... Continue Reading →
Friendships are funny things. We choose these people that we like and we keep them around to talk too and we meet up with them sometimes. Some people we get on with instantly and other people we just don’t see eye to eye with. What many people do not understand is that it is perfectly... Continue Reading →
It's funny because I've just moved into a new house where we currently do not have any internet. It's only a few days temporarily, but it's amazing how lost you can feel without it. We don't have a tv licence or internet just yet and I feel like I'm missing out. Yet it's funny because... Continue Reading →
I've decided to make this weekly haiku challenge work and I'm going to give it my best shot. You too can Join in! It trying to stay relevant to the news there's a lot of focus on global warming at the moment. Here's my attempt at the haiku challenge: Just like lungs need air, The... Continue Reading →
She was three moves away from checkmate, The path was clear to see, All she had to do was count them out, One two and three, how simple it would be. But things aren't always easy, That's not how this game ends, For he could also make the move, And end the game right there.... Continue Reading →
Let me introduce you to this side of my skin. It's blemished and red tinged it's pale and thin. This side of my skin, that everyone sees. It isn't everything that makes up me. The outside seems stern and cold to the touch. But that doesn't give me credit for much. I may seem unapproachable,... Continue Reading →
I will admit. I'm scared of a few things, to name a few: spiders, feeling lonely, time going too fast and blank pages. I'm scared of blank pages. There's so many beautifully endless possibilities that can come with a blank page, it is almost overwhelming. You can sit down and draw or write or you... Continue Reading →
Hello! So I was scrolling through blogs in my spare time reading a few of the posts, as I always do, when I stumbled across one that inspired me. I found a haiku prompt. It's a weekly challenge where you can take the words given and write a haiku based on them. Join in with the... Continue Reading →
As I said in part one of this series, I love books (shocker) and I grew up reading fairytales. These fables and fairy tales were great when I was growing up because often they came with a moral. It's only now as I have gotten older that I've started to see the holes in some... Continue Reading →
Social media is such a wonderful thing. It gives everybody the opportunity to connect easily and communicate. You can send texts and emails in seconds. You can pass free time with endless scrolling though posts made by your friends and you can further show your appreciation through likes and comments. You can arrange meetings and... Continue Reading →
So you spend your money and precious time reading a book. You fall in love with the main characters, the story. You can't put it down. You're captivated into this world which you fall in love with. Racing through the pages you need to know how it ends. There's a selfish desire for all your... Continue Reading →
It's funny because it's 4:03 in the morning, and I'm wide awake. I can't sleep. I can't even begin to think about shutting my eyes and salvaging what's left of these blissful hours that pass in which I shouldn't even be conscious for. However, there's yet again too much on my mind and far to... Continue Reading →
When do we stop being the person we're expected to be and become the person we want to be? When do we stop altering our actions to be the person we are not, to be the person we are? When do we stop writing for other people and start writing for ourselves? When can we... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I just want to write. I just want to sit down and empty my head of all of its contents. Just lay it all out, filling the blank pages with the images and colours and sounds I have stored. I want to tell stories and laugh about all of the wonderfully hilarious things and... Continue Reading →
Poetry doesn't have to rhyme it just has to make you feel something. This was written when my best friend had her heart broken and we sat in her room eating ice cream crying with each other. Today she is whole and smiling again. I couldn't be happier.
I have long been putting off writing this post, simply because I don't have enough words to talk about it. But it's time. I don't have any photos or videos to share of the experience, I'm more of a watch it and enjoy the memory kinda girl. I don't enjoy watching though a camera lens... Continue Reading →
Okay so I understand that at this point, if you are someone who follows along my posts, you may well be thinking- 'She claims to be a music student, but I haven't seen anything musical yet'. I'm working on it. (I am actually just nervous to share things I have done as that is not... Continue Reading →
I have done my fair share of reading in my years, there have been some books that I just can't stop talking about. Don't get me wrong I have disliked my fair share of books too but that is a discussion for another time. For now let's talk about all the books I love, well... Continue Reading →
Look.The North-South divide is real okay. Going to university in the North has taught me about the hatred for the South, okay fine. I’ve accepted it. But let me clear a few things up okay. The Midlands is a thing. I’m not even remotely sorry for pointing this out. I am a Midlander, and I am... Continue Reading →
Ever since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with all things magical. This deep rooted love has developed in the start from my family, and our constant belief in magic. I grew up with stories of magic and mermaids and fairies and I had a sizeable imagination that went along side it.... Continue Reading →
As I close the door, Memories run out with me, It’s not my home now. So onwards we go, To the new place we call home, Adventure awaits. I moved out of my little flat which I’ve lived in for 2 years now hence the absence. It was so stressful packing everything up but now... Continue Reading →
They discarded us like useless seeds, Leaving our destiny to the breeze. We were carried away and lost, Afraid of the winter frost. But what they forget was even the smallest of seeds grow. We will rise up from the ground. So grow. Spread a voice of hope. Be the wildflower you were... Continue Reading →
Picking petals off a flower, They tumble to the ground, He loves me, He loves me not, Around until the answers found. The last petal falls, Down with it all my dreams, You see me loves me, Then he loves me not, Switching automatically. One day he’s around to love, The other, nowhere... Continue Reading →
She cast her eyes across the waves and watched, As the sun danced over the water. She thought about how she was like the ocean,Carefree and calm. But then she realised what else she could be. A storm of destruction, danger and fear.The waves crashing and bashing, destroying everything near. The sea may glisten but that’s... Continue Reading →
Recently, incase you haven't already heard, I've finished university. If I was being honest, I don't really know what I'm doing with my life. I'm really not used to having free time to myself, and enjoying it. So one of the things I found myself occupying myself with was visiting the Double Fantasy- John Lennon... Continue Reading →
I want to know you, Not the pretend you, for show, Show me who you are. Take down all the walls, Take off the mask you put on, Show me who you are. Start with all your bones, Then guide me around your mind, Show me who you are. I want to know you, The... Continue Reading →
After 3 years... I have finally completed my degree! So 3 years ago I arrived at a university in Liverpool City Centre, after moving 100 miles away from the place I called home. I was placed into a flat of 7 people and that was that. So much has happened over the years let me... Continue Reading →
I used to see the world in many colours, I used to run out in the sun, But then you went and left me, Now I can't even run. The colours have all faded, And shattered is my kaleidiscope, And down with it fell, and all my dreams and hopes. Gone are all the colours,... Continue Reading →
‘This is Going to Hurt’ by Adam Kay. Synopsis: 97- hour weeks. Life and death decisions. A constant tsunami of bodily fluids. And the hospital parking metre earns more than you. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s diaries provide a... Continue Reading →
I can do anything. Apologies for the absence, I have a music performance exam later on today. Though I am so nervous, if I believe in myself enough, part of me believes that I can do this. I can do this and I will. Watch me.
Recently I asked a friend of mine a question which has been playing on my mind ever since. It was 4am and the conversation topics had ever gradually become deeper and more revealing. There is so much you can learn about a human in the early hours of the morning, there is something about the daylight... Continue Reading →