Sugar and Salt (Poem)

     The street at the top of the park hill was an endless row of The Identical; as if mirrors were aligned along the tarmac on the road, reflecting the same seemingly ordinary, seeming tangible, towering brown house over and over into the infinite vanishing point.      Before we could play, we had to call […]

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Featured on Student Journalism Blog: A Day in the Life of a Creative Degree Student

This week, I was lucky enough to feature on Sophie Dishman’s “A Day in the Life” Series on her blog Musings of a Journalism Student where Sophie interviewed me and I talked about my experiences as a Creative Degree Student. You can read the interview below and find the full post on Sophie’s blog.  “A […]

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Guest Blog: “An English Girl’s View on Scottish Independence” by Sophie Dishman

Introducing ‘moon child’ guest blogger: Sophie Dishman! I am a 21 year old student studying Journalism at the University of Sunderland. I have a keen interest in politics and international relations as well as mental health, carers issues and disability. I am also a blogger and Youtuber, writing and talking about my experiences of being […]

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September Musings: Self-publishing and going back to uni

September is always a busy month what with going back to university, settling back into regular classes and a routine, and getting ready for winter (I’m desperately trying to hold myself back from buying the entire knitwear section in Primark) so I haven’t been posting as many blog posts as I ordinarily would have this […]

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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 (TV Review)

Sunday night marked the long-awaited and highly-anticipated return of Shane Meadows’ award-winning drama series This Is England; in the form of its last instalment, This Is England ’90. Following on from the film set in 1983 and subsequent drama series set in ‘86 and ‘88, viewers have watched little Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) grow up on […]

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How to Have the Best Movie Night

This is a sponspored blog post. Do you know how much I paid for a ticket the last time I went to the cinema? £8, and £16 on top of that for two small popcorns and a medium portion of nachos. Admittedly, there’s nothing quite like going to the cinema and seeing films on ‘the […]

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Film Review: Legend

Published by Student Rag. People are often surprised to hear that I’m a huge fan of gangster films. I love them so much that I even have a huge make-shift canvas up on my wall featuring characters from Scarface, Goodfellas, The Godfather and many more all gathered round a poker table. But one of my […]

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Sophie’s Choice: First Dates (TV Review)

Published by Student Rag. I’m a bit of a long-time fan of First Dates. As a bit of a cynic myself, I appreciate and commend the nervous, hopeless-romantic singletons as they toddle sheepishly into the First Dates restaurant – an eatery where nobody, apart from the staff, have ever met before – for their blind […]

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Guest Blog: “Tips for Studying English at University” by Abigail Wing

Introducing moon child guest blogger: Abigail Wing! My name is Abigail and I am a student at the University of Stirling studying for a degree in English. Ever since I was little I have had a profound love of books that has inspired me to pursue a career in publishing. My passion for reading also […]

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