Book Review: The Cat and the City

This book is truly a one of a kind. Dozens of short chapters are woven together to create a picture of Tokyo on the run up to the 2020 Olympics (which, sadly, never happened in the real world). It is a story of how strangers’ lives can be interwoven in…

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Being a Judge for 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

Being a Judge for 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

500 Words is an annual writing competition encouraging children to creatively tackle a specific theme with (you guessed it) a limit of just 500 words. The … View Post
Brilliant Things #1

Brilliant Things #1

This year I’ll be sharing some of the brilliant things I come across. Those things that you read/watch/hear and then immediately … View Post
The Reading RPG 2021: Collecting Ingredients

The Reading RPG 2021: Collecting Ingredients

After all that reading in 2020, we had a choice between 22 spells for defeating the evil that is stirring in the Heartlands. It was Harry … View Post
I Got My First Tattoo!

I Got My First Tattoo!

I finally did it, I got my first tattoo! I’ve had friends getting tattoos since we were teenagers, but I’ve always been … View Post
If We Were Having Coffee…

If We Were Having Coffee…

I feel like a lot has happened since the last time I did one of these catch-up posts (back in August, I think). For … View Post
Getting Crafty: Pom Poms, Lino Printing & Embroidery

Getting Crafty: Pom Poms, Lino Printing & Embroidery

In these months of Covid madness I’ve found a lot of calm by getting back into arts and crafts. I’ve tried to … View Post