Does anybody else like listening music to help them visualise a moment or scene in their story as they write? Sometimes when I can picture the movement of the characters and visualise their feelings I need something to help me move it along. I listen to music to help me think of what could happen… Continue reading Moving with Folk Rock
So I accidentally created a novella printed into the shape of an A4 graphic novel impostor, ha! I admit this was not expected and I only became aware of it after receiving the review on the book’s Amazon page. This is very good to know! Now I can check the settings and find a way… Continue reading HUGE Paperback size
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh This is quite possibly one of the nicest quotes I’ve ever read. I came across it a few years ago when I started appreciating my… Continue reading The Ways of Tea
First day at classroom observation today. Note: I’m not going to go into any specifics or details to protect both the school and the students. It’s certainly a good experience and definitely worth doing if you’re unsure about it. I definitely could imagine myself as the teacher in that environment. It looked like there is… Continue reading Teaching Log
Due to my newfound responsibility of cooking meals more regularly, I thought it’d be a good idea to find a good motivation. So I took my desire to learn Mandarin Chinese and my love for Chinese food and decided to take advantage of it! Yep I’m going to practice making dumplings, chow mein and good soups.… Continue reading Exotic Food
While I don’t normally celebrate this day, I will still wish warm fortune to everyone and especially to my friends and family in Ireland. I can not wait to go back there this year – it’s become a bit of a regular trip now which is fantastic! I learned something about wearing green on this… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day!
I’m really excited because I finally managed to settle some classroom observation to support my application for a PGCE this year. I’m thinking about going into secondary school teaching for Art and Design (if you didn’t guess already from the title) but I’m going to see what it’s like first before making that decision. As much… Continue reading Teaching Art and Design