An open letter to the boy I met on a train.

Dear Jasper, I met you in the middle of your panic attack on the 10pm train from Nottingham city centre. You had been to Pride but you had been violently attacked towards the end because of your gender. You don’t know me, but I did sit next to you on the train home on Saturday…

Study Abroad: Before

  When I was a child, which was only a decade ago if you think about it, I was too scared to talk to my next door neighbour – who I had known all my life. I was too shy to do anything without friends. I would never talk to strangers, which is a sensible…

Travel: Dublin

2017 is turning out to be a year full of travelling and journeys. Last week I spent a few days in Dublin with my university housemate and had a wonderful time! Here’s the photographic evidence.

Travel: Oxford.

Took a fun trip to Oxford and met some new people. Here are a few photo’s from the day:

Musicals.

For some reason, I can’t seem to stop listening to musical soundtracks. This obsession really started in sixth form when I would listen to musical recordings whilst I did my work. Fine. Cool. The upbeat sound being blasted into my ears kept my motivation up and I managed to get my excessive biology homework done…

Travel: London.

Despite living in Great Britain for my entire life, I finally went to London for the firs time in early December. Here are a few photographs I took!

Why Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the year.

It’s December. The Christmas jumper is on and all I’m playing is Christmas songs until the 25th. That’s a bit of a lie. Christmas songs began playing on the 2nd of November and with the recent release of the Hamilton Mix Tape Christmas tunes are not the only thing being played right now. Oh and…

Hope

Sundown on a summers eve Sunrise on a winters morn The early forest at dawn Chrisp autumn leaves Paws on the wooden floor Foot prints in fresh snow Gentle rain on the window pane Coloured pencils standing in a perfect line Soft hands running softly down your spine Electric atmosphere, loud beats in the air…

Reach Out

Silence has never been louder. Forgotten promises and plans. Ignored messages and late replies. It’s petty, I know, To wait for you to touch, To reach out, To see me. I’m tired of being first in our seven month communicative race. Maybe this is how it is supposed to be. Energy cannot be created, I…

Let Us Dance

“Let us dance?” She said. The a sun slipped away. “Before it’s too late, Give me your hand, my love.” Pause and wait. “Let us dance?” She said And still she waited. Distraction is the best medication She wants to ask again “Let us dance? Silence. Always silence Always questions and never any answers That’s…

New Beginnings

Autumn is my favourite season. There’s something about the way nature is transformed into beautiful gold and orange. The homely feeling about wearing a thick coat and woolly scarf. Yes it’s cold and it rains, but the crunch of leaves, and smell of warm food cooking in the oven does nothing but warm my heart….

Throwback: Amsterdam February 2016

Earlier this year I took advantage of a university society trip heading to Amsterdam. Despite having only traveled within the UK with family, and to Spain and France with school my desire to travel and explore is quite high. At £150 for travel and hotel I really could not say no. So, despite the looming…