September 2007 ….. Day One in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Euphoria, that’s all I remember feeling. Pure euphoria. Six oc’lock me and Mum rose from our beds, and then half an hour later- There I was, sat in a car on my way to filming Harry Potter. The clouds were grey and dull, […]Continue Reading
Vintage Clothes? The Way Forward, Ironically…. Here Are My Top Five Favs!
The vintage look is under-rated, under-appreciated, and this is, understandably…. not fair! Recently, I discovered the joy of putting vintage outfits together, everything, ranging from cloches, 60s dresses, 50s jackets, and – one of my personal favourites – the traditional fur coat, (although mine are faux) I think there’s a lot of judgement in society […]Continue Reading
Life With Anxiety: The Ups, Downs, and Middles
Sorry for the upsetting post, but I’ve had a tough day today, mentally. For those close to me, you’ll know that I have suffered with anxiety and depression for many years. For those who are new to my blog, you’ll learn quickly that I do. Unfortunately, it’s as natural to me as breathing. Maybe it […]Continue Reading
Love is…. Your guess is better than mine
How I feel about attraction, and the idea of love is tricky. It shouldn’t be. After all, it’s the most natural thing ever, but for the girl who never got the guy, who was always watching from the sidelines, who, try as she might, never had that fairytale ending….. (and continues to follow this pattern), […]Continue Reading
Ron and Hermione Are Trapped In The Girls’ Bathroom! (A Sneaky Snippet)
Please note: The entire franchise of Harry Potter belongs to ©J.K. Rowling and ©Warner Bros. I am not making money from this. Thank you. “If you were listening in class,” lectured Hermione, “Then you’ll know there was not simply one potion, there were four.” She scribbled down the names, and closed her eyes, remembering the […]Continue Reading
Performing Arts Goals: 2020 (and a little bit of history!)
Dream it. Wish it. Do it. I’ve always loved performing. If you gave me a situation where I had to either order dinner in a restaurant, or sing to the waiters, I know which I’d pick. Putting on another’s mask is easier (and always has been.) Anyone else like this? I’ll never forget the first […]Continue Reading
Harry Potter, Sherlock, Emmerdale, Peter Pan…. but not as you know them.
Ever since my secondary school days, I have written fanfiction. For anyone who doesn’t know the term, it’s when you take another author’s characters and make up your own plots. Despite the enjoyment, writing original stories is often a tough, mental slog. It takes planning, editing, and research. When you’ve had enough of the hard […]Continue Reading
At this time of year, I’m always doodling cartoons. It starts at the beginning of December, when I find myself drawing reindeer, presents, Father Christmas, and anything else festive related! This was no different a month ago. As I write this, it’s Christmas Eve. It’s my favourite night of the year. Earlier, I was sat […]Continue Reading
Breathing dreams like air F. Scott. Fitzgerald Nothing is more important than following what your heart wants. I honestly believe that. If you have ambitions, you have to do everything (and more) in your power, to achieve them. For me, writing will always be at the top. It’s my lifeblood.Continue Reading
‘Will Worthington and The Black Rainbow’: My Novel, My Dream.
“You might be inspired on this trip.” I never thought those words would actually resonate with me. In September 2007, I started the first draft of my upper middle grade novel, deep inside the heart of an arboretum in Gloucestershire. Two hours later, I read out three pages in the university chapel, and people really […]Continue Reading