What J.M. Barrie’s classic ‘Neverland’ means to me, and why ‘growing up’ has such a powerful effect

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There is nowhere else in the world that I feel so strongly about, and that includes Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In fact – the mere idea that I’ll never be able to fly to the second star to the right, and run about on the island with The Lost Boys; and eat imaginary […]

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Bass, books, voices, and believing in my writing again :)

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I’m really pleased to say that despite all the struggles this year has brought, things are – fingers crossed – beginning to seem brighter. As I mentioned in the last entry, I have started to learn bass guitar. It’s going well! There are lots of skills that I need to hone in order to play […]

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‘I’ve been to the Year 3000,’ (and back again) BASS MANIA!

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When my singing teacher joked, “You’ve played the keyboard in videos now, you should play the bass next time!” I allowed myself a giggle. Me? A bass player? The idea was ludicrous; a notion for a comedy show…. and yet…. The next evening, Dad suggested that I try his out. It took me five minutes […]

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‘Life on Mars’: Why the TV series is so close to my heart; and an exploration into Sam Tyler’s ‘realities’ Warning: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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Personal Views I have wanted to write this essay for three nights, and finally, I am ready to get it all out. There are some TV series that have a lasting, profound effect on me. Life on Mars is just that. When it came onto our screens in 2006, it wasn’t only addictive because it […]

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Mood Boosting List For Those Moody Days (Of which there are many at the moment)

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I was speaking to my friend yesterday, who said to me that I should list everything that I’ve done that’s positive in my life. In no order….. (except my book!) It was a really good idea, especially as I’ve always been so against myself, so I’m putting together a list of all my accomplishments, and […]

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In ‘Nightshade’, Horowitz does it again, proving that Alex Rider’s legacy is multi-nationally immortal ….

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A rip-roaring, action-fueled thirteenth installment of the ever-popular Alex Rider series. Filled with pages and pages of heart-stopping scenes that you can’t put down for a minute, (although, thankfully my heart didn’t stop, or I wouldn’t be able to write again :O NOOOOOooo….) Anyway, the story revolves around an undercover organisation who have been working […]

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Updates and Reflections, Nightmares and Passions

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Morning, all 🙂 It has been a very weird, fuzzy existence for the past two months. In my last journal entry about inner thoughts, I mentioned ‘The Matrix’ as a movie that I could relate to…. Today, I remember another one. Anyone know the film ‘Sliding Doors?’ I really can’t help but think of it […]

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