Art and Photography

Finding Mother: Anaïs Nin

My love for Anaïs has been with me for many years. When I was a teenager I had heard of her but living in a small town with no good bookshops or a comprehensive library meant I never found her on the bookshelves. In my early twenties it was then I began collecting her work […]

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Art and Photography

Romance Is Undead: Only Lovers Left Alive

It may seem a little late (or is that early) for Valentine’s day but who says that Halloween can’t be a romantic time of year? If you haven’t seen it already then I suggest you purchase a copy of Only Lovers Left Alive written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Before I had actually seen it, […]

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Art and Photography

The Thinking Person’s TV: Twin Peaks 2017

On-Demand box sets and Netflix have improved the quality of television somewhat. We aren’t bound to soap operas or films; we have something in-between that is addictive, obsessive and a lot more cinematic than TV has ever been before. The new season of Twin Peaks has certainly shown the world how you can create a […]

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Creativity

Blood and Ink

People either love the fact I am a poet or they rip into me like poetry went out of fashion in 1889. I’m sorry that poetry isn’t your thing but neither is watching reality TV or eating animals; we all have our own lives. I do however feel, as a woman, I sometimes get a […]

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Creativity

Be More Bohème

  Be More Bohème , that is my message but what does that actually mean? According to the trusty internet a bohemian can be defined as a carefree soul that defies convention. My definition? A bohemian is a magical being that moves through life sprinkling glitter with every gesture, they are always reaching for the […]

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Creativity

Patchwork People: Musings on being multi-faceted

  I see it too many times, I see people shying away from their true selves because they worry about the opinion of others. They believe that people will evict them from their social circle, if you have friends like that then we will not call them friends. True friends know you well enough to […]

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Books, Literature and Writers

Finding The Muse: Jessie Burton

I have often looked for inspiration. I now know it doesn’t quite exist as a moment of greatness. In the past I have walked miles to find it, read pages to see if it was hiding in-between the words and I have trawled the World Wide Web in hope of catching a glimpse of my […]

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