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Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë

I didn't remember to wish any of the Brontë siblings a happy birthday on here yet, so today, as it is their only brothers birthday, I thought I'd acknowledge it. Branwell Brontë is 200 years old today. He was a rather troubled soul that many see as a tragic character who always seemed to lose… Continue reading Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë

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Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

Continuous Strings has been around for six years now, how awesome is that? It has helped me express myself in a way that has kept me encouraged to write. I just wish I could win the lottery, buy a flat in Whitby and just spend six months writing... That is how much a I love… Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

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Devastation & Horror at Grenfell Tower Blaze

My country has suffered some bloody awful events in recent weeks and now, today, we all woke to the horror fire in London at the Grenfell Tower block. Built in the 1970's and believed to be home to between 400 and 600 people, it staggers belief the actual scale of this disaster. So far, 6… Continue reading Devastation & Horror at Grenfell Tower Blaze

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Weary

I have a particularly tired soul right now. Although my body is weary as hell, my soul feels so heavy right now. I’ve cut off Facebook and Twitter – those who care enough about me will contact me via other mediums to see how I am or just have a chat. The problem with social… Continue reading Weary

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Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

The poet Maya Angelou has always been close to my heart, especially her poem 'Still I Rise'. It was also the favourite poem of my lovely friend Jemma, who passed away a couple of years ago. It has always been something that has made me feel determined and picked me up whenever I have been… Continue reading Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

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Email from 23rd May 2007 – Sending the News of Lucy’s Passing

Here is a copy of an email I sent out to family and friends a few days after Lucy's funeral. Back before Facebook was the go-to medium of choice for contacting friends and family, I would occasionally e-mail out updates of how we were getting on post-university. I don't think anyone really wanted to receive… Continue reading Email from 23rd May 2007 – Sending the News of Lucy’s Passing

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Frustrated, Cynical Voter Rant

  Bit of a rant, sorry. The UK will be returning to the polls in June, to pick our new MPs (or keep our old ones) and in turn, select our new Prime Minister. I have noticed a lot of traffic on social media in support of the Labour Party and a huge amount of… Continue reading Frustrated, Cynical Voter Rant