Soul Cakes: Simple, Historic & Warming
I was twenty years old when I ate my first soul cake. It was Halloween, and I was visiting the grandmother of my then partner. Her family were staunch Catholics, whilst I was raised a Protestant, in the Church of England (C of E). Well, I say 'raised' - unless we actively practice another religion, the English are all fairly much C of E by default whether we regularly attend church or not.
The Butterfly and the Semicolon
I had decided upon the date a long time ago. October 2020. That would be the month I would get my first tattoo. The date wasn't arbitrary - I hadn't simply plucked October 2020 from the ether. It was loaded with significance.
Feel-Good Play-List: Part One
The world is a strange, scary place right now. Coronavirus, racial inequality, political horseplay... there's sadness, and seriousness aplenty, everywhere you look.
I needed to take a picture of myself for a job application. I hate taking selfies - I don't have facial dysmorphia but I certainly don't like my face.
- Second Place in Spooky Shorts Challenge
The New You
It had been an ordinary Tuesday morning until Timothy found a tiny ear nestled behind his... well, behind his 'normal' ear.
Today I Let Go
Today… I was brave Today… I let go. Today… I let go Of you. I didn’t want to But… I finally let go. You’d lived inside me
A short time ago, I had 'writer’s block.' The thing is... I didn't realize it. Not at first. To be honest, I actually thought the opposite: I believed I was on fire!
The Joy of Teaching English Online
First up this morning was the Biology undergraduate from Beijing who worries far too much about the difference between the Past Perfect tense and its Past Simple counterpart.