A lover of writing with a tonne of thoughts and opinions stuck in his head. Lets see what comes out!
Nottingham: Where I currently Call My Home
I've always played fast and loose with the concept of that one place is where you can call home. Over the years I've lived in a variety of different places and found different reasons to call them home during that time of my life. At this moment in time, at the wonderful age of 27, I am currently calling Nottingham, England my hometown. But why do I call this city my current home? Lets find out...
2021: The Year of Calm
Its pretty safe to say that 2020 as a year wasn't the best. COVID-19 brought about a tonne of problems for everyone; one being the creation of a world-wide lockdown. In England, we saw so many variations of lockdown that it was kind of hard to keep up. So it wasn't really surprising when articles started to come out of people experiencing declining mental health; from burnout by working from home to general anxiety and depression from an uncertain future.
Walking Through the Forest
Mark Harris was an inquisitive guy, always wanting to explore the world around him. This was very quickly brought to an end when his elderly father, Harry, became ill. Now, Mark's time was spent taking care of an ailing Harry, staying close by should the worse come to fruition.
A Letter to 2022 Joe
Dear future me! So the year 2020 was full of drama and confusion; with COVID 19 throwing the country into chaos. There were lockdowns thrown around in various forms throughout the year, cutting off access to family and friends who you were so used to seeing. You had to deal with working from home, being away from people turning out to be harder than you initially expected.
Pixar's SparkShorts | Disney+ Review
I think I'm now at a moment in my life where I now watch TV and movies solely on streaming platforms as opposed to on actual TV channels. From Netflix to Disney+, I spend a lot of my time browsing the many shelves of mainstream and indie choices of movies and shows at my disposal.
5 Ways My Boyfriend Has Surprised Me
There are definitely more than five ways that my boyfriend (John) has surprised me, one of the more recent moments being the day he proposed to me (read about that one here). However, I wanted to used this article to highlight some of the ways in which he has surprised me with small moments of kindness.
My Sister: The Eco-Warrior
Over the past couple of years, my younger sister has become more aware of how her spending habits have been affecting the planet. She has always been a fairly conscious person, keeping a keen eye on the news and looking around for a better understanding of the world around her. At times this has taken a dramatic turn, with her spending hours on end worrying about the state of the world - yet she comes out the other end stronger and with a solid ambition to help change the world in even the smallest ways she knows how.
The Great Independent Businesses of Nottingham
Recently I came across a sign on an Instagram picture that said "Nottingham has more independent businesses than any other city in the UK, outside London". This Instagram post had been reposted by many of my friends but originated from a post made by Cafe Sobar, which according to there site is "a social enterprise run by local drug and alcohol recovery charity, Double Impact, to help support their vital work with people whose lives have been devastated by addiction" (find them here)