Category Archives: Life

Breaking my Silence and a Tough Decision

Again I must apologise for not being around. Things have been hectic with the internship, which I absolutely love, and the masters, which I’m starting to get the hang of. In fact, I had my first hand in for that this week, and have two more hand ins due in the next fortnight. In fact that’s what I’ve been spending my weekends doing, which has contributed to the quietness and tumbleweed spreading through Any One Thing.

I have several things to chat with you guys about, the Leveson report has just come out which gave predictable results, you bet I’ve got some opinions on that.

Last Thursday I graduated, it was an amazing day. A lot better than I expected. I’ll post some photos and go into more detail about it.

Also, I owe you an Any One Book, unfortunately I am still only halfway through Frankenstein but as soon as I am done I will give you that review.

Which leads me to my tough decision. It has taken a lot of thinking and self-convincing but I have decided to suspend Any One Book.

It’s been going for over a year and  I absolutely love it, but have no time to manage a book a month. Like I said earlier I will give you the Frankenstein review when I’m done and any book that I do read I will upload a review.

I will pick it up again though, once my studies are done, so worry not Any One Book will not be forgotten.

Anyway, how are you all? Can you believe it’s December tomorrow? This year has gone by so quickly.

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Some Good News

So, I said in the previous post that I’d tell you what I’ve been caught up in.

Well, while I’m tempted to spin you a tale of being unexpectedly whisked across the world on some amazing adventure Indiana Jones style, or perhaps a saga of being utterly wrapped up in the joys of my book and how I’ve almost finished the first draft I think the truth will have to suffice. Continue reading


Yesterday I Met My Hero

Not many people get to say that. Not many people have the honour of being in their hero’s presence and not many people get to exchange words with them.

But let me start from the beginning.

As you know from my post yesterday and probably the news that J.K. Rowling had a new book come out and she celebrated it at the Southbank Centre in London with a hoard of 900 fans. She spent the day itself on a plane coming down from Edinburgh and watched Men in Black 3 with her Husband and eldest daughter.

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Channel 4, Why Are You So Rubbish?

Paralympic Movement flag

Paralympic Movement flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been addicted to and absolutely loved the Olympics and it is an affair that has kept on going with the Paralympics. The events for the latter have been astonishing and Ellie Simmonds is my new hero. The sport has been tense and thrilling, Team GB inspiring and each gold medal moment is a moment etched in history.

I love it, I love the fact that I’ve been watching sports I don’t usually, during the Olympics I was an avid follower of the Taekwondo, the dressage and the show jumping, at the moment I love the swimming, wheelchair basketball and the visually impaired football. Continue reading


WeekendNotes

Heya guys! I know I’ve been sort of quite lately, but I’ve been sort of busy with this and that (this being job searching and that being writing my book).

However, amidst the this and that I have started writing for WeekendNotes and I review a few things in London for them (at my own discretion). I don’t live in London, but I go there a lot and figured that I’d have a lot to write anyway.

So you can read what I have if you want, you can find it here. My first article published was one which I included in my Major Project so expect it to be full of Harry Potter goodness! I would also be incredibly grateful if you could subscribe to my articles on there as well. Please…..with  cherry on top.

Anyway I have a few blogs that I want to write so hopefully I won’t be quiet for much longer!


Free Pussy Riot

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally

Free Pussy Riot Toronto Rally (Photo credit: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla)

Okay, so I get that things are different in Russia. I get that it’s stricter there and that things we couldn’t conceive happening here happen there.

Like being arrested for protesting.

Sure Pussy Riot performed in a church/cathedral wearing balaclavas but when you really get down to the nitty-gritty of it all they were doing was protesting. Everyone has the right to protest, everyone should be able to protest without the fear of being thrown in jail. Continue reading


The Casual Occupancy

Okay, so on 27 September not only does The Casual Vacancy, by the one and only J.K. Rowling, come out but she’s also doing an event on the evening of the same day.

Rowling will be appearing at the Southbank centre in London at 19.30 during which time she will be reading from The Casual Vacancy, talking with BBC journalist Mark Lawson, taking questions from the audience and then doing a book signing. Continue reading


Happy Birthday J.K Rowling

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter an...

Author J.K. Rowling reads from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Easter Egg Roll at White House. Screenshot taken from official White House video. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ah, it’s the 31st July, do you know what that means?

It’s one year since the first Magical Quill challenge of Pottermore.

Harry Potter’s 32nd birthday.

But most importantly it is J.K Rowling’s 47th birthday. Today most people think of Harry, he’s pretty much synonymous with this date, but without J.K Rowling he would not exist. So it’s important to remember her too. Continue reading


Let the Bells Ring Out for Christmas…No Wait, I Meant the Olympics

The Olympics are so close, so very close.

There are only three days left until the opening ceremony, and in not-so-British fashion everything seems to be running along smoothly (excluding that slight security issue of course, but that’s sorted now) and in a very British fashion everyone is  moaning about it.

The traffic caused by the arrival of the Olympians, people adamant that the Olympics will not do them any good, the whole debacle about advertising and complaints about the Olympic torch. Continue reading


Avenue Q and Olympic Torch

Ok so I’m pretty late it this but ahhh well!

I went to see Avenue Q last week on Friday 13th (wasn’t that unlucky I have to say). I was given tickets by my boyfriend for my birthday and the show was absolutely awesome! It’s controversial and tackles everything from porn to racism, there’s a gay character who has trouble accepting himself, there’s even a scene similar to that infamous Team America one. Continue reading