Little Hazelnut

The pop-up picture book that brings you closer to nature. * It’s almost spring – can’t you feel it? The green is sprouting in the park and the birds are shaking out their winter feathers as if to say, “Bring it on, 2018.” With those longer days fast-approaching, I wanted a book that made me […]

Rambling down the Ribble

There’s nothing like a cheeky escape to the country when you know other people are in work. It’s like ducking out of P.E. and getting to laugh at everyone tripping over their shoelaces. Ha. On Monday I had the morning off to do some dreaded ‘life things’ because apparently I’m an adult now. However, amongst […]

Walking the Holloway…

I was skipping about the shelves at Waterstones recently and came across the beautiful and intriguing Holloway by Robert Macfarlane, Stan Donwood and Dan Richards (Faber & Faber, £14.99). I had to do a double-take. I mean, have you seen this book? With its swirling whorl of branches in stark black and white, I needed it on […]

The Bird and Bookcase

We might still be clinging to our hot water-bottles and be deep in our winter socks but it’s never too early for a spot of spring cleaning! Having finally decided to get into nature conservation, this blog needs a bit of sprucing up. As of March 2014 I will be a Resident Intern at Leighton […]

Discovering the World’s Two Smallest Humans…

Finding Julia Copus was a perky case of right place, right time. When I stumbled into a poetry event at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, last year, I had no idea who’d be reading. I’d fallen a little out of the loop with the writing scene and was having a cheeky search for cocktails around the Albert […]

Magpies and Metaphors

Happy New Year! As part of my 2013 Resolutions (capital R for rigour…) I’m going to kick-start my blogging again and hopefully get chatting to some of you lovely people from the Blogosphere. Hello! So set aside the tinsel, wade through the chocolate wrappers, and I’ll get you a brew. There were other things on my Resolution list: […]

Life equals poetry

I wanted to find a space where I could experiment with poetry, find new inspiration, and blog about the upcoming literary events. This seemed like the right place to do it! As a poet living in the dusty urban depths, inspiration only comes if you look hard enough. Here I’d like to explore what’s out there, and hopefully […]