If I ever feel a little down, I look at some Audrey Hepburn quotes, there is a beautiful magic in her words...
It's been a bloomin' long wait but spring is finally here! The skies have been a beautiful blue all day in Lancaster UK and the warmer, longer days have already begun.
I will let this get to my head, Charles Dickens and I share the same birthday as each other. Obviously, this is a sign . . . right? Not just that but, as I have mentioned several times on my blog before, Dickens also stayed at the hotel where I work, alongside Wilkie Collins in 1857. It was during this trip that they penned The Lazy Tour of the Two Idle Apprentices, featuring a glimpse into one of the most famous friendships in English Literature. Today marks 208 years since the birth of Dickens (and 27 years since the birth of me, just in case you were curious) and I think we should celebrate by remembering the literary hero's life and some of his greatest work.
If you live in the UK or are a lover of poetry, you will be very familiar with the name Robert Burns. Born on 25th January 1759 in the village of Alloway, Scotland, Burns is now regarded as the national poet of Scotland and a pioneer of the Romantic Movement within literature. Throughout his upbringing and early years, Burns was subject to poverty and laborious work, as his large family moved from farm to farm with little success of a more comfortable life. Sadly, this left the young poet with a weakened constitution, contributing to his early demise at a young thirty-seven.
Writing Prompt no.24 - Write about a piece of jewellery. Who does it belong to?
It has been 200 years since the birth of one of the world's most famous literary sisters, Anne Brontë . . .
Today marks the birthday of the fine English Playwrite and Novelist, Wilkie Collins. Born on 8th January 1824 in London, and he became one of literature's most adored authors.
A sleepless night after a stressful night at work and a 5am start is not how I wanted October to start . . . but if I can kick today's butt, I can beast the month! Take it away Michael Rosen . . .
The tagline of my blog is "expert ostriching", which I know is not very clear to people, but it is something that one of my best friends once said to me about our amazing ability to procrastinate over absolutely everything. Like ostriches, we bury our heads in the sand and instead of doing fifteen minutes…