The Multiple Readings of David Bowie
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The Multiple Readings of David Bowie

Two years ago the incredible talented David Bowie sadly passed away, and the world lost a music genius. A few years earlier I had been fortunate enough to visit the David Bowie exhibition in the V&A museum, London. He had been heavily involved in the curation and what was presented was a unique and beautiful event. … Continue reading

If I could paint…
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If I could paint…

If I could paint what I see I’d use orange for the warmth of my room, And lavender for rushing wind outside my window. There would be red for the love that runs through, And for you I’d use yellow. I’d joyfully splash  purple for my two heart beats onto white paper. I’d swirl all … Continue reading

Same path, different view
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Same path, different view

I started a masters in creative writing this September, something keeping a blog inspired me to do (thank you blog readers). I’ve been fortunate enough to be taught by some very established writers; the process has been both fascinating and challenging… and at times plain terrifying. Although I am a teacher, I haven’t been taught in … Continue reading

The Relationship Ceiling
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The Relationship Ceiling

I’ve had two significant relationships in my life. One would be a marriage that ended badly, where everything on paper should have meant that we were well matched, and the other… well let’s say on paper our dating profiles would have yelled ‘you have 0% chance of this working.’ It is the latter that keeps … Continue reading

The Singing Saints
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The Singing Saints

We were leaving behind the excited chaos of family life in Lahore and on our way to my mother’s village. Stories of Galawaal had been weaved into our young lives, and we knew that my grandfather had owned much land there. My mother would talk of drivers holding up hordes of passengers as her family … Continue reading

Finding my Passion (Guest Post)
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Finding my Passion (Guest Post)

“My name is Dianne Sarah Kaye Politud. I graduated Nursing at Mapua, Makati. I took Nursing as a Pre-Medical course to become a doctor but we can’t afford it anymore. I am a licensed nurse but it’s hard to find a spot in hospitals here, I decided to pursue my other passion: writing. I live with … Continue reading

Heart.Beat
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Heart.Beat

Ah,did you not receive the note? The one I carry around. It reads: ‘Handle with care, fragile heart’. You misplaced it? Kind sir, go find it now And when you return, note in hand, Remember to bring some Cello-tape, bubble wrap and softer words. You don’t understand, you say? Then let me be clear, This … Continue reading

Crossroads…
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Crossroads…

I’m always standing at a crossroads when I attend a job interview. I applied for this job a while ago and out of the blue the School invited me to an interview. The job was very interesting (Head of English at a Special School) but I wasn’t sure I wanted it any more. In between … Continue reading