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

Moving On
Coffee Shop Confessional / london / Love / mother and daughter / Real Life / relationships / Woman

Moving On

My parents are moving. They’re packing up their great big family home and downsizing. This isn’t a ‘should we? maybe? some day’ kinda decision. It’s actually happening. The home that has housed my parents, four siblings, tenants over the years, a number of guests from foreign countries and not to mention the years one of … 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 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

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

Haircuts & Photos ( Five minute stories)
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Haircuts & Photos ( Five minute stories)

Edith’s purple coat hang loosely off her shoulders. Her mismatched blue corduroy trousers only seemed to draw attention to this further but she had no time for such details. Indeed, she had not had time for such details for a while now. Today, she knew where she was going and she wanted to get there … Continue reading