Jon Greenaway: TheLitCritGuy

Strangely the first time I met Jon must have been through Bear, although I knew of him through friends, friends of friends, and church. Stranger still was despite sharing these circles at least in part for at least a few years, it was only really when I was moving hundreds of miles away, and most contact…

News: Again To The Books!

I have news! I think it’s exciting, good news, however, it does come with the disclaimer of: “Well, of course I’m crazy. But life’s more interesting that way!” Today plenty of students across the UK are excitedly finding their results, and then with whatever they find, hoping or searching for a place in their chosen…

Five Year Plan & Beyond

I have always been a planner; even if things don’t work out exactly as hoped I tend to have done hours of research on whatever the subject might be and thought out as many options as possible as well as costs, savings, etc. Even as a teenager working up to my GCSEs, I was already…

New House Turned Home

Recently I wrote about our brand new rented house and our attempt to furnish it rather cheaply. I’ve learnt and accomplished a large amount in the last week and it’s already feeling wonderfully home-y. I thought I’d share a few lessons so just incase any of you go through the same situation in the not-too-distant-future….

Questions

Sometimes I try to figure out what I want life to be. I think of family first. I could never imagine myself with a family when I was young, couldn’t imagine being married and having kids. Now I can’t imagine my future without them. Then I think of friends, fun times with amazing people I…

The Busy Month Ahead

So the summer nights are coming in and with May it brings the changes in so many people’s lives. For my husband it is almost the end of his degree and so there are deadlines and work to complete. For myself it is the end of one contract and the slight overlap with a new…

The Critic: I Saw a Woman in Black

I first read the book The Woman In Black whilst in school and studying gothic literature. It was for more one of the most riveting horrors I have ever read for one main reason: it made you doubt yourself. It had managed to get into your head and think about every situation within it, not just letting…