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Going deeper

At the end of last year I passed my grade 6 flute, which I am very proud of. When I joined my band I was grade three, and January marked the start of my fourth year in the band. In the exams I do – ABRSM – you have to take Grade 5 theory before […]

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If I just had the right…

I’ve decided on my focus, well I say decided, but utterly committed to is the correct term…writing. I’ve blithered away about how much I want to do it in my journals for years, I have half arsed written stuff for years. Now I am committing. You’ll have noticed I’ve increased blogging here, and aside from […]

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Joyful ukulele

The ukulele is such a joyful instrument, it gives me a huge amount of pleasure. It always sounds uplifting. I took it up four years ago now and I’m very happy I did. I’m glad that there are whole classes in schools across the country learning to play it, I suspect they all sound a […]

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Dabbling in hobbies

I’ve always had lots of things on the go and I am always attracted to learning something new. I’ve finally realised that it is ok for me to try things out and see if I like them, and I love doing ‘taster’ sessions of new skills and crafts. I may take them up for a […]

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Light Writer

As is my want, I flip from wanting to do this to wanting to do that. What I do want at the moment, is something which as a freelancer I am greatly lacking, stability. I’ve applied for an awesome admin role at an awesome place which will allow me to do work which satisfied my […]

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Soul of a Nation

Visiting the Tate’s Soul of a Nation exhibition reminded me how important art is, how it has the power to show others how things are, highlighting what is happening, both positive and negative. This is an extremely well curated show, with the first rooms shocking in their intensity and the outright hatred and violence that […]

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Devotee

I spend a huge amount of time journalling, and recently I have been questioning if it is a waste of time, a self indulgent and rather expensive form of procrastination away from what I truly want to be doing. Writing my novel and doing photography. Why expensive? Because it is a tactile and sensual experience […]