A love letter to… Running

Dear running It was the beginning of 2014 when I began to fall for you. While many people begin to try you out to lose weight or improve their fitness, for me it was more personal. Entering my third year of university, my mental health was suffering. Truth be told, I was struggling more than…

A love letter to… My Home

To my lovely home, A lot of people say home isn’t a place but a person, well that is partly true. Since deciding to leave you I’ve found beauty in home from everything around me. I love your blue skies, the crashing of waves at every beach around every corner and the sunlight that shines…

A love letter to… Summer

Dear summer, I remember the first time I realized just how important and dear you are to me. It was just after my first ever summer holiday while attend school. I was sitting in one of those supposed to be serious classes for 2nd graders when my gaze fell on the window on the left…

A love letter to… Roald Dahl

Dear Roald Dahl Often at family meals and gatherings, memories and anecdotes are shared and reminisced. If ever these tales involve me, they will always include books. Whether I said something funny at bedtime or won a competition at school, each story will always involve me reading a book. In this day and age I…

Me, myself & Harry Potter – Why I love to read

If you know me, you’ll know I love to read. If you don’t know me, chances are that you’ll know this too. Whether it’s a new book haul on Instagram or quotes and discussions on Twitter, I love to talk about books and stories and why I read them but have never really delved into…

A love letter to… My Brain

  Since I came into this world, you’ve always had my back. You’ve instructed my heart to keep pumping blood through my veins, and made my lungs inhale mouthfuls of air. You’ve given me the power to memorise my ABCs, my times tables, and every single word to Reach by S Club 7. You’ve also…

A love letter to… History

Dear history, Let me take you back a few years to when I was ten years old. I came home from school, packed away my stuff and grabbed my coat, pulling my mum out the door. The sky was dark, the weather cold and bitter but we trudged on up the street anyway. We reached…

A love letter to… Gavin & Stacey

Dear Gavin and Stacey, At one time in my life you became a constant. You filled the nights I couldn’t sleep with background noise, and gave me relationships I could invest in when I did not have any of my own. My copy of Series One will no longer play without skipping. Not tuning in…

A love letter to… Confidence

Dear Confidence, You’re ignorant and shy. You don’t like to be the centre of attention and you rarely take stride. Sometimes you let me down and disappear, showing me you’re never here to stay. Some days you make me brighter, happier and healthier. You’ve taught me that I cannot wholly rely on you to make…

A love letter to… Against Me!

Dear Against Me! I fucking love you. You were one of the first punk bands I ever listened to. I must confess that I can’t remember how I started, and I have an awful memory for dates. But I’m sure it would have been when I had just about turned thirteen, so at the earliest…

A love letter to… French

Dear la belle langue française, My relationship with you, mon amour, has been a bit touch and go from the start. I’ve been learning to speak you for a very long time, around 13 years now, and I can honestly say that in those 13 years, I’ve never actually liked you all that much. That…

A love letter to… Coffee

My love letter takes an untraditional approach, in that it is written for a hot drink rather than a person. Yes, the love of my life is a good old cup of coffee. I find it rather entertaining that I’m writing it with coffee in mind because I am aware of Alex’s negative feelings towards…