Valuing Yourself – It’s going to be alright

I am a self-funded part-time PhD student and sometimes I am embarrassed to say that. For a few months in 2014 I spent my spare time researching for my own proposed thesis. I contacted many academics asking for their advice and sought out the best supervisor for my topic. With a supervisor secured I applied... Continue Reading →


Miners: Pit, Pride, Police, Pier

Recently I’ve been reading a lot about miners, whether this is a subconscious decision or perchance I do not know. What I do know is that I am now striving to learn more. I thought my first memory of visiting a coal mine was with my family when I was around eight years old, but... Continue Reading →

Dunkirk: a reminder

Living memories of the past always fade, but we must never forget them. For example, Dunkirk in World War II was moment of sheer panic at the beginning of a period of terror. Christopher Nolan's film based upon this moment is a sensational, stark reminder for us, and future generations, that even in a time... Continue Reading →

A Recommendation – Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I read modern books, but most of the time I read classic novels. Sometimes I receive book recommendations, but most of the time I air them with caution and never read them.  Sometimes it is best to go out of your comfort zone. I open with a list of three, echoing the front cover and... Continue Reading →

Love is a Spoon

Throughout my archaeology degree I had this running joke with my boyfriend that if I could discover anything on the yearly excavations it would be a spoon. I'm not quite sure why I chose a spoon as the object of my desire, perhaps I thought they were commonplace or that it would be rather funny... Continue Reading →

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