5 Books I loved in 2013

These books weren't actually released in 2013 but these are five books I loved last year: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I am sure given enough time and enough years teaching this, I will grow weary of it but right now, I am as in love with this sad story as I was… Continue reading 5 Books I loved in 2013

Simple Life

Regaining Simplicity

While I was on maternity leave and then working part time, I was drawn towards simple living and embraced the idea of paring everything down. I made my simple goals and as a family, we made decisions about our spending, our ambitions and our way of life which centred around intentional living and which moved… Continue reading Regaining Simplicity


Taking Stock

As I start to think about what my resolutions for 2014 will be, I realised I needed to start by checking how I managed my resolutions for 2013. These are the resolutions: lose at least a stone in weight complete all assignments at least two days before deadline read at least 50 books be tough… Continue reading Taking Stock


Lest We Forget

I happen to be teaching World War I poetry at the moment so today has taken on even more significance for me than usual. Here are some of my favourite poems: ‘Suicide in the Trenches’ by Siegfried Sassoon I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the… Continue reading Lest We Forget