For this post I will be referring to the original 1991 Disney classic: Beauty and the Beast. Lumière and Cogsworth, I believe, are two of the most important characters in the film; two whose symbolic importance are probably overlooked by some viewers. They represent light and time. Lumière is the epitome of gentlemanly, civil behaviour and optimism. His … More Lumière and Cogsworth
Literature is a great way to connect with others and for escapism. I would like to share some of the classics I have enjoyed reading … More 5 Must Read Nineteenth – Century Classics
Happy Easter! It’s been a while since I have posted on my small, humble space on the internet. Today I made some, what I refer to as, ‘peanut butter balls’. They are a simple mix of plain Scottish oats, golden syrup, and peanut butter. Unfortunately, today I had to use maple syrup as my golden … More No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats
The other day, I watched a clip from Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams. It was from the scene where Robin Williams’ character talks about the notion of carpe diem: “because we are food for worms […] because believe it or not each and every one of us in this room is one day going … More Motivation – Carpe Diem
That feel when… I am able to remove my platform boots from my burning soles, after wondering round town for 4 hours. You make the perfect cup of tea. You finished watching the Avatar: The Last Airbender series and don’t know what to do with your life. You see an act of kindness towards an … More TFW …
Since the start of the academic year I have been a very stressed panda with work, living situation and just tense in general. This does not help when it comes to sleep. For Christmas I asked my mum to get me this bottle of lavender pillow mist that is available in M&S stores. It only … More Lavender Pillow Mist
The Oxford English Dictionary classifies ‘pie’, the food, as ‘A baked dish of fruits, meat, fish, or vegetables, covered with pastry (or a similar substance)’. But what about fish pie or cottage pie where there is no pastry, instead, there is a lovely layer of mashed potato. Then, there’s the old use of the word … More What, Actually, Is Pie??
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve hit that stage in the academic year where you are pining for the Easter holidays and for there to be a period of chill, no deadline stress. Yesterday, I was thinking about what songs have made me feel uplifted when I’m stressed or down? I listened to … More Feel Good Tunes You Should Listen To!
I have decided to take on the challenge of listing 20 things that make me happy. These things cannot be money orientated. I’m just in with posting an International Day of Happiness challenge! Life can be so busy, we forget to appreciate what we have an remember what exactly makes us happy. It is important to … More International Day of Happiness 2017
So, the prompt for today’s post is ‘Label’. Don’t judge me, but I actually thought of a scene from Doctor Who which connects with this debate. It is the scene in the episode ‘Doomsday’ (series 2) with the cybermen: ‘Cybermen will remove fear […] sex and class and colour and creed. You will become identical.’ … More Labels: Good or Bad?