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Covid-19 Diaries: Kindness and Lifelines

I’m typing this one-handed, or rather, one-thumbed. I’m currently waiting until it’s safe to move the baby without waking her. It’s been 9 weeks since the UK went into lockdown. While restrictions have been lifted in England, here in NI they remain much the same. We’re allowed to meet non household members outdoors, but otherwise […]

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Covid-19 Diaries, or: why mommy lost her f**king mind.

I’ve just had my breakfast stolen. That solitary piece of toast I managed to make for myself after feeding the baby and making the toddler’s food has been nicked by said toddler. Wonderful. Today marks the close of the third week of government imposed lockdown. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s absolutely the right […]

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Getting to Know You: What is your writing kryptonite?

I’d say my writing kryptonite is my own self-confidence, or rather, lack-thereof. I have difficulty with believing in myself for a number of reasons, none of which are pleasant. When I start doubting myself, I stop writing. I suppose it’s because writing is such a lonely thing. When even you start doubting yourself, it’s like […]

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Book Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go […]

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