Nature Journal

I can’t believe I’m already two assignments into my master’s degree. Both have been based around the theme of “Writing in the Field” – writing outside as opposed to a typical office environment. This was really useful for me, as up until now I’ve mostly written brief notes outside and then typed them up later […]

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New Chapter

The past fortnight has been an absolute whirlwind. I have officially begun my MA in Travel and Nature Writing at Bath Spa University, which I’ve decided to do part time over two years. The course is low residency so I shall be staying in Hertfordshire and completing most of the masters online. However, last week […]

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A Manic Few Weeks

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind! I have now completely moved out of Carlisle and come back home in Hertfordshire to spend time with my family and Cockapoo puppy, who at five years old is finally starting to calm down. I’ve been back for a fourth visit to the Warner Bros Studio Tour […]

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Exhibition Launch!

The past few weeks have been fairly frantic, with preparations for my final showcase in full swing. Campus has been a buzz of activity as we all work on exhibiting our major projects and making them look their absolute best. After creative brainstorming and purchasing countless items and decorative pieces, I have finally finished my […]

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Calm After the Storm

The past few months have been fairly hectic. University assignments have ranged from writing an article and designing its magazine layout, a 3500 word report discussing a client project and an exhibition designed from scratch. There was a week or so once these were all submitted, then lectures started again. The blessing (or curse, as […]

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‘Journeys’ Article in Watermark Magazine

One of my upcoming uni assignments is a portfolio of non-fiction writing. For one of my pieces, I was inspired by the theme of journeys, and how influential they can be. While many people instantly think of physical journeys, I wanted to reflect on the emotional journey I faced when coming to university. This piece was published in […]

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Waxwing Hunt

On Friday Zahrah and I seized the day and drove out to Brampton, a town a short drive from Carlisle. We’d heard that the waxwings (Bombycilla garrulus) had been sighted there and we both wanted to tick this incredible bird off our wish lists, do decided to try our luck finding them. Waxwings arrive in Britain in […]

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I’ve Caught the Vlog Bug

As soon as the first vlog assignment is handed in, I’m asked to do another. In the meantime, here’s a short film I made when I visited Leighton Moss Nature Reserve with Zahrah, Lequane and one of my module tutors. I got to tick off some new birds, including reed bunting and very handsome bearded tits!

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Sorry I’m Late

So I’m ashamed to say my blog post schedule has gone squiffy. I have four days left before the first uni assignment of the year is due, so right now there’s a lot of hair ripping and shrieking. It’s pained me to fall behind on my ‘one post a week’ rule, but once this ordeal […]

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Birds at the bottom of the garden

As of today, I’ve been living in my new house a week! It’s not the biggest or the most glamorous, but it’s certainly enough to feel like home. There is also a generously sized garden that oozes potential. Currently, the grass is several feet high and tickles the midriffs of the two apple trees, but […]

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