As football fans mozy around Brazil, hopefully they will remember the advice that Brazilian Police gave, warning people ”Do not react, scream or argue” if you get robbed. For those of us back home, it begs the question: What do you do if you’re still in the UK, and being robbed in Manchester?
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
I was a little upset recently by an article on the Mirror's website that used every witch pun in the book and quoted an unnamed MOD insider with "Do we really want soldiers who believe they can cast spells on the enemy?" I could be equally stupid and say, "Do we want soldiers who pray to a god for protection from bullets?" That's how easy it is to be an idiot. Perhaps the answer is that only atheists should be allowed in the armed forces.
Monday, 9 June 2014
I've never had the background knowledge to understand the complexity of the English language. I can speak it, read it and write it, but ask me to conjugate a verb and I won't just ask you what a verb is, I'll ask you what conjugate means.
Not understanding the intricacies of grammar has sometimes made me feel like I'm not good enough. I have never and will never feel like my vocabulary is wide enough. But is that important?
Saturday, 7 June 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014
A shocking almost three months since my last blog update, and I guess it’s time to let y’all know what’s going on.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Article Published: Manchester Writing School Visiting Teaching Fellows to Attend Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature – Interview with Sherry Ashworth & Anjum Malik
In the last few days I had the opportunity to do something I hadn't done before, and that was to interview two people about their work. It was an interesting experiment, for sure!
Friday, 21 February 2014
Earlier this week I attended a public lecture at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) as part of their Humanities in Public series. I reviewed the lecture for your enjoyment!