Some of you might remember that a few years ago I wrote a letter to my future daughter. Well today I was thinking about how often we see pieces of writing like this amongst women, yet there is little addressed to our sons. Journals and life lessons written for her, for one day, imparting our...Read More
Many of us are still keen to improve ourselves and learn more about our passions, no matter the age, job or situation. People who didn’t attend university yet fortunately landed themselves in a wonderful job, but still wish to educate themselves in some way,or those who graduated long ago but desire a qualification in something wholly different....Read More
When I was sixteen, I went on a class trip to a war museum in Manchester. It was a better option than a day at school, of course. I liked the unusual design of the building. It was a twisted maze of black marble, thick walls growing out of the floor to form little corridors...Read More
Dear Daughter, I was thinking about you today and what you might be like. See, you don’t even exist yet. For now you are but an idea – a beautiful idea that I will, god willing, one day have the chance to make a reality. I’ve written this in preparation of that moment and I did...Read More
I have been away from home just shy of five months. I’m now due to head back there in just seven days and it is a time of mixed emotions and feelings. My ravenous anticipation to get home to my family and friends is fiercely opposed by my desire to stay. Apart from the obvious things...Read More
Packing up your life and leaving behind all that is familiar is a daunting experience, but it’s one that I would wholeheartedly prescribe. When I left Heathrow airport with nothing but a backpack to my name and an adventure ahead, I was sure of who I was. After all I never embarked on this journey...Read More
I love good food. I own stacks of cookery books and I follow endless foodie Instagram’s and blogs, but unfortunately, I’m no culinary genius. I’ve been known to burn a crumpet or two during my time, and seeing as they’re toaster fare it’s probably fair to say I’m no Nigella. It’s not because I’m necessarily...Read More
I’m not the most agile of humans. It’s all I can do not to trip on solid ground, so put me on top of a wave on a foam board and I’m not exactly filled with confidence that I will be at one with the sea. But as they say…when in Rome. Or this case Sri...Read More
Some of you will know me as Editor of Semple, but as of today I have officially relinquished my position. After five wonderful years at Semple I left for the last time on Friday. During my time at Semple I have grown from a shy intern to a proud and confident Editor. It’s been an...Read More
It is a well-publicised fact that these days, to secure a career in most industries and most certainly the media, you need to have experience within the field in order to get your foot on the ladder for your dream career. Gone are the days of purely working your way up from the bottom in an...Read More
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