Hull is the City of Culture 2017!

As many of you know, I was born in Hull, and I now live in a village just outside it. I go to the University of Hull and work in Waterstones in the city centre. This morning the news was announced that Hull has won the City of Culture bid 2017. The bid has played a predominant part in the city for the past few months, with a huge backing from local people. What has really come out of the bid is a sense of pride to be from Hull; and I am very proud to be from Hull right now.

To give you a sense of Hull’s culture, I recommend you watch this video which was part of the bid. I was incredibly touched by this video and the sense of pride in the city that I was in tears by the end!

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A Quick NaNoWriMo Update

I feel like I am neglecting my blog slightly since I have taken on the NaNoWriMo challenge, so to make up for it, I am giving you a very quick update!

A couple of days ago I broke through the first big milestone: 10,000 words! I was completely over the moon as, not only is this the longest piece of fiction I have written, I was also a whole day ahead of the target word count! Continue reading


After everyone showed so much love for the owl bag I shared in my Crochet Finds post, I thought people might like to see some pictures of me with this little cutie:

This is Pippin! A local bird sanctuary were collecting donations in the shopping centre as I passed with my friend. Since I find owls absolutely adorable, I went to have a closer look and I was instantly drawn to this tiny little one!

I put a donation in the bucket and the handler asked me if I would like to hold him. I was ecstatic and pulled the glove on straight away. Continue reading