My Masters and Me

I've done it. After three long years I finally have the result I've been waiting for - a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in the Performing Arts (Dance) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. My life has changed irrevocably since I first applied for this course, attended interview and got my place and... Continue Reading →

The Team for Me

Saturday 20th January 1996, Allan Johnston scores a hat-trick at Ibrox as Hearts run out 3-0 winners, and my love affair with Heart of Midlothian Football Club began. I was 10-years-old and other than a fleeting awareness that my Dad loved Hearts and so we, as a family, wanted them to win, I had very little... Continue Reading →

Eleanor Oliphant

I have just finished reading Gail Honeyman's debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, an exploration of depression, loneliness and childhood trauma all wrapped up in an enigmatic character who the reader wills to realise her potential. But rather than inspiring a book review (I'm sure the book has many well-deserved plaudits already) it made... Continue Reading →

13 Reasons Why…I Keep Fighting

HOPE Suzanne Collins, author of ‘The Hunger Games’ series wrote in her novel that “hope is the only thing stronger than fear” and never a truer word did she write. Fear is the epitome of negative emotion leading only to other negative emotions and even life limiting choices. Hope trumps fear every time. It gets... Continue Reading →

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