Book Review: Such A Fun Age

I’m not even going to pretend that this book purchase wasn’t for and because of the gram- because it really was. But! Saying that, it still did fit my remit for Black authors and adding trendy to the list isn’t a bad thing, right? After reading a few heavy books on the trot, I kind…

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In Her Eyes: Chapter 21 & 22

To say that my birthday/engagement party was the celebration I had been missing out on all these years is an understatement! The Brownstone hadn’t seen so much activity, people and laughter since Robert and I were children! As we circle the room and socialise with some of our closest family and friends, I am overwhelmed…

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I Wonder…

I wonder if you realise the pain you cause me, When you brush me aside so callously, Every time I take the time to tell you something, And you barely pay attention, I wonder if you realise the pang it shoots through me, When I offer myself, And you barely notice or even still- shoot…

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Life, Wide Shut

Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What do you see?What thoughts are running through your head?Did you send that email?Did you hang the washing? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.What have you lost?What have you cut off?What paths that you chose brought you here?What paths were chosen for you? Close your eyes.Really close your eyes.Is this…

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Book Review: Behold The Dreamers

One of my goals this year was not only to read more books but to also read more books from Black or minority authors. I think it’s important to diversify when reading, but also to broaden your horizons to other styles of writing, but also perspectives. It can never be a bad thing, so when…

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In Her Eyes: Chapter 15 & 16

Chapter 15 As our first trip together approached, I begin to think of all the things that could go wrong. Taryn and I had been together for about 2 months at this point and I had barely told her about my family history, I figured my mother would find it easier to divulge to her…

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In Her Eyes: Chapter 13 & 14

Chapter 13 I lose complete track of time at Taryn’s and by the time I was tucked up in bed, it was a quarter past one in the morning. Our evening was filled with numerous discussions and laughter. After discovering that we support the same football team, Marcus no longer saw me as a threat.…

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Eventually

Eventually,Time will keep goingEventually,Your heart will keep beatingEventually,The pain will keep fadingEventually,The wind will keep blowingEventually,Your soul will keep soaringEventually,Your life will continueEventually,You’ll keep breathingEventually,You will keep smilingEventually,Water will keep runningAnd eventually…You will keep living -August 2002- R1

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Our 5 Favourite Childhood Books

Books! Books! Books! Between R1 and R2’s house, we probably could start our own library! If you’ve followed our blog, you know that we are MASSIVE book lovers! This love of literature began at a young age as our mother is also a huge book lover, because of this, we thought it was time we…

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5 Ways To Battle Writer’s Block

A blank canvas, a cursor or an open notepad… For some it’s stimulating and exciting, for other’s it can be overwhelming and sometimes debilitating. I can admit that with the many ideas we have in our minds, sometimes the easiest way is to literally NOT do anything. The doubt in oneself can be more impactful…

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