Appleheart. Day One

There would be nobody I knew. None of my friends were going. Not even an enemy. In a pocket on the side of my rucksack was a tiny amber bottle of Rescue Remedy my brother had bought for me last week. I wondered if I could get it out and take a few drops without anyone on the bus seeing me but didn’t have the nerve. It made me smile a little; I didn’t have the nerve to take the potion to reduce my nervousness. Stupid.

Ginger Spice

The girl had been born with a flamboyant red curl on the top of her head, and so her father labelled her ‘Ginger’. The label quickly became a name, inscribed in royal-blue ink on her birth certificate, and maybe that was part of the problem. A problem that grew as she grew. Because Ginger was the name of a spice (or a cat) and not a woman’s name at all…

A Book Within A Book Within A Book: Ship of Theseus

‘The Ship of Theseus’ is the creation of filmmaker, J.J Abrams and writer, Doug Dorst, and it’s a book to get excited about. When I opened it, I got the same feeling as when I used to browse my favourite antique/junk shop as a teenager, picking up a box brownie for five quid, an old suitcase, even a World War 2 gas mask. Just as those things were, this book is now a treasured possession.