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Holiday reading

Over the half-term my parents and I went on a lazy poolside holiday in Oman. Of course, this presented a wonderful opportunity to read, something I never seem to be able to find time for here, so now I will share with you a couple of reviews. I enjoyed both books, but with future newspaper […]

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Back seat

During a poetry masterclass week I was asked to write a poem about a journey. At first I thought of a major event, like a holiday, but then I wondered if I could make more of a mundane journey more interesting. I chose a trip that holds special significance to me and wrote about that. […]

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The news today

Burma holds first elections in 20 yearsBurma is ruled by a harsh military junta, who took power in a coup. They have outlawed many political parties and undermined student organisations. Entry into the country is severely restricted. The elections held today are reported to have passed without incidence, but voting irregularities have become apparent. Many […]

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How I came to write this blog

As part of┬ámy school’s journalism team I attended a training course today. Listening to the range of ways into the career, I realised that I needed to do something to give myself a head start, and blogging appealed to me because it is so versatile. By writing here I can share articles along with creative […]

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Holding back

I wrote this for a piece of English coursework last year. It’s a very important piece for me because it reflects how I felt at the time (yes, I know that’s quite cheesy, but also true). Hope you enjoy, Luc The nervous, chaotic and strangely muffled atmosphere of the airport hit us as soon as […]

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