Should I Do A Creative Writing MA?

Creative Writing MA's have got a bit of a mixed reputation. Some see it as an exercise of the blind leading the blind, by which I mean unpublished writers telling other writers how to (hopefully) get published. Others see them as 'dalliances' (which is a terrible word, because it implies it's not being taken seriously…Read more Should I Do A Creative Writing MA?

London vs Stockholm 5 Things That Stockholm Does Better

I’ve been living in Stockholm a total of one month after a lifetime in London. You might think it’d be a difficult transition, moving from a city of nearly 8 million people to a city of circa 1 million. But it’s not. It’s wonderful. And here why: (1) Everything is so close In London, it…Read more London vs Stockholm 5 Things That Stockholm Does Better

How To Settle Quickly In A New Country

Moving country is definitely the most exciting thing I've ever done* but it's also the most terrifying. Especially if, like me, you have anxiety around: Travelling (flying specifically) Being alone in busy social situations Feeling lost (both physically and metaphysically. I want to know where I'm going on a map as well as in life)…Read more How To Settle Quickly In A New Country

How To Pack For Moving Country

In less than two weeks I'll be leaving this lovely rainy island behind and landing in Stockholm with two suitcases and a rucksack to my name. I've already started the packing process and it's harder than I thought. You can't fit everything in, so some serious culling has to take place. You also have to be…Read more How To Pack For Moving Country