Instagram: Memory maker or faker?

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The double edged sword of Instagram. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has felt the cut of its tension. On one hand, it is so generous and indiscriminate in bestowing its power. It… Continue reading

The View from Over Here

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As a British expat (dare I say, ‘immigrant’) living in the Czech Republic, the ongoing ‘Brexit’ debate has been a matter of some personal importance (I like not needing a visa….) while it… Continue reading

Whose Side Are You On?

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Ah, Narnia. The magical world that has enchanted readers for generations, led thousands of children to reach vainly for the backs of their wardrobes, and had me hunched over listening over and over… Continue reading

Leaving the script behind

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My palms start to get hot and sweaty, I’m feeling restless, fidgety; the fight or flight adrenaline is starting to course through my veins and I’m trying to think of excuses… This is… Continue reading

Old Enough to Read Fairy Tales

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“Have you heard? Can you remember?” I can remember the rusty climbing-frame on the parched grass that one summer. How it so easily became a castle for us to climb. Or was it… Continue reading

The Proof is in the Picture…

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In Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest, the following exchange takes place between the young and imaginative Cecily Cardew and her governess: Cecily: I keep a diary in order to enter… Continue reading

Returning to Narnia

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Reading the very copy of this I had as a child whilst on a high-speed train across France to the Alps brings with it a comforting familiarity. In fact, it wasn’t just the… Continue reading

Photography in the Insta-age

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Some hasty google research has just informed me that we now upload more than 1.8 billion photos to the internet every day. 1.8 billion. I can’t even really conceive of that number. That… Continue reading