Fire and Water

by Kristiina Ehin   I   Succulent Dark Green house plants in the small bedroom stretched out.  The curtains moved in the delicate breeze. Water felt it was hot. She was lying as she had been created, in Fire’s arms.  Fire felt how Water cooled him yet wasn’t able to extinguish him; he felt something…

Escape from the snowy village…

I started reading Kafka’s ‘The Castle’ in June last year, on my birthday in fact, and only have managed to work my way through and finish reading it a couple of weeks ago. That’s quite a long time to take over a not particularly long, although some might say quite dense, book. It would sit…

Half Marathon Madness

I began running years ago as way to lose some weight and have stuck to it with varying degrees of enthusiasm since then. This year I have had very twitchy feet, and desire to get in better shape before my 30’s begin next year, so started pushing myself to increase both the distance and frequency…

Instagram

Addicted.  I’m a bit late to the game on this one but now totally hooked.  I’ve got in the habit of tweaking the photos using another photo editing app, before sharing via Instagram, just to add add a bit more brightness and colour to them. Here are my Instagram photos.  Follow me @invisiblegirl83 …

My academic story so far

The Beginning: After the post ‘A’ Levels gap year spent sometimes working, mostly having fun, I went away to Uni ‘proper’ in 2002.  I ended up dropping out after only a couple of months as I found I wasn’t really sure where I wanted to end up afterwards and liked the idea of earning money…

An Empty Room

The window has been left open.  Just an inch, but a warm breeze from the late summer evening is nudging it further and further open.  The air, filled with smells and sounds from gardens, picnics, children that had been playing earlier in the day, pub garden laughter and cars rumbling past, squeezes into the room. …

Ideas about writing

from George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language,” 1946 “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have…