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The Journey

This is the first of 3 poems that I wrote and performed at the ‘Poetic Science’ event which was part of the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival Goes Digital in March 2021. The idea of the event was that a group of academics would write poetry about their research, I was one of the academics. […]

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Found Poems

Next month I am taking part in an online live event for Science Week, where academics write and perform poetry linked to their research. I’ve currently in the process of writing 3 poems ; about Supernova, Black Holes and Aurora. I hope to perform all of these at the event on Thur 11th March at […]

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Who have you spent the most time with over the past month, and how have these people affected your life?

Well, I haven’t done a morning journalling blogpost for a while… since Lockdown 1.0 actually and now we are in Lockdown 3.0. *sigh* It sucks doesn’t it? But I am very grateful that I am still able to work from home – where ‘home’ is still my childhood home in the Valleys with my parents. […]

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Zwifting on m’turbo

So yes, I didn’t really answer the question in the last morning journalling blog post…sorry, I got distracted, I’ll try again. This whole getting disctracted happens to me A LOT haha. I go off on tangents or my brain finds something more interesting than the thing I am currently doing…the number of times I’ve been […]

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Out of my Comfort Zone

Another ‘morning’ journalling inspired post… How have you stretched your comfort zone in the past month (even slightly)?  What did you learn from this experience?  Well I guess I stretched my comfort zone by returning ‘home’ to Southampton for 2 weeks. It’s funny, they say ‘home is where the heart is’ and at the moment […]

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The Next Steps

Another journal prompt inspired post… What’s the next step you’ve been thinking about taking, for far too long? Hmmm, this is a toughy… I have lots of next steps I think I should be taking…but for me it’s hard to disentangle whether they come from ME… Do I actually, truly want to do these next […]

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There’s a tremendous amount to risk to playing it safe.

so, another morning journalling attempt… Over the past month, what have your actions been silently saying about your priorities? Well we are in lockdown so the past month I have had a lot of my actions enforced upon me by the law! But, I guess my actions have shown I do have new priorities indeed… […]

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What’s something you’ve let go that once meant the world to you?

And, what’s something you love today that you never even knew you needed in your life? This is another morning journalling attempt. It’s a Saturday, week who knows of Lockdown. Here in Wales we still aren’t supposed to go more than 5 miles from your home. I’ve had to force myself to have a rest […]

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So, What time is the Space X launch tonight?

Who knows? No idea to be honest. I’m so confused. This morning I was on local radio (for a whole 5 minutes, yes check me out!) talking about the rescheduled launch of the first crewed Space X launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in the USA. I of course looked up when it would actually […]

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What is the one reality you need to come to peace with?

Well, lockdown has been great for this. It’s been a great leveller. This reality; it’s really something actually. REALITY CHECK x 10. Hmm, I guess I’ve realised I don’t actually need all those things I thought I needed. I don’t need more; I already have everything I need. (I realise that I am speaking from […]