Thirty Days and Counting

Sep 10th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Today marks my thirty days off medication. Having been on it for the better part of two years, you can probably imagine how difficult (or terrifying, if I’m being completely honest) it was to stop relying on something to help me get through the day. It was suddenly up to me, on my own, to find a way to keep my moods high and my...

Interviewing a Writer: Jessica Leake

Sep 3rd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 13 min read

Earlier this year, I discovered a new YA fantasy novel: Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake. Despite the fact that it was 450 pages, I finished it within two days. To say I struggled to put it down is an understatement. I was in love from the very second I opened it and as I turned the last page, I found myself going into instant withdrawal,...

Igniting Change with Grace and Fury

Aug 27th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

Back in June, while I was running from one film screening to another at the Edinburgh Film Festival, a package was waiting patiently for me to return to London. Unfortunately, my own patience was non-existent and as soon as I realised that the month’s FairyLoot box had arrived, I texted my reading buddies and asked what the month’s book was. There hadn’t been a single...

Bringing You To Tears One Masterpiece At A Time

Aug 20th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

When my phone pinged on Thursday morning, a photograph of me standing in front of Michelangelo’s Madonna of Bruges was the last thing I was expecting. “This made me smile,” my friend texted. “I just remembered how much you loved that day!” I did love that day. We stood outside the Church of Our Lady for a full thirty minutes in minus fifteen degrees before...