On Being Haunted by Victor Hugo

This story begins over 10 years ago when I was still at school. We had a series of big exams coming up that would decide the level of the classes we would be in for the next three years (Higher, Intermediate or Lower). Naturally, everyone was in a panic. There’s that concern that if you’re […]

An Unexpected Slice of America

My boyfriend and I have just spent a (surprisingly idyllic) week camping in the English countryside. Naturally, it being our first holiday together, we learnt a lot about each other – mostly that I can’t handle earwigs (eugh!) and he cannot read a map to save his life – but we also learnt that this […]