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Monday Moments: November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

Introduced by Holly King It’s November already and in this season of Write On! Extra we’re focusing on important events in each month. For me, November is the month to raise awareness about Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is a complex and multifaceted condition, which is difficult to understand considering its invisibility and ...

Monday Moments: Crossing The Veil

Introduced by Holly King Boo! Welcome to a particularly scary Monday edition of Write On! Extra, as we lead up to Halloween. Although, haven’t we had enough to be frightened of already this year? Still, we’re taking a detour from horrifying reality and moving towards the spooky fascination we have with the ...

Monday Moments: Looking Between The Lines

Introduced by Holly King This week, we’re ‘Looking Between The Lines’ and refocusing on how we view history. One thing I learnt in my History GCSE class was that every historical source is biased; it is always told from a certain point of view, always emphasising some statistics or elements of ...

Monday Moments: Recipes For Success

Introduced by Holly King I love cooking; seeing the ways all the ingredients work together to create a dish that I know all the components of. I like adding in the spices, different vegetables, and seeing an explosion of colour bubble over. I also like a good plan, a recipe to ensure ...

Monday Moments: Falling Into Fall

Introduced by Holly King This week, we’re 'Falling Into Fall'; the temperature has dropped dramatically, leaves are falling from the trees, sunshine has been replaced with rain giving way to heavy-clouded skies and, to round it all off, I fell over! I find our use of the word 'fall' interesting. We ‘fall’ ...

Monday Moments: If Music Be The Food Of Love

Introduced by Holly King Music is a feast I enjoy every bite of. It elicits innate emotions, wordless reactions that spark the moment I hear the first few bars, swell as the introduction gives way and is heightened with poignant lyrics. Music can be found in the everyday, from onomatopoeia and alliteration ...

Monday Moments: Invisible Colours

Introduced by Holly King Did you know that the human eye can see approximately one million colours? Colour is such a basic element of our lives; it dictates when we should ‘go’ or ‘stop’, whether someone has poured too much milk in your tea and there are even colour personality tests ...

Monday Moments: Reimagining The World

Introduced by Holly King Monday is the start of the week, the first day, the reset button. Monday morning, as you get up to an alarm and groggily start your coffee or tea routine (I like mine black, or builder’s style thanks, and you’ll get a closed-eyed nod of appreciation rather ...

Monday Moments: Resilience

Introduced by Holly King Are you a resilient person? Would that be a word you, your friends, family or colleagues use to describe you? It’s quite a compliment, to be called resilient, but what are the words that go along with that? 'Bouncing back', 'Getting knocked down but getting back up ...

Monday Moments: Finding Your Balance

Introduced by Holly King The theme of balance (and colour) makes me think of a tightrope walker, trying to get across the rope without falling. They’re in some lovely green and blue acrobatic costume that’s been highly patterned to make them look exciting for the viewers, and the ceiling of the ...