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Monday Moments: Transitioning

Introduced By Holly King Welcome, readers, to my last Monday Moments page. Starting next year, Amber Hall will be taking over as editor for this page and will bring her unique perspective to it. I’m excited to see what direction she will take it in, and the features she will show. I’ve ...

Monday Moments: Home Is Alive

Introduced By Holly King As we’ve seen in previous Monday Moments when exploring our theme of home, this changes across countries, time, people, and space. But what is home, and when do we need it most? Is home something we define, or is it something innate in us that identifies itself ...

Monday Moments: Going Home

Introduced By Holly King Continuing our theme of ‘Home’, for this Monday Moments we’re looking at how we bring home with us wherever we go. Whether we’re travelling abroad, moving to a new house or leaving our family one, our past homes remain with us and can be brought out in ...

Monday Moments: The Journey Of Writing

Introduced By Holly King September is the month that signifies getting back to work. The summer is over, the holidays are over, school is starting again after the last (and longest) break of the year. The weather turns, the days get shorter, and you suddenly realise you don’t have as much ...

Monday Moments: Worlds Apart

Introduced By Holly King As Write On! Extra transitions from our theme of Mind Your Language: Words And How We Use Them to our new theme of Worlds Apart, I couldn’t help but find synchronicity within the two themes. For example, my previous Monday Moments page focused on how dialects can ...

Monday Moments: Speaking My Language

Introduced By Holly King Did you know that the Eskimo language has 30 words for snow? It's said that the number of words a culture has for something is an indication of its importance (I cast my mind back to Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Frau Freud, and wonder what that claim ...

Monday Moments: Making It Up

Introduced By Holly King It’s weird to think that, at one point, every word we use had to be made up. It's said that Shakespeare coined (‘made up’) over 400 words in his plays and sonnets, which we have adapted into everyday language, including to 'catch a cold', 'swagger' and even ...

Monday Moments: Nature Of Growth + Transformation

Introduced By Holly King For our last Monday Moments on the theme of Nature, we’re focusing on the nature of growth and transformation. Did you know that the lotus flower is the symbol of self-regeneration, rebirth, and enlightenment? Nature has many connotations with transformation and, as we move out of Winter ...

Monday Moments: Fantastical Nature

Introduced By Holly King In this Monday Moments, we are focussing on how writers and artists take the theme of nature and inject fantasy into it. Art, I believe, is our way of trying to communicate and connect: to each other, to ourselves, and to our world. By making nature fantastical, ...