Category: Hull 2017

Living in a fantasy world

When I opened my curtains this morning onto a non-descript autumn day, I found a rainbow waiting outside my window. Traditionally my view is nothing spectacular: a road, and houses in all directions. If I’m really lucky I might get to hear bird song over the new developments’ machinery. New houses on green land, new…


Ten Miles East Of England: The Quest For The Lost Stories.

I forgot to tell you. I’ve been so busy sorting and preparing that I forgot completely.  I’ve been awarded a Special Commission at the Humber Mouth Literature Festival.   With Ten Miles East Of England: The Quest For The Lost Stories I’ll be connecting kids with words by using Minecraft. Over the next 3 weeks…


Now it’s serious.

Six years ago I started out on a Creative Writing Degree at Hull University. Today I officially graduate… The reason why this blog exists is due to that course, but was it all worth it? I wouldn’t now be working in the area I am nor exploring the creative ideas I have, had I not…


Hull Humour

Ten reasons why’d think twice before pickin’ a scrap wit’ someone from ‘Ull.

Top Ten: Quirks Of Character That Make Hull Folk

Via Weird Retro.


Burning Temples, Culture and Accessibility.

Last night (March 21st) saw the burning of the Temple. A wooden temple built overlooking Londonderry, the 2013 City of Culture.  Late yesterday afternoon the Temple’s architectural avatar built by Adam Clarke, BlockWorks and Sparks on Minecraft received the same fate. When I first heard about it, I immediately thought of The Burning Man Festivals…