Happy 184th birthday to Louisa May Alcott–a wonderful writer who remains an inspiration to women across the world.
It’s so easy, especially today, to watch, listen to and read things that provide only temporary gratification. Or perhaps they provide hardly any gratification at all… they are just habitual. Things we have become used to ingesting. Scrolling idly through Facebook, gossip columns or depressing news stories. It’s so easy to do this, and to never evaluate the effect that this unconscious consumption has upon our minds and souls. I realised a while ago that, whilst my natural propensity when choosing a film, for example, is for thrillers, creepy stories or gritty dramas, they generally have quite a negative impact
When you’re so tired, and the weather is so bad, that all you can do is lay your head on the pillow and listen to Michael Morpurgo read extracts from his books! It doesn’t matter if you’re three, thirteen or thirty, a good story is a good story–and a good storyteller makes it all come alive. What do you read or listen to, when you need just a bit of comfort?