Languages of Love

According to Dr. Gary Chapman, a love expert, there are 5 languages of love. (Side note: How do you become a love expert ? Sounds amazing.) These languages are: Receiving gifts Quality time Words of affirmation Acts of service (devotion) Physical touch His theory states that everyone has one primary and one secondary language that…

Q Tube – Part I

The tube carriage was of comfortable capacity: those standing were doing so by choice. Q always wondered why people preferred to stand when there were seats available, a little rest never hurt anybody as far as she was concerned. Quite frankly, she deserved one after spending ages trying to grasp this whole travelling system they use…

Q: Alone Again

Q was raging. She couldn’t believe it. Actually, yes she could. Of course they would. It didn’t surprise her that they were being so foolish. As she stormed off into the street, all she could think about was the way they all ganged up on her like that. It was going so well ! If…

Short Story: Introducing Q

Q was standing in the corridor. She stared up at what they call a ‘clock’ to confirm what she already knew. It was midday. She was just on time. Q did well to look like a student; from the ripped jeans, to the edgy choker, to the white low-tops. She was also wearing a backpack…

NEWTS #9: The Q Series

Starting this blog has really sparked my love of writing. I used to write a bit in middle school, then completely abandoned it for years and now I am so happy that I’m back at it ! So this week’s TSN will be starting up a little section in this blog, where I will be writing…

NEWTS #8: The Great Gatsby

So this week I decided to do something a bit more chilled because last week was so busy ! I read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and I loved it ! Like, a lot. I was randomly rummaging through a friend’s book collection last week and decided to borrow it and give it…

Appreciation

I want to take a minute to appreciate. I was chatting to my sister earlier, telling her that I felt like I didn’t have much going for me. Immediately, she told me off for being stupid. Tough love, eh. She said that I am so much better off than the majority of the Earth’s population…

Versatile Blogger Award

So I’ve been lucky enough to be nominated for another award ! This post is long overdue, but I am super grateful !! I was nominated by The Nexus, which is a really cool science blog that covers a random range of interesting topics. Go check it out ! Thank you so much !! The…

NEWTS #7: A Girls’ Holiday to Portugal

This week is a double whammy because 1. I went on an all-girls holiday, and 2. I went to Portugal. These are two things I’ve never experienced before. 7 of us, who were good friends in sixth form, stayed in a villa a car’s journey away from Lisbon. It was all booked months ago while I was…

Open-minded

Open-minded Being mixed race, and balancing two almost opposite cultures, has meant that open-mindedness is something I’ve grown up with. I am half Egyptian, a quarter Scottish and a quarter English. I grew up in Cairo, Egypt and moved to England when I was 10. Egypt, like many countries in the Middle East, is relatively…

Liebster Award

So I was nominated by meetmeinnevada for a Liebster Award ! Thank you. I really appreciate it ! The feeling is completely mutual. As soon as I saw this, I took a minute to appreciate the acceptance and involvement I’ve experienced in this new community I decided to join 6 weeks ago. I then googled ‘Liebster Award’ and found…

NEWTS #6: Pulling Off A Successful Surprise Party

So the title is pretty self-explanatory. However, I think I should share the fact that I have attempted a surprise birthday party before. Those of you who are paying close attention to detail though have probably deduced that this first attempt was not successful. I mean, the party happened and all but it was a bit…