Experiencing Rochdale with Pokémon GO

Having never owned a Nintendo GameBoy and going a few years without ready access to a television, I missed the Pokémon phenomenon the first time around. When the craze really kicked in I’d just finished university and was working in a bookshop. My knowledge of Pikachu and friends was from dealing out the blue and silver packets from behind the counter … More Experiencing Rochdale with Pokémon GO

Everyday Magic – writing exercises

There is magic in the everyday – the sheen of rain on the pavement, the crackle of leaves underfoot.  The following writing exercises are to get you thinking about recognising the sparkle in the mundane or re-imagining something repetitive that you might do everyday.  I gave a workshop on ‘Everyday Magic’ and here are some exercises that … More Everyday Magic – writing exercises