Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Emma R
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Public
Reflections on Dublin
I step out of Connolly Station into the
grey streets of Dublin, the same streets immortalised by James Joyce
almost one hundred years ago. Every time I visit the city I am struck by its
intense openness. There are no masks, no touristy façades here (well, p...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Walking the York City Walls
Today is the day. Today, we’re going to
walk the York city walls. These large, imposing stone structures
enclose the old town now as they have done for many centuries, though now the
town has expanded, overflowing onto the other side like an unstoppable liv...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Whispers of Autumn
Today felt like the first real day of Autumn. I've been in France for the past two weeks, which is still in the last leisurely days of summer. It was bright and sunny and even the wind was warm. Here, it's a different story. When I woke up, I felt that the ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Control
I’m Emma, and I hate not being in control. I’m a
perfectionist at heart, and often it seems to me like the best way to get
things done is to do them myself, because only then will they live up to my own
high standards. I struggled with group work in school,...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Great Expectations
I wrote this post back in March, just after my second term ended. I'm a bit older and wiser now, but the words remain relevant for me today - and, I hope, for you, too. Before I moved to university six months ago, I had so many ideas and expectations about ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Life updates
I promise I'll be back soon. The summer holidays are beginning and my notepad and pen are calling. Until then, you might like to take a look at some of my most recent pieces of writing. I wrote this for the Christian Union in Cambridge , in anticipation of ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Life updates
I promise I'll be back soon. The summer holidays are beginning and my notepad and pen are calling. Until then, you might like to take a look at some of my most recent pieces of writing. <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
A warming bowl
I didn't realise how time-consuming cooking was until I started cooking for myself. I used to read the "30 minutes and under" sections of cookery books and magazines with a slightly disdainful air, thinking that 30 minutes was nothing for a decent meal. But...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
These past few months in media
After a splurge of posts in January, I'll admit that I have somewhat neglected this blog. (Not my column for the Varsity  blog, though!) So, here's a little list to let you know what I have been up to. (image source) TV and Drama Gilmore Girls (Netflix) I'm...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Chocolate and cardamom buns
Cardamom is a spice that I will always associate with my mother - not because of its name, but because I first encountered this distinctive, sweet spice when I baked a polenta cake flavoured with cardamom and rosewater for her birthday almost ten years ago....
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded