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Dystopia - a list!

Hello all!

This is it! This is the end of November and therefore the end of dystopia month. There is so much more to talk about but I thought I’d leave you with a list of dystopia, which will not include… 4,468 more words

This Month's Theme

Be Brave

I catch myself
smiling at you
all the time.

Know that,
in your misty grey
I am beaming you light.

I find myself
sending you… 45 more words

Poems

The caterpillars are turning into chrysalids

Whilst we were out at an Easter egg hunt (not much hunting went on, but more of that in another post) the caterpillars all climbed up to the top of the pot they are in.   38 more words

Parenting

Book Club - Meeting 3

The book was The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham

A post-nuclear story of genetic mutation in a devastated world, which tells of the lengths the intolerant will go to keep themselves pure. 101 more words

Meetings

Enemy Unknown?

Last week at Gamescom, I got the chance to play a bit of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is a game I have been quite excited about, so it was great getting to play it. 305 more words

butterfly blooming

Ok, I have a confession to make: I love butterflies. I love the way they look, I love the way the fly and most off all, I love they way they bloom. 277 more words

Education

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

An elegant, traditionally written novel about strange, strange things. Much like the ghost story, the post-apocalyptic story is a highly traditional form that’s difficult to wring surprises out of, but when done right–as this novel is–produces a pleasant sense of fright and unease, a feeling that the world’s familiar shape is both deeply contingent and menacing. 82 more words