Hello to everyone who may or may not be reading this blog ! My name is Katie Mcloughlin and I am a self-confessed obsessor, daydreamer, tea-drinker, and book-lover.
I studied English Literature at Cardiff University as an undergraduate subject for my BA, and then took my love of books further by studying the same subject for my postgraduate Masters degree. After four years of solid reading, analysing, and writing pages and pages of fairly intellectual and academic thought, you would think that writing a blog would come easy to me. However, this blog is not only intended to share with you all the things in this world that I find quirky and interesting, but it will also allow me to develop and cultivate my writing skills. After all, what good is doing English Literature at University if I don’t intend to do something with it? In fact, one of the things that I would most love to become is either a magazine journalist, or an editor (or a fashion buyer….I wouldn’t be disappointed with either!)
Yet, sadly, my writing skills, despite my literature background, are lacking; unfortunately, I am rather used to writing in a very academic, coldly blunt, straightforward manner. Unlike one of my closest friends Olivia, who started her own cooking blog (oliviasbuns.blogspot.com), I am regrettably unable to write in a tone that inspires fun and laughter whilst also arousing interest.
Hopefully, what may start out as the typical, uninspiring musings of an average 22 year old with a penchant for books and cats, will eventually develop into a beautiful, fun, delightfully different place where you can come to be entertained and inspired.
So, to ironically use a phrase that I normally detest, ‘watch this space’ . This blog will mainly be dedicated to anything that I like or simply find interesting – I thought about having a ‘niche’ kind of blog but I love too many things to do that ! So yeah, I will just be posting about whatever takes my fancy, little ‘curiosities’, if you will 🙂 If you have any ‘curiosities’, please share them, and I will do some research and post my findings and opinions back here !
Hope you enjoy reading all the wonderful posts to come, but if you don’t, or if no one actually reads it, I can always blog-stalk myself. 🙂 xx