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The Ghost of Paddington

"He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear." - George Orwell, 1984.

There goes the ghost of Paddington
floating and passing in-between the fleeting souls of others frantically travelling home but, poor ghost, he cannot leave. No greeting, no courteous bow, not even a wave
- for he is the shadow that flickers from candlelight. Some see him from the corner of the eye but to most, he is simply ignored.
There goes the ghost of Paddington no bustling train to catch, no bursting home to go just simply a picture and a withered rose that still maintains it's handsome glow. Listen close, for you can hear tears as he begins to cry he weeps and sobs but not a soul can explain why. He holds the picture close to his heart as it begins to rain - becoming a complete work of art.
Did you hear about the ghost of Paddington?
For he was married and deeply in love but soon the endless summer turned into never-ending winter in which the leaves of harmony flew away like a dove. The poor s…

Welcome back returning students! Now here's 19278 books to read by next week.

If, like me, you've spent most of the summer working endless hours combined with tedious amounts of doing nothing at home, chances are that it's time for you to head back to the glorious world of University. We've all missed it, the £8 nights out, the furious scribbling of writing notes mid-lecture, slightly overcooking the pasta that you were meant to have for lunch the day prior, you get the picture. As a returning second year, not only was I anxious about an overwhelming work load, paying rent on time and making sure I can go without food poisoning for another 9 months, but would I be able to cope as a 'second year'?

After being back in Reading for just over two weeks, the answer so far is yes. Okay so lectures may have ONLY just started but, hey, you win some you lose some. I did however get my thoughts together and I was determined that this was going to be my year, I was going to be more organised, more punctual and more hard-working. Having said that, I'm…