The heartache and the passion

I know many people will say ‘oh it’s just a game’ and yes, by in large it is. However to support a football team like Preston North End is to support your heritage . It goes beyond the 11 players on the pitch and the guys on the touchline, it’s about the pride.

Preston is a very proud city sat on the banks of the River Ribble in the heart of Lancashire. It is built on centuries of belief that to be one of its inhabitants is a privilege, and  let me tell you, it is. We may not have the grandeur of London or the modernity of Manchester but what we do have is the heart, passion that is in the soul of its inhabitants.  I have experienced the ups and the downs at Deepdale, I have cried when we have lost (including today) and I have cheered when we have won. It won’t be easy to see my beloved team starting next season in League 1 but I will be just as proud and just as devoted as I have for the past 11 seasons in The Championship.

Roll on August, a new challenge awaits the mighty whites at Deepdale and I can guarantee, there will be no lacking enthusiasm both on the pitch and on the terraces.

Preston till I die.

Inspiration

The  blank page, gulp, how is one supposed to fill it? In fact no, scratch that, how is one supposed to start to fill it?

I am a very new writer, this being my first blog, it is a dream I have secretly harboured for some time now, especially since I embarked on an English Literature degree just over 3 years ago. During which time I have read the works of some great english writers such as the Bronte sister, Austen and of course Mr W Shakespeare, the greatest of them all.

I often sat in wonder at their use of language,narrative and the characters they invent and the traits that they give them. Just where does that that inspiration come from?Is it everyday life? Maybe in the case of the Bronte’s, what with their oppressive school life and the numerous posts of governess which inspired Jane Eyre to the brooding dark rolling hills of the moors which feature so prominently in Wuthering Heights.

And so my question is this, where does a girl from urban Lancashire with a boring 9-5 job get her inspiration from? In all honesty I have not the faintest idea where I am heading with my writing but hey my ramblings have managed to fill the blank piece of paper, that must be an accomplishment in itself.

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