Author Archives: claritamannion

About claritamannion

Copywriter, linguist, travel lover. Happiest underwater. Lancashire/Catalunya/México/Netherlands

Reflections on last year

Washing off 2018 in the Nieuwjaarsduik, now it feels so distant that it’s hard to remember just how tough last year was. In all, 2018 was a heinous year in terms of my professional development and mental wellbeing, yet it … Continue reading

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Running AMOK

Today is my very first day of running AMOK! From 16th June to 15th July, I’ll be taking part in Random Acts’ Annual Melee of Kindness (AMOK). This month-long celebration of kindness can be as big or small as you … Continue reading

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Search for my tongue

Studying Spanish made me question my very existence on many occasions. At university, I wondered over and over why I’d chosen a subject that actively brought me stress and unhappiness, that pushed me so far out of my comfort zone. … Continue reading

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Let me die like a Mexican

They say you only truly die when your name is spoken for the last time. Nowhere is this more true than in Mexico, where Día de Muertos – or Day of the Dead – takes remembering lost loved ones to … Continue reading

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Food for the soul: oh, Oaxaca!

More than just a holiday, my visit to Oaxaca was an escape from reality. My world came crashing down one sunny Tuesday afternoon in February when I was told I had to leave Mexico before the month was out: by … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Working in online content, I get paid to write every day. Somehow this had fooled me into thinking that I was a writer. When I was growing up, I wrote constantly: stories, poems, diaries and endless pages-long letters to penpals … Continue reading

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