Look On The Write Side

The life of an anxious, Mario-Karting, English Literature postgrad

How ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ Reconnected Me With My Turkish Roots

DISCLAIMER: Any images used from Diriliş: Ertuğrul are not my own and have been taken directly from handy Internet sites like Pinterest etc. One of the things that I love most about living in London and attending a London university is the extremely diverse nature of the people around me. Over the years I haveContinue reading “How ‘Diriliş: Ertuğrul’ Reconnected Me With My Turkish Roots”

How I’ve Kept Myself Busy During Lockdown

A tale of Animal Crossing, diet, exercise and conscious procrastination! DISCLAIMER: This post contains discussion of COVID-19, mental health struggles, dieting, exercising and body image struggles Oh, lockdown. Social distancing. 2 metres apart. Something tells me that these phrases will never quite ring the same after the past few months we’ve had. -“Grandma Leyla, whereContinue reading “How I’ve Kept Myself Busy During Lockdown”

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4 thoughts on “Look On The Write Side

  1. On behalf of the Kartel, I wish you a happy birthday Leyla! I have really enjoyed reading your blog. And please consider seeing us again in Monroe, Louisiana some time! I hope Clark can make it again too! It was really a pleasure to meet your uncle Sami back in 2020. That was a moment I’ll never forget!


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    1. Hi Nick! Thank you so so much for this lovely message! 😃 I would absolutely love to return to Monroe and finally meet you. I hope you are doing well, all the best to you and your family! 🙏🏻


      1. And I still have the 2019 poster under my bed with your handwriting on it! I actually had the honour of meeting and playing against Sophie Jarmouni for the first time earlier this spring.

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