“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

As of May 2015, The English Teacup has moved from Blogspot to WordPress.
To visit the archived site, please click this link.
The English Teacup started out in April 2013 as a blog just used to format a piece of English Coursework (Criticisms of the OED). On returning to The English Teacup a month later to take down my coursework piece and deactivate the blog, I was amazed to find that it had 90 views just for that one entry. From there, I recognised that I wanted to continue blogging but was clueless as to what to write about or perhaps more importantly, what others might want to read about.
Then came along my boyfriend’s gap year to Australia and a little while later, my decision to defer university for a year and join him. This decision was much to the surprise of everyone as it was general knowledge that my nerdy self was excited to begin university and I was by no means known for speedily making big decisions without meticulously planning them through first but principally, I did it for a simple reason; I fell in love.
My next task was figuring out how to best remember our travels and let my friends and family back at home know what I’d been up to as many were now scattered around UK universities and interested in how my jump to Australia was going to turn out. The English Teacup was the perfect solution.
Since then, The English Teacup has expanded with features, book reviews, product reviews, student advice as well as personal posts. I use it as a writing portfolio as well as a platform to vent, share what I love and hopefully, to bring thought-provoking, interesting and useful content to the internet.

Please bear in mind when reading reviews or opinionated pieces that everything written (unless stated otherwise) is my own original work and my own views, I do not expect nor want them to be agreed on universally and I wholeheartedly invite constructive debate and opinions. When leaving feedback or partaking in discussions in your comments, please be constructive and remember that there is a human on the other side of the screen – any unpleasantness, aggressive language or discrimination will not be tolerated and your comments may be deleted without notice at my own discretion. If you wish to use or share anything written on The English Teacup, please make sure the site is clearly credited.

The English Teacup makes a small income from advertising and page views, all proceeds go back into running the blog. To help upkeep The English Teacup please continue to leave me feedback (through comments or by emailing enyamarie227@gmail.com), viewing adverts and sharing posts with your family and friends.

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These donations are used purely to maintain my blog and creative work and are gratefully accepted. If you want more information on this, please get in touch.

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Thank you to everyone who reads my little blog and has helped encourage me to build it so far and to keep going!

Please take your time to get a cuppa, have a read and leave feedback and thoughts. Have a great day!

If you have any questions or wish to contact me directly, please email me at: enyamarie227@gmail.com

The author and creator of this blog is Enya-Marie Clay – a devoted book-lover and aspiring writer from North East England who is currently undertaking an Mlitt degree in Children’s Literature at Newcastle University.

“No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.”

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  1. You know young miss there is a distinct handling of words from those ‘English’ minds compared to those ‘American’ minds. You Brits serve to preserve the old ways/ usages and that’s grand indeed!

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