📌My Gift Shop is O-P-E-N! Homeware collection to uplift and inspire…

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Hey guys!

My Gift shop has launched, I really hope these new pieces send you good vibes and prettify your home.

Although much of my poetry is sorrowful and painful my work as a designer is geared towards brightening your day. Please have a view of My Shop. Sales from this gift shop help toward the running of my blogs Boho.blog/ and CatherineVaughansWorld.com. As a Poet I needed a happy outlet in my life and curating these designs has been so uplifting for me and I hope these items will put a smile on your face as you look for a place to put them in your home.

International shipping is available view here plus 30-day return guarantee

 

Cutesy Tea on Tea pack of 4 drinks coasters drinks.

These lend a more personal touch to your coffee table and tee rack – and there’ll be no more stains caused by hot brews and cold drinks.

£18.99
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Cutesy Tea cup Pillow Cover

Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

For your endless cups of tea or coffee as you sit and blog

Glossy hardboard with cork drip mat

£18.99
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Pink Roses are Pretty Pillow Cover

 

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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white rose cushionWhite Rose Pillow Cover

A beautiful addition to your chairs, sofas and bed
Size: 44 x 44 cm

Pillow cover for pillows sized 45 x 45 cm, durable twill fabrics. Other colours available

100% cotton

£14.99
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White Rose pack of 4 Drinks Coasters

Understated chic for your desk

£18.99
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Official Merch for my debut poetry Book The Quarter Life Crisis Poet is also available!

 

Official Tote Bag for “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet” (my debut poetry collection)

(Available in an array of colours from green, purple, black, red and more!)

£9.99
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Aluminum Water Bottle

Comes with an extra fastener and spring hook,
600ml   |   73mm wide

£11.99
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Poem: Lost Generation (Book: The Quarter Life Crisis Poet)

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LOST GENERATION

 

We are the heir
To Blair
In academia we make our bet
They get into debt.

Fortune is linear?
Starve, charge and never recharge.
Let’s get skinnier.

We are living it up
Naivety of a pup
In the workplace we are like slaves
Then at night we rave.

Our big break will come.
Chase, trace and encase.
To the beat of our drum

But I will not succumb

You are all so dumb
Here I become

And then some…

An artist.

I escaped to Bohemia

Away from academia
Ran from the curse
In my converse
And then some

Ran away from academia
Away from the curse
In my converse
To Bohemia

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The Analysis:

Originally I had discussed the meaning of the poem in this interview Q&A for author of The Heart trilogy book series Audrina Lane found here.

It was written 30th September 2010 after I dropped out of Law school and I was just unleashing my frustrations at academia and the political system in general. The title is an homage to the Beat Generation. The poem is essentially a vision of how my life would unfold. And who knows maybe now I’ve became the Artist? It has a rhythmical pace in the last two stanzas expressing the circumnavigational nature of life which contrasts with an earlier rhetoric: Fortune is linear? This echoes how society dictates how life should unfold. Though truthfully the path to success is more curvaceous it ebbs and flows yet peaks and troughs.

Looking back it’s so ironic that poetry was my source of unleash and then it was like I just stopped and didn’t pick it up again until January 2013 which was one heck of a pivotal year. 2013 was truly the year of The Search of Everything… But that’s for a future blog post.

I didn’t read other poets I just had so much pain and distress and it just manifested in these poems- it needed release. The only poetry training/teaching I’ve had is GCSE English Literature which ended at age 16.

This poem grapples with Quarter Life angst and the futile promises made to Millennials that we could achieve anything we wanted. It’s the most self-explanatory poem and the most foretelling as it was devising my own buried dreams for a Bohemia, a life filled with artists and poets one I wouldn’t attempt to forge until 2013. Subconsciously, I had finally walked off the path of convention and was ready to Manifest Destiny... I just didn’t know it yet!

Have I arrived in Bohemia? Not just yet, there’s still a long way to go…

The only thing getting in my way (at the time of writing) was the guy in the poem that followed after it called 2am…

 

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