Realign and refocus.

I’ve recently come back from a week of dog sitting in Portsmouth. I would say it was a holiday but sitting around watching TV in your brother-in-laws house is not quite on par with sitting on a beach drinking cocktails. It was nevertheless a great opportunity to catch up with as many people as possible…

Failure is an option. Embrace it.

Failing one of my A-Level units and being held back a year before going to University felt, at the time, like the end of the world. That’s the simple way to describe a really shitty moment in my life. You can guess what happened at the time – I got my results, they weren’t good…

March Update

Yes I know it’s the first of April but this is no joke. It’s my monthly update! 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Applied for three, two in the same department and didn’t get any interviews. Feedback from the first two were laughable – I had…

Doing it for the Kids?

I honestly have no idea whether I want a child. I’ve just read an article where someone described their childbirth as “…birthing a hurricane. A spiked mace. A heap of barbed wire…”. Why on earth would I want to put Lucy through that? The potentially horrific aspects of childbirth have been spelled out to me…

Samus Aran – gender blind adventure

It is the future. On a brooding planet filled with danger a solitary figure strides through the darkness. The only signs of life are outwardly violent and your only support comes from those long since dead. You stride on regardless of the danger, your mission forcing you to explore further and your successes empowering you to push…

Sometimes, you just need to write.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world”. Words.  Simple or elegant words. Words bound together in a sentence, a paragraph or a whole piece of copy. Punctuation, well used, breaking the flow up as and when the writer wishes. It’s a…

Winning at life.

Yesterday I watched an episode of DIY SOS where a guy called Lamin got a free house. Lamin, an immigrant, who joined the Army to ‘do his bit for his country’ had three limbs blown off in Afghanistan after just three months into a tour. I won’t go into detail because that’s way too much…

Joining the Corbyn Chorus

It’s currently raining outside. The sky is grey and it makes the old buildings that surround my office look even more tired. Gloom permeates every aspect of my view and the scene is utterly depressing. This is classic Britain in my opinion. Oh, certainly there are things to cheer at times and British summertime can…

Brexit

Apparently, the crass term ‘Brexit’ was coined by former Labour MP Denis MacShane who got kicked out of government for fraud. I like to think his jail sentence was punishment for coming up with such an appalling tabloid portmanteau rather than the £12,900 in false accounting he was actually jailed for. Anyway, depending on where…